Monday morning memory lane image (1)

Posted : 8th June 2020 at 04:30:14

In September it will be 50 years exactly since Linfield famously met Manchester City in the first round of the European Cup Winners Cup.

City won the first leg 1-0, with Linfield winning the Windsor Park return leg 2-1 to be eliminated on the away goals rule.

However, it's the programme cover from another meeting between the two clubs on tomorrow's date of June 9 back in 1947 which features in today's Monday morning memory lane image (1).

The match details are below, with the Linfield team for the friendly boosted by the inclusion of several players with cross channel clubs.

Linfield 1 Manchester City 1

June 9, 1947

Benefit for groundsman Billy Campbell

Lockhart scored the Linfield goal

The team line up was - Russell, Feeney (Swansea), McMichael, Liggett, McCune, H. Walsh, McKenna, McCrory (Swansea), D. Walsh (West Brom), Smyth and Lockhart (Swansea).

The programme featured in the late David Crawford's contribution to a series "My favourite 5 programmes" which was published in an April 1993 issue of "Look at Linfield". David's reasons for the inclusion of the rare programme in his 'Favourite 5' are reproduced below.

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