CITY 1 IPSWICH TOWN 1
FA Cup 5th Round
March 11th, 1967
City Ogley, Book, Pardoe, Horne, Kennedy, Oakes, Connor, Crossan, Doyle, Bell, Young.
Ipswich Hancock, McNeil, Houghton, Harper, Baxter, Lea, Broadfoot, Hegan, Crawford, Baker, Brogan
…With Summerbee out of action with a knee injury, Connor was at outside right at Maine Road, and City began confidently enough with Young, Bell, and Crossan posing all sorts of
problems for the Ipswich defenders. In spite of this superiority, however, City could not muster one worthwhile shot at Hancock and not for the first time-or the last!-the home supporters grew uneasy and sarcastic.
Brogan gave Horne a dreadful afternoon. Crawford, and Hegan all tested Ogley with fine shots, and Baker and Baxter both went close to scoring. City, however, could not survive indefinitely, and in the 25th minute, Crawford headed a magnificent goal from a free kick by Houghton. The way City were playing, this goal looked like being enough for Ipswich although they always appeared capable of increasing their lead.
Fortunately, Ipswich went off the boil in the second half and City at last got down to business. And when Pardoe centred, Bell, instead of shooting, wisely turned the ball aside to Young who was placed more favourably for doing so, and Young did all that was required of him. So City were reprieved but it had been a near thing.
By Eric Todd of The Guardian, Published in the City Programme 2nd December 1972