Bambrick fires Linfield to another trophy success on this May 17 date 90 years ago

Posted : 17th May 2020 at 00:09:13

90 years ago today - on May 17, 1930 - Linfield defeated Belfast Celtic 2-0 in the Charity Cup Final at Solitude.

Both goals were scored by the legendary goal machine Joe Bambrick.

The Linfield line up was : Black, Brown, Frame, McCleery, Jones, Sloan, Hewitt, McCracken, Bambrick, Grice and Kilpatrick.

In the first round Bambrick scored 4 goals in a 6-2 home win over Brantwood on May 5.

The semi final was played only 4 days before the final - Bambrick netting a hat trick in a 3-2 win against Distillery at Celtic Park on May 13.

It was a season for Bambrick to score in winning cup finals for Linfield.

On March 29, 1930 ‘Head heel or toe, slip it to Joe‘ scored all 4 goals in Linfield’s 4-3 Irish Cup triumph against Ballymena at Celtic Park.

On April 9 1930, Bambrick scored a hat trick as Linfield defeated Glentoran 3-1 in the County Antrim Shield final at Solitude.

In addition to Irish Cup, County Antrim Shield and Charity Cup successes, Linfield were also Irish League champions in the 1929/30 season.

And of course, it was a season in which the legendary Joe Bambrick achieved immortality after scoring 6 goals in an international for Ireland in their 7-0 win against Wales at Celtic Park on February 1, 1930.

More than 90 years after this remarkable feat, it remains a record for a British Isles player in international football.

Linfield FC recalls with pride the goal scoring prowess and trophy successes of one of our All-Time Greatest ever players - Joe Bambrick from Roden Street, near his beloved Windsor Park.

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