JACKIE SINCLAIR (centre of pic) SCORES WOR 2nd GOAL
WHICH STARTED THE RANGERS PITCH INVASION
"AYE!---HOOLIGANS WERE DEFINATELY ALIVE AND KICKIN', HALF A CENTURY AGO!"
Just a week after a'd hitch hiked to Glasgow for wor Fairs Cup game v Rangers, which ended 0-0, (see 'ground 10' in archive section), we played the home leg at St James' Park when 'The Gallowgate End' woz invaded by Rangers fans (the 'away end' in those day)
|NOTE THAT SOME OF THE RANGERS HOOLIGANS|
WERE WEARIN' SUITS AND TIES!
Jimmy Scott had scored the forst goal in the 52nd minute and when Jackie Sinclair added the 2nd in the 77th minute to win the tie, Rangers fans hurled bottles and invaded the pitch to try and get the match abandoned!
|JIMMY SCOTT SCORES 1st GOAL AT THE LEAZES END!|
I woz in The Leazes End that neet (The 'Toon end' in those days) az the battle unfolded on the pitch with the local dibble and dog handlers caalled to restore order---it took 20 minutes to clear the pitch!
The notorious 'Leazes Enders' stood firm az we knew that if WE invaded the pitch to confront them, the game would probably have been abandoned!---Which of course woz wot the Rangers fans wanted!
RANGERS FANS CLIMB A FLOODLIGHT PYLON
AT THE GALLOWGATE END
FOR A BETTER VIEW!