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jock dock tower
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Think this is against Scunthorpe on the opening day of the 1971-2 season against Scunny. We won 4-1 and it set the scene for the most amazing season. Sir Matt got a hat trick that day, and incredibly two of the were weren't headers.

The atmosphere surrounding the club that Lawrie Mac had generated in just a few weeks was incredible, and 7,500 packed into BP for this game, and I well remember the Scunny fans entering the ground early and settling themselves into the back of the Pontoon. There was a lot of crowd trouble that day before Grimsby eventually chased them out at half time. Was it really 43 years ago????

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There was certainly a game much later than this one when the Scunny fans arrived very early and set up in the Pontoon and the police didn't make them leave and the Town fans had to house themselves in the Osmond.
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Was there!!  
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I was in that open corner between Ponny and Main for that game
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I was Bus driving at the time,

My conductor got married on that day,( he was not a footy fan )

He held his do after the ceremony in the old hut that was behind the Barretts,

So when I got the chance, I kept nipping out to see how the game was progressing.


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There was certainly a game much later than this one when the Scunny fans arrived very early and set up in the Pontoon and the police didn't make them leave and the Town fans had to house themselves in the Osmond.


Year ?
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Think this is against Scunthorpe on the opening day of the 1971-2 season against Scunny. We won 4-1 and it set the scene for the most amazing season. Sir Matt got a hat trick that day, and incredibly two of the were weren't headers.

The atmosphere surrounding the club that Lawrie Mac had generated in just a few weeks was incredible, and 7,500 packed into BP for this game, and I well remember the Scunny fans entering the ground early and settling themselves into the back of the Pontoon. There was a lot of crowd trouble that day before Grimsby eventually chased them out at half time. Was it really 43 years ago????

[IMG]http://i61.tinypic.com/f1378.jpg[/IMG]


Think this goal came from one of my corners, Sir Matt as he is well known by was an exceptional striker who I had the utmost confidance in. Mick Hickman was also a brilliant  team player indeed. What a good picture that is indeed.
New footballer Dave Boylen who played in that game.

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Year ?


Can't remember.

There was also a game against Middlesbrough when they brought several thousand and housed themselves in the Pontoon, that must have been in the late 60s I think as I used to stand in the Osmond in those days with my dad.

I remember looking at the Pontoon and seeing a sea of red & white with a small enclave of black & white completely surrounded. There were also a crew of the Boro in the Osmond as well that day, I can't remember if there was any trouble though.

We beat them 2-1 if my memory serves me correctly.

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I remember this very well. It was only a few days after we'd beat Japan in a friendly 7-2 wasn't it? Remember Scunny hoisting a Union Jack with their name across the Ponny and then being forcibly ejected when Town fans actually turned up.  
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I was in the top centre of the Pontoon along with quite of few other fans from Mablethorpe.  

Alas as ever supporting Town, this great season was to be a big "miss".  I joined the RAF as an apprentice at Hereford in Jan 72.  We were not allowed home at weekends so very few games seen.    In those days, had to reply on Telegraph footy papers sent from home.  (The equivalent of food parcels in WW", only better!).  

I still think of that last missed game beating Exeter 3-0 to get the championship.  22,000!!!

To make things worse, I even turned down a free ticket to see the Hereford v Newcastle FA Cup replay, to my lasting shame.  We had bull-nights to do and discipline was very strict.This tipped the balance not to go.  I was 3 miles away.  
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