Matchday Memories: On This day 1993 – See Sky Blue Strikers Squash The Saints!

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On thImageis day (3rd April) in 1993 CCFC’s ‘Cov Kid’ Manager (and ex player) Bobby Gould‘s Sky Blues took on Southampton in a Division One game in front of 10,445 Highfield Road faithful and came out on top winning 2-0. This made a good return from the Saints given the City had drawn 2-2 at the Dell back in December with a Micky Quinn brace. Future Sky Blue ‘gaffer’ Iain Dowie scored for Soton that day! Iain was playing again today and CCFPA member, ex Sky Blue full back and later ‘gaffer’ Micky Adams, also featured in the Saints defence!

Mick Quinn in the Sky Blue

This time, Mick Quinn got a seventh minute penalty (his first goal for two months) after Saints’ defender Kevin Moore pushed over Sky Blues defender David Rennie. Bobby’s son Jonathan Gould (now a CCFPA member along with his dad and also uncle Trevor Gould) was in goal for the Sky Blues after Club Legend (and CCFPA member) Steve Ogrizovic was axed for the first time in nine years!  City’s new signing from Blackburn Rovers, South African Roy Wegerle was making his debut.

John in the Sky Blue 1993

The game was made safe in the eightieth minute when ‘The Flying Postman’ John Williams popped up to net after Kenilworth lad (and Sky Blue loanee in 2002) Tim Flowers, who was between the Saints’ sticks, failed to deal with a shot from Sky Blues Zimbabwean star Peter Ndlovu (CCFPA’s 300th member)!

Highlights (courtesy of former CCFPA committee member Dean Nelson can be seen by clicking on the link or picture below. Note the commentator is Stuart Linnell frequent matchday commentator in the past on Sky Blues games for BBC CWR!

Bobby Gould- Sky Blue Manager

The Sky Blues were represented in this game by (CCFPA members underlined) by:-

Jonathan Gould, Brian Borrows, Phil Babb, Peter Atherton, David Busst, David Rennie (sub. Lloyd McGrath), Peter Ndlovu, Lee Hurst, Mick Quinn, Roy Wegerle (sub. Micky Gynn) and John Williams

Ian Branfoot‘s Saints were represented by:-

Tim Flowers, Jeff Kenna, Micky Adams, Terry Hurlock, Richard Hall, Kevin Moore, Matt Le Tissier, Jason Dodd, Iain Dowie, Neil Maddison and Francis Benali (sub. Nicky Banger)       Referee:- Kelvin Cooper

CCFC 1992-93

City finished the game in seventh position but sadly failed to win in their final five games (three defeats; two draws) and slipped to a finish of fifteenth. The Saints ended up in eighteenth, two places and only a point above the drop! Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough and bottom club Nottingham Forest were the relegated teams.

Manchester United took the title by ten points from City’s local rivals Aston Villa.

Thanks to CCFPA’s Mike Young (& Dean Nelson) for sourcing the images.


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