Pompey win the FA Cup!
29th of April is a momentous day in Portsmouth FC's History
claimed it was his "Lucky Spats", but whatever it was behind
perhaps the biggest upset in Cup history so far, it meant Portsmouth
claimed the FA Cup at the third attempt and went on to hold it for the
following 7 years due to the outbreak of the 2nd World War.
The Victorious Pompey Team pose with the Cup.....
Pompey Team for the day:
1 Harry Walker
2 Lew Morgan
3 Bill Rochford
4 Jimmie Guthrie (c)
5 Tommy Rowe
6 Guy Wharton
7 Fred Worrall
8 Jimmy McAlinden
9 John Anderson
10 Bert Barlow
11 Cliff Parker
came to Wembley the hottest favourites for the Cup since Huddersfield
faced Blackburn in 1928. Built round their great centre half Stan
Cullis, they were a brilliant and youthful side. Wolves were lying
second in the League, whereas Portsmouth were struggling in the
relegation danger zone.
the label of favourites was too much of a burden for the young Wolves
team, for they flopped badly in the Final. Barlow, who had actually
begun the season as a Wolves player, scored Portsmouth's first goal and
was their ace in the pack after that. Anderson added a second before
half time after McAlinden's chip from the right had left the advancing
Scott in noÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬Ã¢â¬Ëman's land.
after the interval Scott fumbled a shot on the goal line and had to
stretch out an arm and place a hand on the ball to keep it in play.
Parker, dashing in from the left wing, audaciously kicked the ball from
under Scott's hand and into the net, something that would probably be
were now home and dry with a three goal lead. Dorsett got one back for
Wolves, but Worrall, with a lucky sixpence in his boot, capped a great
exhibition of wing play by centering perfectly for Parker to run in and
head home Portsmouth's fourth.
A Programme and
Ticket stub from the day, The ticket was one of 99,370 at Wembley that
the War, Jack Tinn resumed his duties as Portsmouth Manager, but sadly
Portsmouth's defence of the Cup ended in the 3rd round in