Monday morning memory lane image (1)

Posted : 22nd June 2020 at 11:00:36

Over the past few weeks has launched a new ‘Monday morning memory lane’ feature in which we focus on two separate photos and the interesting story behind the photos.

Increasingly, over the coming weeks there will be a European theme to this feature and in the first of today’s two photos we reflect on a rare programme cover from a European Cup 1st round 2nd leg tie away to Dniepr of the then Soviet Union (now Ukraine) on September 27, 1989.

The programme cover of the home tie is also featured.

Linfield lost the 1st leg 2-1 at Wrexham’s Racecourse ground. Paul Mooney scored the Linfield goal in a team that lined up as follows - Dunlop, Dornan, Coyle, Doherty, Jeffrey, Dehnoun, Grattan, Mooney, McGaughey, McKeown and Bailie. Baxter replaced Grattan as sub and the team that finished the game in Wrexham started the game in the Ukraine two weeks later.

Dniepr won the second leg 1-0 to progress on a 3-1 aggregate.

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