Scotland - Northern Ireland Junior International 1968

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Scotland - Northern Ireland Junior International 1968

Post by jcd-nifg » Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:23 pm

Has anyone seen a match report or any photos for this match at Bo'ness on 26th October 1968?

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Re: Scotland - Northern Ireland Junior International 1968

Post by ScottishFA » Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:27 pm

Here you go: https://news.google.co.uk/newspapers?ni ... page&hl=en Scroll forward to the football edition and you can see the match report.

There is a bit more in the Monday paper:
https://news.google.co.uk/newspapers?ni ... page&hl=en

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Re: Scotland - Northern Ireland Junior International 1968

Post by jcd-nifg » Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:09 pm

Thanks. Just need a few pictures now!

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Re: Scotland - Northern Ireland Junior International 1968

Post by Vasco » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:13 am

The one picture on that page - of Jim McDonald - brings to mind the Burgh's second Scottish Cup win that year. The Burgh's opponents in the quarter-final, after the late Hughie Gilshan had got the Burgh through the previous round second replay at Adamslie with a punch into the back of the Cumbernauld United, Dalglish and all, goal, were Kilsyth Rangers.

Unfortunately for us Jim had arranged to get married that day, so we travelled to Duncansfield with our perennial substitute McLean, who just happened to be a forward, at centre. Lo and behold did he not score both in a 2-2 draw, allowing the Burgh to bring Kilsyth back to Keanie Park for a replay in which Jim McDonald featured. Needless to say we won (3-2) and progressed to defeat Lochee Harp at Shawfield, before accounting for Glenrothes in the final replay.

Another interesting observation from that season was the number of goals I witnessed during the cup run -56!!

Newtongrange Star 5-3, Dunipace 6-1, Armadale Thistle 4-0, Valleyfield Colliery 4-1, Cumbernauld United 1-1, 2-2, 1-0, Kilsyth Rangers 2-2, 3-2, Lochee Harp 3-2, Glenrothes 2-2, 4-3

The Burgh won the Cup in 1964 and 1968 and both times lost the next game they played in the competition to Arniston Rangers (0-3 in '64 and 1-2 in '68)!

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