Nottingham Forest 1959 Cup Final Retro Football Shirt

€ 59.95

Colour: Red

Article # 713

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  • 100% cotton
  • 100% football
  • Packed in gift box
  • Made in Europe
  • Machine wash

With Nottingham Forest of Division One trailing deservedly by two goals away at semi-professional Tooting & Mitcham United in their Third Round FA Cup tie, any notion that the Reds would go on to lift the trophy some months later appeared more than fanciful. But an own goal and a penalty in the second half allowed Forest to scramble to a 2-2 draw and live to fight another day. Curiously this proved to be the toughest fixture of the club's Cup run against what was the weakest team they faced. The replay was won comfortably enough and Forest progressed through the competition eliminating Grimsby Town, Birmingham City after two replays, Bolton Wanderers then Aston Villa in the semi-finals. Their Wembley opponents were fellow Division One side Luton Town and Forest made the best possible start scoring two goals in the opening 14 minutes. The first came from winger Reg Dwight who had arrived at the start of the season from Fulham at considerable cost, then centre forward Tommy Wilson added a second soon after. Wilson was a Forest veteran by this stage and enjoying a best-ever season that brought him 27 goals, including 6 during the FA Cup run. Dwight's leg-break before half-time left Forest with ten men and although Luton pulled a goal back in the second-half, the Nottingham club held out to win the competition for the first time in 51 years and just the second time overall.