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.
Official Club Magazine