The Start Of FA Cup Glory For Arsenal On This Day, 6th January 1971

06011971 Yeovil Town 0 Arsenal 3 top photo It had the potential for a classic FA Cup upset. The slope at Huish Park, a history of running League clubs close at home with the occasional win – notably Sunderland in 1949. Walsall haunted Arsenal at every turn but goals from Ray Kennedy and a John Radford brace put paid to any hopes of a Winter cup upset.06011971 Yeovil Town 0 Arsenal 306011971 Yeovil Town 0 Arsenal 3 bottom photo

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2 thoughts on “The Start Of FA Cup Glory For Arsenal On This Day, 6th January 1971

  1. This game was due to be played on 2 January but was postponed due to the weather. It also came 22 years after the Sunderland game and the Daily Mirror reporter mentioned something about Yeovil having to wait another 22 years to see top flight opponents at The Huish.

    Although they played a couple of other top flight teams inbetween, Yeovil hosted Arsenal again on 2 January 1993, exactly 22 years after this game was due to be played.

  2. What a cup run that was. The most exciting that I can remember. I think they have levelled the pitch now and even play in a league higher than Argyle. My mates and I would have had a good laugh on the terraces at Home Park had we been told that then.

    Also noted was the journalism. An actual match report telling us what happened at the game. Where was the speculation about the manager or transfers or the colour of Big John’s boots?

    They had a lot to learn.

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