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RUFC - First Match

We go back to the late 60's for our next memory jerker and zipadeedoodah has kindly found out about my (herringthorpe) first game.

Strictly speaking, it wasn't the actual first game I went to but this was the first game I went without my Dad, I went with my cousin, who was a year older than me and sensible (yeah, right!) I remember walking past Ferham Park and two boys came chasing after us and tried to pinch my scarf (a knitted red and white squares one in those days) and my cousin grabbed it back and said words which I never knew could come out of her mouth in those days! I remember we won the game and that Dave Bentley became our hero for a while because he scored two goals. And I remember that I had a season ticket which was a little cardboard book with my name and address in and the cover was green and I was disappointed because I wanted a red one (which was, I believe a grown up one!)

SATURDAY AUGUST 9TH 1969

First day of the 1969-70 season saw reigning League Champions Leeds United beating Tottenham 3-1 at Elland Road, with goals from Billy Bremner, new signing from Leicester, Allan Clarke and Johnny Giles.
Jimmy Greaves replied for Tottenham.
At the other end of the League, Bradford Park Avenue started their last ever Football League season with a 2-0 home win over Aldershot.
Match of the day that night showed just one game, the 2-2 draw between Crystal Palace and Manchester United at Selhurst Park.
Mel Blyth and Gerry Queen scoring for the hosts, with Bobby Charlton and Willie Morgan replying for the visitors.

ROTHERHAM UNITED 4 BURY 3

AT MILLMOOR GATE...7,089


Teams
Rotherham
1. JIM FURNELL
2. BARRY MEALAND
3. DENNIS LEIGH
4. CHRIS HUDSON
5. DAVE WATSON
6. TREVOR SWIFT
7. LEE BROGDEN
8. STEVE DOWNES
9. TREVOR WOMBLE
10. DAVE BENTLEY
11. JIMMY MULLEN
SUB. BILLY GRIFFIN (REPLACED HUDSON)
Manger: Jimmy McAnearney

Bury
1. NEIL RAMSBOTTOM
2. KEITH ECCLESHARE
3. HUGH TINNEY
4. BRIAN TURNER
5. BEN ANDERSON
6. RAY PARRY
7. PAUL HINCE
8. ALEX RAE
9. GEORGE JONES
10. ALF ARROWSMITH
11. JIM CONNELL
Manager: Jack Marshall

GOALS...
ROTHERHAM...DAVE BENTLEY 2, HUGH TINNEY O.G, TREVOR WOMBLE
BURY...GEORGE JONES 3

OTHER GAMES ON AUGUST 9TH 1969
English Division One
Arsenal 0-1 Everton
Crystal Palace 2-2 Manchester Utd
Derby Co 0-0 Burnley
Ipswich Town 0-0 Nottingham For
Leeds Utd 3-1 Tottenham H
Liverpool 4-1 Chelsea
Manchester City 4-1 Sheffield Wed
Southampton 0-2 West Brom Alb
Sunderland 0-0 Coventry City
West Ham Utd 1-0 Newcastle Utd
Wolverhampton W 3-1 Stoke City

English Division Two
Aston Villa 0-1 Norwich City
Blackburn Rov 2-0 Swindon Town
Blackpool 2-1 Portsmouth
Bolton Wan 4-1 Millwall
Bristol City 1-0 Watford
Carlisle Utd 2-3 Cardiff City
Charlton Ath 2-1 Preston NE
Leicester City 3-1 Birmingham City
Oxford Utd 1-2 Huddersfield T
Queen's Park Rgs 3-0 Hull City
Sheffield Utd 3-0 Middlesbrough

English Division Three
Barnsley 1-0 Bournemouth
Brighton & HA 1-1 Walsall
Fulham 0-0 Bradford City
Halifax Town 1-0 Shrewsbury Town
Luton Town 3-0 Barrow
Mansfield Town 1-0 Gillingham
Reading 2-1 Plymouth Argyle
Rochdale 0-3 Leyton Orient
Rotherham Utd 4-3 Bury
Southport 0-0 Bristol Rov
Torquay Utd 2-1 Doncaster Rov
Tranmere Rov 3-0 Stockport Co

English Division Four
Bradford Park Av 2-0 Aldershot
Crewe Alexandra 2-0 Northampton Town
Darlington 0-2 Southend Utd
Hartlepool Utd 0-0 Brentford
Lincoln City 3-3 Colchester Utd
Newport Co 1-2 York City
Notts Co 0-0 Oldham Ath
Port Vale 0-0 Peterborough Utd
Sc**thorpe Utd 2-3 Chester City
Swansea City 0-0 Chesterfield
Workington 0-0 Grimsby Town
Wrexham 3-0 Exeter City

Scottish Football

Hiya Caz.....whooooooo only 3 days to your holibobs....i bet your like a kid a chrimbo aren't ya...lol
Here's the details for your first game...i'll let you add any stories about the day.

