• Short Summary

    WEMBLEY, PACKED TO CAPACITY FOR ONLY THE SECOND TIME IN 40 YEARS OF RUGBY LEAGUE FINALS, SAW CASTLEFORD OVERCOME A HALF-TIME DEFICIT TO WIN THIS YEAR'S CUP MATCH BY BEATING SALFORD 11-6.

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    WEMBLEY, PACKED TO CAPACITY FOR ONLY THE SECOND TIME IN 40 YEARS OF RUGBY LEAGUE FINALS, SAW CASTLEFORD OVERCOME A HALF-TIME DEFICIT TO WIN THIS YEAR'S CUP MATCH BY BEATING SALFORD 11-6.

    IT WAS SALFORD THE OUTSIDERS, WHO PROVIDED THE SURPRISES. WITH ONLY THREE MINUTES OF THE FIRST HALF GONE WELSHMAN RON HILL LANDED A 36-YARD PENALTY GOAL AFTER AN INFRINGEMENT.

    THERE WAS A NO-NONSENSE ATMOSPHERE WITH CRUNCHING TACKLES AND SOME EARLY FIST FIGHTS.

    IT WASN'T UNTIL 30 MINUTES HAD GONE THAT CASTLEFORD APPEARED TO SPRING INTO LIFE. FLY-HALF HARDISTY WAS ON THE RECEIVING END OF A GOOD PASS WHICH ALLOWED KEITH HOWE TO BURST THROUGH A NARROW GAP TO OPEN THE SCORING FOR CASTLEFORD. THE CONVERSION FAILED.

    IT WAS THE BIG FOOT OF RON HILL AGAIN THAT PUT SALFORD AHEAD AT HALF TIME. HE HAMMERED HOME HIS SECOND PENALTY.

    THE SECOND HALF SAW CASTLEFORD DOMINATE THE MATCH. REILLY, A BIG LOOSE FORWARD, POWERED HIS WAY THROUGH TO PUT HARDISTY OVER FOR A TRY. REDFEARN SUCCESSFULLY CONVERTED IT TO GIVE THEM AN 8-4 LEAD.

    A GLIMMER OF A REVIVAL FROM SALFORD CAME WHEN RON HILL, THE HERO OF THE LANCASHIRE SIDE, KICKED HIS THIRD PENALTY GOAL TO REDUCE THE DEFICIT.

    COMMANDING MOST OF THE PLAY IN THE LATTER STAGES OF THE GAME, SALFORD SEALED THE CUP FINAL WITH A NEAT TRY BY HEPWORTH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8AVODBFSLY659BHO0PDFJS0Q8
    Media URN:
    VLVA8AVODBFSLY659BHO0PDFJS0Q8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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