CITY 6 SCUNTHORPE O
League Cup 2nd Round
10th September 1974
Bell(3), Barrett, Doyle, Marsh
City MacRae, Barrett, Donachie, Doyle, Clarke, Oakes, Summerbee, Bell, Marsh, Henson, Tueart – sub Keegan(77)
Scunthorpe Lavery, Markham, Atkin, Simpkin, Peacock, Davidson, Money, Collier, Taylor, Keeley, Roberts – sub Lynch
The Blues overpowered Scunthorpe with a dazzling attacking display. However the match had been goalless for the opening half hour as the visitors put up a strong defence.
Mike Doyle netted the first for the Blues after 32 minutes. But even then Scunthorpe still seemed likely to get back into the game.
…City’s second goal came in the 41st minute but that was a rather fortuitous goal… when Mike Atkin’s hasty back pass beat his own keeper, the goal was actually credited to Colin Bell.
It was one of Bell’s finest performances as a marksman, The manner in which he he took his second goal and City’s third is well worth recalling. Dennis Tueart and Rodney Marsh paved the way before Bell volleyed in a left foot drive that no goalkeeper in the world would have saved.
Three minutes later he netted his third goal to put the Blues 4-0 up, and nine minutes later Marsh made it 5-0.
Ged Keegan replaced Mike Doyle for his first team debut, and three minutes from time Colin Barrett scored the sixth goal for City.