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Match Report : 29/05/1969 v Ujpesti Dozsa
Newcastle United   3 0

Scorer(s): Bobby Moncur (63, 72), Jimmy Scott (83)

Ujpesti Dozsa   0 0
Date: Thursday, May 29th, 1969
Competition: Inter Cities Fairs Cup, Final, First Leg
Season: 1968-69
Venue: St James's Park
Attendance: 59,234
Referee: Joseph Hannet (Belgium)
Second Half
63 mins
72 mins
75 mins
83 mins

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Matchday Programme : 29/05/1969

Matchday Programme : 29/05/1969

"One hand on the cup" says Jubilent Joe

First Half

In the first half Newcastle had Dozsa "really rattled" with their greater speed and stamina. Dozsa were only able to show odd glimpses of their undouted ball skills. However, as much superiority as they showed Newcastle, making good use of arial dominance of Wyn Davies and though they "strained the Hungarian's defence" they could not break it down.

Second Half

After the break Newcastle really pushed on ana made some very fast passing moves through the centre which had the Dozsa defence "back-pedalling furiously" on quite a few occassions. Moncur, who had done a sterling job in defence, started to get involved in the attacks more and more. Having not scored all through out the season he shattered the Hungarians with two goals in nine minutes. After that Dozsa were "demoralised" an did not offer much in return. Scott sealed the win with a third goal seven minutes from time.


In a tragic epilogue to the match it was revealed by Northumberland Police that a man had collapsed and died during the game and that a girl had to be taken to hospital for treatment after fainting.

Anon, 1969, Newcastle's splendid win, The Times, Friday, May 30, 1969 [p7].

Summerbell, C., 1969, Fairs Cup in Newcastle's Grasp Now, Daily Mirror, Friday, May 30, 1969 [p31].