On this date 50 years ago

Posted : 5th September 2020 at 14:04:42

In September 1970 Linfield were building up to momentous European Cup Winners Cup ties against the then cup holders Manchester City, a star studded team including City legends Corrigan, Lee, Summerbee and Bell.

As Linfieldfc.com builds up towards the 50th anniversary of the huge games, we look back at how Linfield prepared for the historic European games, the only time Linfield have been drawn against an English club in European competition.

On this September 5 date in 1970 Linfield won 2-1 in a home Ulster Cup group game against Glenavon.

Eric Magee scored both goals in a competition where each of the teams played each other once on a league basis, as a forerunner to the start of the league campaign.

Linfield lined up as follows on this September 5 date exactly 50 years ago today.

Derek Humphreys
Alan Fraser
Jackie Patterson
Billy Sinclair
Ivan McAllister
Eric Bowyer
Ronnie McAteer
Eric Magee
Billy Millen
Phil Scott
Bryan Hamilton

This was the 7th group game on the way to Linfield winning the Ulster Cup.

In the previous six games the results were as follows

August 15 - Portadown 0 Linfield 2 (Millen and Cathcart)
August 18 - Linfield 3 Ards 1 (Cathcart, Magee and Millen)
August 22 - Glentoran 1 Linfield 2 (McAteer and Scott)
August 27 - Derry City 2 Linfield 3 (Magee, Fraser, Sinclair)
August 29 - Linfield 1 Crusaders 0 (Pavis)
September 2 - Linfield 2 Cliftonville 0 (Cathcart and o.g.)

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