• Short Summary

    THIRD DIVISION LEAGUE TEAM SWINDON TOWN TODAY (SATURDAY) FEATURED IN ONE OF THE BIGGEST UPSETS IN ENGLISH SOCCER HISTORY WHEN THEY DEFEATED FIRST DIVISIONAL ARSENAL BY THREE GOALS TO ONE IN THE LEAGUE CUP FINAL AT LONDON'S WEMBLEY GROUND.

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    THIRD DIVISION LEAGUE TEAM SWINDON TOWN TODAY (SATURDAY) FEATURED IN ONE OF THE BIGGEST UPSETS IN ENGLISH SOCCER HISTORY WHEN THEY DEFEATED FIRST DIVISIONAL ARSENAL BY THREE GOALS TO ONE IN THE LEAGUE CUP FINAL AT LONDON'S WEMBLEY GROUND. A CROWD OF 100,000 SAW SWINDON TAKE THE CUP WHEN THEY ADDED TWO MORE GOALS IN EXTRA TIME AFTER THE TEAMS HAD BEEN LEVEL AT THE END OF NORMAL TIME.

    ON A PITCH SATURATED BY RAIN SWINDON SUMMONED ALL THEIR STRENGTH AND DETERMINATION FROM THE START TO SWEEP ASIDE ARSENAL RESISTANCE. ARSENAL FOURTH IN THE FIRST DIVISION, WERE FAVOURITES FOR THE MATCH.

    SWINDON, HOWEVER, MADE BETTER USE OF THE HEAVY PITCH AND WERE ABLE TO BLOCK MOST OF ARSENAL'S ATTACKING MOVES BEFORE THEY BECAME DANGEROUS GOALKEEPER PETER DOWNSBOROUGH, WHO MADE A GOOD SAVE IN THE FIRST FEW MINUTES OF THE MATCH INSPIRED THE SWINDON DEFENCE.

    THE FIRST GOAL--FOR SWINDON--CAME IN THE 34TH MINUTE WHEN SCOTTISH INTERNATIONAL IAN URE MIS-KICKED A PASS-BACK TO HIS GOALKEEPER. BOD WILSON, AND ROGER SMART RACED IN TO SCORE.

    ARSENAL FOUGHT BACK, FROM A FREE KICK BY JON SAMMELS, BOBBY GOULD HEADED A GLANCING SHOT FOR GOAL BUT THE BALL HIT THE FOOT OF THE POST.

    IT WASN'T UNTIL FOUR MINUTES FROM TIME THAT ARSENAL MANAGED TO BREAK THROUGH AND EVEN THE SCORE. IT CAME AFTER DOWNSBOROUGH SAVED A SHOT BY GOULD. GOULD REGAINED THE INITIATIVE AND HEADED IN A SECOND SHOT THAT BEAT THE SWINDON GOALLIE.

    THE GAME WENT INTO EXTRA TIME AND SWINDON SETTLED THE RESULT WHEN ROGERS SCORED TWICE AGAINST A DISPIRITED ARSENAL DEFENCE.

    THE CUP WAS LATER PRESENTED TO THE VICTORIOUS SWINDON TEAM BY PRINCESS MARGARET, WHO WATCHED THE MATCH FROM THE ROYAL BOX.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABCG0KVFHC3TWNCE6N0UWQW36D
    Media URN:
    VLVABCG0KVFHC3TWNCE6N0UWQW36D
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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