vs. Port Vale
All matches in 1969/70

Match Details

Monday, 9th March 1970
Vale Park, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent
1969/70 Football League Division Four
Match 35 of 46
Boulton 47', 50', Lacey 81' 
Attendance: 5456
Ref: Not known
GOAL: Anthony Lacey (3-0) GOAL: Clint Boulton (2-0) GOAL: Clint Boulton (1-0) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off GOAL: Anthony Lacey (3-0) GOAL: Clint Boulton (2-0) GOAL: Clint Boulton (1-0) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

Pools travelled to snow-bound Staffordshire with confidence high from the previous week`s convincing home win. A debut was handed to Derby County`s Jim Walker who arrived on a loan spell from Brian Clough`s team after losing his place to John McGovern. With about an inch of snow covering the Vale Park pitch, the home side dominated the first half but a battling display from the Pools defence kept the scoreline blank.

The resumption of the game after the break was delayed by five minutes in bizarre circumstances. Fresh from a running snowball fight with local police, the Vale fans found a more amusing target in George Smith. The Pools keeper stood out of his area to stay out of range and the kickoff was delayed while order was restored. Once underway, Smith went from avoiding snowballs to picking the football out of his net. Within five minutes of the restart full back Clinton Boulton had given his team a two-goal lead. First Gough collected the ball from a Smith punch and set up BOULTON to score. Then within three minutes BOULTON headed powerfully from a corner. The home side dominated the rest of the game and on 81 minutes they made the points safe when Gough headed down a Morris cross for LACEY to volley home.


Manager: Not known
9010000901-1 flag flag0011Keith Ball
9022000901-1 flag flag0012Clint Boulton
9030000901-1 flag flag0023Ron Wilson
9040000901-1 flag flag0014Johnny King
9050000901-1 flag flag0015Roy Sproson
9060000901-1 flag flag0016Johnny Green
9070000901-1 flag flag0017Mike Morris
9081000901-1 flag flag0018Anthony Lacey
9090000901-1 flag flag0019John James
90100000901-1 flag flag00110Ian Buxton
90110000901-1 flag flag00111Bobby Gough
Manager: Gus McLean
9010000901-1 flag flag0011George Smith
9020000901-1 flag flag0012Tony Bircumshaw
9030000901-1 flag flag0013Bobby Dobbing
9040000901-1 flag flag0014Tony Parry
9050010901-1 flag flag0015John Gill
9060000901-1 flag flag0016Tony Boylan
9070000901-1 flag flag0017Ron Young
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Alan Goad
9090000901-1 flag flag0019Lance Robson
90100000901-1 flag flag00110Jim Walker
90110010901-1 flag flag00211Harry Kirk
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
1011101210     1  flag flag0011George Smith33y 330d00
2013601440     1  flag flag0012Tony Bircumshaw25y 29d55
30270310     1  flag flag0013Bobby Dobbing20y 255d11
4011861286     1  flag flag0014Tony Parry24y 182d55
5016411761     1  flag flag0015John Gill29y 34d11
604141     1  flag flag0016Tony Boylan20y 18d00
70670730     1  flag flag0017Ron Young24y 190d1417
80810880     1  flag flag0018Alan Goad21y 213d44
903030     1  flag flag0019Lance Robson30y 72d00
1001010     1  flag flag00110Jim Walker22y 272d00
110210230     1  flag flag00211Harry Kirk25y 196d45
Average age of starting eleven = 25y 96d

League Table

4Port Vale3242
3Port Vale3344