Taken from the Great Harwood Town v Crook Town FA Cup tie programme 14-09-02


Back in 1970, on the 19th of September, the Reds played Leyland Motors in the FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round. We were in the Northern Premier League at the time, rubbing shoulders with such ‘giants’ as Chorley, Boston, Wigan and Morecambe. If you think that this programme isn’t much cop, you should see the one from 1970, it’s almost entirely made up of adverts. The editor was waxing lyrical about a famous cup run in 1967 when we reached the 1st Round of the FA Cup for the first time. Leyland, Netherfield and Lancaster bit the dust before a 1-0 defeat at Altrincham saw our exit in front of 3,500 fans. The 1970 season saw the Reds compete in no less than 7 cup competitions. Amongst the ex-professionals turning out for the Robins that season was legend Ronnie Clayton who, the previous week was carried off injured in a game at Scarborough. Wouldn’t it be nice in Dunny (David Dunn) finished off his career here?
The programme in those days cost 6d, as did a packet of Rishy crisps which were made on Waverledge Road in Great Harwood. Other advertisers were, Ashworths pies of Blackburn Road and Phelans newsagents and leading toy agents of Windsor Road.
Harwood’s manager of the day was Tommy Cummings-Has he anything to do with the clown called Cummings who writes in the Evening Telegraph at the moment?

Were those the days?

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