Grimsby Town (N) 1938/39 FAC

FA Cup (Semi-final) Saturday 25 March 1939 at Old Trafford (Att 76,962)

Wolves (2) 5 (Westcott 32 41 86 87, Galley 48p): Scott, Morris, Taylor, Galley, Cullis, Gardiner, Maguire, McIntosh, Westcott, Dorsett, Mullen.
Grimsby Town (0) 0: Moulson, Vincent, Hodgson, Hall, Betmead, Buck, Boyd, Beattie, Howe, Jones, Crack.

Referee: Mr F. West (Mottingham, Kent).
Penalty: Harry Betmead failed to control the ball, Dennis Westcott fastened onto it and Betmead brought him down.
Injuries: Dickie Dorsett and Grimsby’s debutante goalkeeper George Moulson are both carried off after just twenty minutes. Jack Hodgson replaced Moulson (who was unconscious until half-time) between the sticks, Teddy Buck dropped to left-back and Tom Jones had to combined inside-left and left-half. Dorsett returned ten minutes before the brake.
Appearances: Alec Scott was the only Wolves player to have previously played in an FA Cup semi-final doing so for Burnley in 1935. Grimsby had a number of players.
Numbering: The players were numbered from 1 to 22.
Landmark: Grimsby’s international goalkeeper George Tweedy was taken ill on the morning of the match so Moulson had to make his debut.
History: Jimmy Mullen become the youngest ever player to appear in the FA Cup semi-final.
Wolves Official Party included Mayor and Mayoress Councilor & Mrs. G.E.J. Luce, Town Clerk (Mr J.Brock) and club President Sir Charles Mander.
Trains: Wolves used seventeen specials.
Attendance: 76,962 is a record for any match held at Old Trafford.