Competition: First Division.
Referee: P. G. Reeves (Leicester).
Tony Currie’s soccer talents were widely known
and appreciated but they can hardly have been better underlined than in a
match-winning performance for Leeds United when
Eight minutes later United were rewarded for a positive piece of play involving Paul Madeley, whose shot was deflected past Gennoe by his central defender Chris Nicholl. United’s 2-0 half time lead was increased in the fifty-sixth minute with a cracking goal from Currie. He took the ball away from winger Graham Baker ten yards inside the Saints’ half of the field, raced forward and, when faced with a challenge from two defenders, unleashed a swerving shot which gave Gennoe no chance, the ball zooming into the far top corner of the goal. “That goal probably gave me more pleasure than any other I have scored. I knew just what I was going to do and I hit the ball just where I wanted to.” An understandably delighted Currie said afterwards.
United rounded off the scoring in the sixty-fifth
minute with an own goal from Ivan Golac,
Match Action: (courtesy Mark Ledgard)
Back row: Ivan Golac, Mike Pickering, Malcolm Waldron, Peter Wells, Terry Gennoe,
Chris Nicoll, Trevor Hebbard, Manny Andruszewski.
Front Row: Graham Baker, David Peach, Phil Boyer, Alan Ball, Ted McDougall, Steve Williams,
Nick Holmes, Terry Curran.
Ivan Golac (Own Goal). Trevor Cherry and Brian Flynn helped the first goal. Graham Baker was dispossessed for the third
Terry Gennoe not at fault for goals Chris Nicholl deflected the second