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    Sheffield, Yorkshire.

    Start of the FA (Football Association) Cup semi-finals between Birmingham City and Sunderland. GV. Birmingham in white shorts kicking off from left to right. Sunderland in black shorts and striped shirts. They kick off and the ball goes down field and runs out to their right winger Gordon Astall who runs on and shoots. The goalkeeper saves and clears. SCU. Crowd. SV. Sunderland starting to make move. Len Shackleton pass across field to Stan Anderson who kicks it up field. Shot from behind Birmingham goal. Sunderland attacking. The ball comes across the goal area and Gilbert Merrick runs out and tips it away from the Sunderland goal. It runs loose and is kicked back into the goal mouth but goes wide. CU. Spectator making gestures. GV. Birmingham on the attack. Birmingham player running with ball, he slips it along the left wing. The left winger receives and goes forward and he beats Jack Hedley. CU. Spectator. GV. Birmingham attacking on the left wing. Brown in possession. He runs into the middle and he flicks it into the goal area where MacDonald and Noel Kinsey run in together. Kinsey glides it into the net. Sunderland 0 - Birmingham 1. SV. Goal mouth, Eddie Brown jumping for joy after having made an easy goal for Kinsey and he runs back up-field. SV. Cheering crowd. GV. Sunderland starting a move. Billy Elliott receives and runs forward. He flicks it out to Len Shackleton who flicks it up-field. SV. The ball coming through the air and Shackleton heads towards goal but Merrick saves, throws it out to his left wing and clears. GV. Massed crowd. Half time. GV. Sunderland coming towards goal on the attack. Bingham receives and beats Ken Green and shoots a good shot which goalie Merrick saves. CU. Spectator. GV. Birmingham goal area, Sunderland attacking. Ball comes through the air. Green and Fleming jump but Green heads it away. The ball comes back and Green, a team-mate and a Sunderland man all jump together. Ball goes loose to a Sunderland man who shoots but Merrick dives to save and kicks up-field. CU. Kids with rattle.

    GV. Sunderland goal area. Eddie Brown in possession running fast towards goal with ball. He flicks it inside where Astall rushes in and kicks it into the the net. Jubilation from the players. Birmingham 2, Sunderland 0. SV. The goal area with Sunderland players laying down after goal is scored. SV. Massed crowd cheering. LV. Sunderland attacking, ball goes out to their right wing who receives and centres but Merrick jumps, collects ball and clears. CU. Spectator shouting. GV. Midfield, Birmingham attacking. Trevor Smith kicks up-field. CU. Spectator. GV. Eddie Brown with ball and goalkeeper well out of goal. He lobs it over goal keeper's head and the ball goes into the net. Birmingham 3, Sunderland 0. CU. Spectator pounding on hat boy is wearing.


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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:49:00 / 01:40:55:00
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    football Birmingham City FC Cup Matches 1956
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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