12th November 1977....5 different scorers as Bristol Rovers..

Stortford

Central Defender
I was at this game, I remember I didn't want to go but dad persuaded me by saying bound to see some goals as Spurs had put 9 past them a few weeks earlier.
 
I was at this game, I remember I didn't want to go but dad persuaded me by saying bound to see some goals as Spurs had put 9 past them a few weeks earlier.
I first went to Roker in 1972, but started going with my mates in 1975, so I'll have been at this game, but cannot remember owt of it :eek:
 

OLDROKERENDER

Central Defender
I would have been there, we scored 5 past them two seasons running. That particular season (77-78) was a bit of a non-event as we never seriously challenged for promotion.
 

Stortford

Central Defender
I would have been there, we scored 5 past them two seasons running. That particular season (77-78) was a bit of a non-event as we never seriously challenged for promotion.
The only other game I remember that season is Spurs at home with their supporters getting chased into the pitch, got knocked over on the stairs going the toilet at half time with the big lads charging up the stairs, was a scary experience as a 9 year old but didn’t tell my folks in case I wasn’t allowed back again
 

SpiritofBurnden

Central Defender
I was at this game, I remember I didn't want to go but dad persuaded me by saying bound to see some goals as Spurs had put 9 past them a few weeks earlier.
Spurs only went up on goal difference on the very last day of the season.

They had a goal difference that was nine better than Brighton, courtesy of that 9-0 hammering of Bristol Rovers.
 

Perseus

Midfield
Spurs only went up on goal difference on the very last day of the season.

They had a goal difference that was nine better than Brighton, courtesy of that 9-0 hammering of Bristol Rovers.
If I remember rightly, Spurs and Southampton played each other in the last game and both teams needed draw to prevent Brighton going up.
If I remember rightly the following season, Newcastle had to lose to Brighton in their last game at home to prevent Sunderland going up.
I was in the Roker, that day.
Spurs fans caused ructions at the Goldstone that season with 85 ending up in hospital and non-stop fighting for over two hours before the game started.
 
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Luna17

Goalkeeper
Spurs only went up on goal difference on the very last day of the season.

They had a goal difference that was nine better than Brighton, courtesy of that 9-0 hammering of Bristol Rovers.
Colin Lee 4 iirc, just signed him from Torquay United???
I was in the Roker, that day.
John Motson said the 250 Spurs fans came on the pitch due to exuberance at going 2-1 up when in fact they were chased on by the daft lads one of whom was swinging a, sweeping broom :eek:
 
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SpiritofBurnden

Central Defender
If I remember rightly, Spurs and Southampton played each other in the last game and both teams needed draw to prevent Brighton going up.
Southampton needed to win though to prevent Bolton winning the title.

We drew 0-0 with Fulham and just pipped them as they could only draw 0-0 with Spurs.

 

Stortford

Central Defender
Colin Lee 4 iirc, just signed him from Torquay United???

John Motson said the 250 Spurs fans came on the pitch due to exuberance at going 2-1 up when in fact they were chased on by the daft lads one of whom was swinging a, sweeping broom :eek:
Yep Colin Lee got 4.

Was sure they got chased on the pitch at half time but a long time ago.

Am sure there was bother only the return game down there, we won 3-2 in one of last few games of season so probably thought we had stopped them going up and no doubt revenge sought as well.

Never been a particularly safe place to visit even in the sanitised days of Sky and Premier League
 

WildinHetton

Central Defender
Colin Lee 4 iirc, just signed him from Torquay United???

John Motson said the 250 Spurs fans came on the pitch due to exuberance at going 2-1 up when in fact they were chased on by the daft lads one of whom was swinging a, sweeping broom :eek:
Aaah the memories, great days to be a young'un just starting to go to the games with his mates. Horses charging around under the Roker, pie trays getting hurled about and of course the legendary broom.
Yep Colin Lee got 4.

Was sure they got chased on the pitch at half time but a long time ago.

Am sure there was bother only the return game down there, we won 3-2 in one of last few games of season so probably thought we had stopped them going up and no doubt revenge sought as well.

Never been a particularly safe place to visit even in the sanitised days of Sky and Premier League
Wasn't the Rovers keeper called Martin Thomas and making his debut. Definitely one for his scrap book.
 
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Perseus

Midfield
Southampton needed to win though to prevent Bolton winning the title.

We drew 0-0 with Fulham and just pipped them as they could only draw 0-0 with Spurs.


It was never going to happen and everyone knew it. How is Will Buckley playing if he ever gets on the pitch?
I would have been there, we scored 5 past them two seasons running. That particular season (77-78) was a bit of a non-event as we never seriously challenged for promotion.
table: Brighton and Hove Albion league performance history: League Division Two table after close of play on 28 April 1978
 
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Luna17

Goalkeeper
Yep Colin Lee got 4.

Was sure they got chased on the pitch at half time but a long time ago.

Am sure there was bother only the return game down there, we won 3-2 in one of last few games of season so probably thought we had stopped them going up and no doubt revenge sought as well.

Never been a particularly safe place to visit even in the sanitised days of Sky and Premier League
What a walk that is from Seven Sisters to WHL. Must have been horrendous in the 70s. Only ever did it early noughties when Mboma scored. Had no bother then but heard bad reports about WHL from others.

To be fair, lots of London was a mare.
Chelsea Nuff said.
Millwall, no explanation needed.
Arsenal, generally OK but still had to keep yer head down.
WHU... horrendous in 70s and 80s.
Palace OK as was Charlton unless the Wall turned up.
Orient the same unless the appy ammers turned up.
QPR was OK.
 

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