30th October – Today In Our Footballing History

30/10/1974 Solna Sweden 2-0 Chris Nicholl, Martin O’Neill

Pat Jennings, Liam O’Kane, Sammy Nelson (Ronnie Blair), Allan Hunter, Chris Nicholl, Hugh Dowd, Tommy Jackson, Martin O’Neill, Sammy Morgan, Sammy McIlroy, Bryan Hamilton

It was a terrific result for the Irish who attacked from the start and took a 7th minute lead when Nicholl headed in a corner from McIlroy, Martin O’Neill made it 2-0 on 23 with a powerful shot from just outside the area. Sweden were on top in the 2nd half but the Irish hung on to claim the points. This turned out to be Terry Neill’s last match as manager, he would resign on 6th March 1975.

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The Glasgow Herald Match Report

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Northern Ireland Footballing Greats

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