• Short Summary

    SCOTLAND, PLAYING ON THEIR HOME GROUND AT GLASGOW, DREW 1 - 1 AGAINST IRELAND TONIGHT (6 MAY) IN THE HOME INTERNATIONAL SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES.

  • Description

    SCOTLAND, PLAYING ON THEIR HOME GROUND AT GLASGOW, DREW 1 - 1 AGAINST IRELAND TONIGHT (6 MAY) IN THE HOME INTERNATIONAL SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES. SCOTLAND HAD BEEN LEADING IN THE SERIES, FOLLOWED BY ENGLAND, IRELAND AND THEN WALES, AND THE RESULT WAS A BIG BLOW TO THEIR HOPES OF WINNING THE CHAMPIONSHIP, WHICH NOW SEEMS LIKELY TO GO TO WORLD CUP HOLDERS, ENGLAND.

    ALEX MCMORDIE PUT IRELAND IN THE LEAD IN THE 11TH MINUTE WITH A GOAL SET UP FOR HIM BY GEORGE BEST. SCOTLAND, PLAYING IN THE LIGHT SHORTS, LACKED ORGANISATION AND SEEMED UNABLE TO RIVAL THE IRISH TEAMWORK.

    THE IRISH, GIVEN LITTLE CHANCE OF WINNING BEFORE THE GAME, WERE QUICKER TO THE BALL, BUT WEAKNESS IN FRONT OF GOAL COST THEM A VICTORY THEY DESERVED.

    SCOTLAND IMPROVED AFTER THE INTERVAL WITH THE WIND AND RAIN NOW AT THEIR BACKS, AND THEY EQUALISED IN THE 55TH MINUTE WITH A HEADER BUY COLIN STEIN.

    IRELAND RETURNED TO THE ATTACK, BUT IT WAS NOW THAT THEY SHOWED THEIR LACK OF FINISHING-POWER. CLEMENTS AND DOUGAN BOTH MISSED GREAT CHANCES, AND BEST PUT THE BALL IN THE NET ONLY TO HAVE THE GOAL DISALLOWED FOR HAND-BALL.

    THE SCOTS NEVER LOOKED LIKE SCORING AGAIN, AND ON THE FORM THEY SHOWED SEEM UNLIKELY TO SUCCEED WHEN THEY MEET ENGLAND FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL ON SATURDAY (10 MAY).

    TORRENTIAL RAIN, A RAIL STRIKE AND TELEVISION COVERAGE KEPT THE CROWD DOWN TO UNDER 8,000 - THE SMALLEST EVER - IN HAMPDEN PARK STADIUM, WHICH HAS A CAPACITY OF 134,000.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3UE1YD4IC7HXIP6IU28DWFMRW
    Media URN:
    VLVA3UE1YD4IC7HXIP6IU28DWFMRW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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