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1983 CUP RUN

 

The road to Wembley started at The Goldstone Ground on 8th January 1983, with the visit of Newcastle United.  A 1-1 draw took us up to St James Park for the replay and after a goal by Peter Ward in the 62nd minute, we hung on for the win.  Manchester City were next, also at home.  We ran out 4-0 winners, with goals from Jimmy Case, Neil Smilie and Michael Robinson (2).  This set up an away tie with Liverpool in the 5th Round.    Anfield was an absolute fortress at the time but against all odds, goals from Gerry Ryan and Jimmy Case sealed a famous vistory.  The Quarter-Final was a home win (1-0) against Norwich City and this was followed by a trip to Highbury for the semi-final against Sheffield Wednesday.  Jimmy Case and Michael Robinson scored the goals to take us to Wembley and a meeting with Manchester United.  The first game finished 2-2 after extra time, with Gary Stevens and Gordon Smith scoring.  It was a different story in the replay, with United running away with things, winning 4-0.

 

Programmes

8 Jan 1983 v Newcastle United H D 1-1

12 Jan 1983 v Newcastle United A W 1-0

29 Jan 1983 v Manchester City H W 4-0

20 Feb 1983 v Liverpool A W 2-1

12 Mar 1983 v Norwich City H W 1-0

16 April 1983 v Sheffield Wednesday N W 2-1

21 May 1983 v Manchester United D 2-2 aet

26 May 1983 v Manchester United L 0-4

 

Official Club Magazine

Seagulls Go to Wembley May 1983

 

Newspapers

Argus Cup Final Supplement

Argus Cup Final Replay Supplement

 

Other Items

Match Weekly - 21 May 1983

Shoot! - Cup Final Special 28 May 1983