SATURDAY AUGUST 9TH 1969

First day of the 1969-70 season saw reigning League Champions Leeds United beating Tottenham 3-1 at Elland Road, with goals from Billy Bremner, new signing from Leicester, Allan Clarke and Johnny Giles.
Jimmy Greaves replied for Tottenham.
At the other end of the League, Bradford Park Avenue started their last ever Football League season with a 2-0 home win over Aldershot.
Match of the day that night showed just one game, the 2-2 draw between Crystal Palace and Manchester United at Selhurst Park.
Mel Blyth and Gerry Queen scoring for the hosts, with Bobby Charlton and Willie Morgan replying for the visitors.

ROTHERHAM UNITED 4 BURY 3
AT MILLMOOR GATE...7,089

GOALS...
ROTHERHAM...DAVE BENTLEY 2, HUGH TINNEY O.G, TREVOR WOMBLE
BURY...GEORGE JONES 3

TEAMS
ROTHERHAM UNITED
1. JIM FURNELL
2. BARRY MEALAND
3. DENNIS LEIGH
4. CHRIS HUDSON
5. DAVE WATSON
6. TREVOR SWIFT
7. LEE BROGDEN
8. STEVE DOWNES
9. TREVOR WOMBLE
10. DAVE BENTLEY
11. JIMMY MULLEN
SUB. BILLY GRIFFIN (REPLACED HUDSON)

MANAGER...JIMMY MCANEARNEY

BURY
1. NEIL RAMSBOTTOM
2. KEITH ECCLESHARE
3. HUGH TINNEY
4. BRIAN TURNER
5. BEN ANDERSON
6. RAY PARRY
7. PAUL HINCE
8. ALEX RAE
9. GEORGE JONES
10. ALF ARROWSMITH
11. JIM CONNELL

MANAGER...JACK MARSHALL

OTHER GAMES ON AUGUST 9TH 1969

English Division One
Arsenal 0-1 Everton
Crystal Palace 2-2 Manchester Utd
Derby Co 0-0 Burnley
Ipswich Town 0-0 Nottingham For
Leeds Utd 3-1 Tottenham H
Liverpool 4-1 Chelsea
Manchester City 4-1 Sheffield Wed
Southampton 0-2 West Brom Alb
Sunderland 0-0 Coventry City
West Ham Utd 1-0 Newcastle Utd
Wolverhampton W 3-1 Stoke City

English Division Two
Aston Villa 0-1 Norwich City
Blackburn Rov 2-0 Swindon Town
Blackpool 2-1 Portsmouth
Bolton Wan 4-1 Millwall
Bristol City 1-0 Watford
Carlisle Utd 2-3 Cardiff City
Charlton Ath 2-1 Preston NE
Leicester City 3-1 Birmingham City
Oxford Utd 1-2 Huddersfield T
Queen's Park Rgs 3-0 Hull City
Sheffield Utd 3-0 Middlesbrough

English Division Three
Barnsley 1-0 Bournemouth
Brighton & HA 1-1 Walsall
Fulham 0-0 Bradford City
Halifax Town 1-0 Shrewsbury Town
Luton Town 3-0 Barrow
Mansfield Town 1-0 Gillingham
Reading 2-1 Plymouth Argyle
Rochdale 0-3 Leyton Orient
Rotherham Utd 4-3 Bury
Southport 0-0 Bristol Rov
Torquay Utd 2-1 Doncaster Rov
Tranmere Rov 3-0 Stockport Co

English Division Four
Bradford Park Av 2-0 Aldershot
Crewe Alexandra 2-0 Northampton Town
Darlington 0-2 Southend Utd
Hartlepool Utd 0-0 Brentford
Lincoln City 3-3 Colchester Utd
Newport Co 1-2 York City
Notts Co 0-0 Oldham Ath
Port Vale 0-0 Peterborough Utd
Sc**thorpe Utd 2-3 Chester City
Swansea City 0-0 Chesterfield
Workington 0-0 Grimsby Town
Wrexham 3-0 Exeter City

Scottish League Cup Preliminary Round Group 1
Celtic 6-1 Airdrie
Raith Rov 2-3 Rangers

Scottish League Cup Preliminary Round Group 2
Aberdeen 2-2 Dunfermline Ath
Hibernian 4-1 Clyde

Scottish League Cup Preliminary Round Group 3
Partick Thistle 0-2 Kilmarnock
St Johnstone 3-1 Dundee

Scottish League Cup Preliminary Round Group 4
Dundee Utd 2-3 Hearts
St Mirren 1-1 Morton

Scottish League Cup Preliminary Round Group 5
Albion Rov 0-1 Montrose
Motherwell 2-0 East Fife

Scottish League Cup Preliminary Round Group 6
Ayr Utd 2-0 Queen's Park
Queen o' South 2-0 East Stirling

Scottish League Cup Preliminary Round Group 7
Clydebank 1-3 Dumbarton
Cowdenbeath 2-2 Stranraer

Scottish League Cup Preliminary Round Group 8
Arbroath 2-3 Stirling Alb
Falkirk 3-1 Forfar Ath

Scottish League Cup Preliminary Round Group 9
Alloa Ath 0-3 Hamilton Acad
Brechin City 1-0 Berwick Rgs





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