Two goals from striker John Radford -- at the start and end of the first half -- put Arsenal into a commanding position against Coventry in London on Saturday (11 December).
TGV Arsenal (playing right to left in two-tone jersies) and attacking around Coventry and gaining a corner kick
LV Arsenal taking corner and Radford heading ball into Coventry goal
TV Arsenal in possession and taking ball into goal area as Radford scores again
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Background: Two goals from striker John Radford -- at the start and end of the first half -- put Arsenal into a commanding position against Coventry in London on Saturday (11 December).
Radford gave Arsenal a tremendous boost in the fifth minute of the first half when he headed in a corner kick from team mate George Armstrong. Ten seconds before the end of the half, he scored again with a powerful shot from a pass by Armstrong.
Although the second half produced some fine football from both teams, there was no further scoring.
SYNOPSIS: The 1970 double champions, Arsenal, met Coventry in London on Saturday and launched a series of attacking moves in the opening minutes of the game. The Coventry defence was stretched to keep pace with the Arsenal forwards. In the fifth minute, Coventry conceded a corner, and George Armstrong floated the ball. John Radford made no mistake with the header.
In the closing stages of the first half, Arsenal were back on the attack. The forwards and midfield players gave themselves plenty of time to set up the final move and once again it was the George Armstrong-John Radford combination which produced the only other goal in the match, leaving the final score Arsenal - 2, Coventry - nil.