11th May – Today In Our Footballing History

11/05/1974 Glasgow Scotland 1-0 Tommy Cassidy

Pat Jennings, Pat Rice, Sammy Nelson, Liam O’Kane, Allan Hunter, Dave Clements, Bryan Hamilton (Tommy Jackson), Tommy Cassidy, Sammy Morgan, Sammy McIlroy, Chris McGrath

In wet conditions, the only goal came on 40 mins when Tommy Cassidy and keeper David Harvey slithered into oneanother and the ball cannoned off the forward’s legs and into the net despite a straining rescue effort by Martin Buchan. In the 2nd half, Joe Jordan saw an effort tipped on to the top of the crossbar and at the other end Jardine cleared off the line. Denis Law made a record 54th appearance for Scotland but overall it was a very disappointing afternoon for the World Cup bound team.

* Trivia –

This was a ‘home’ game for Northern Ireland who were playing their home games on the mainland, with Scotland games played at Hampden Park!

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Author: Mike Smith

Author: Mike Jones

The Glasgow Herald Match Report


Northern Ireland Footballing Greats



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