Ipswich Town’s greatest games: Roger Osborne wins the FA Cup for Blues
In the latest in our series of Ipswich Town’s greatest games, we look back nearly 40 years to the 1978 FA Cup Final.
Saturday, May 6, 1978 is a date firmly imprinted into the hearts and minds of all Ipswich Town fans of a certain age.
It was the day when Ipswich overcame mighty Arsenal to win the FA Cup for the first (and so far only) time.
The Gunners were overwhelming favourites, but Town dominated. They hit the woodwork three times through Paul Mariner and John Wark (twice), while Arsenal keeper Pat Jennings produced a wonder save to keep out a George Burley header.
The magic moment arrived in the 77th minute. Clive Woods gave the ball to David Geddis, he went past Sammy Nelson and whipped in a cross which Willie Young made a mess of clearing.
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Waiting was Suffolk boy Roger Osborne, who smashed the ball home with his left foot. The greatest moment in Town’s history? Maybe…
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