Film ID:
NEFA 11583

SPORTSTIME: TOW LAW CUP SUCCESS 1967

1967

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Description

A Tyne Tees Television news report for Sportstime on a Northern League football team, Tow Law Town, who have made it to the first round of the FA Cup for the first time in their history. Ryehope Colliery Welfare have also got through.

The reporter holds up a black and white toy panda bear, which is Tow Law's mascot and, according to superstition, has gotten the team this far in the competition.

Interview with Tow Law Town club secretary Bernard Fairbairn about the teams training routine and prospects in the forthcoming match against Mansfield on Saturday. They will be playing at home.

General view showing Tow Law Town team players running onto the pitch, a player holding their mascot.

Interview with Tow Law Town coach / manager Eddie Carr about the number of people expected to attend and the number of tickets already sold for the match. He describes the team and some of the opponents (some former Newcastle United players).

There are [mute] general views of Tow law ground in snow and victory slogans painted on shop windows in the town.

The team climb onto a bus and drive away. As they pass through the town a crowd of fans wave and cheer the players.

The final part of the film shows match action, including a goal, and the large crowd of spectators. Two goals are scored and some young fans run onto the pitch. The film ends with a player making a corner kick.