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42 / Tue May 21, 1963 / Football League Division Two (D2) / Chelsea 7-0 Pompey

Pompey crumble at the Bridge

Chelsea clinch promotion 

42 /  Tue May 21, 1963 / Football League Division Two (D2) / Chelsea 7-0 Pompey

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Era 1946-1973
Season 1962-63
Date Tue May 21, 1963
Match Type First Team
Competition Sponsor
Competition Football League Division Two (D2)
Match No 42
Kick Off 7.30pm
Venue Stamford Bridge
Weather Fine
Home Team Chelsea
Away Team Portsmouth
Attendance 54558
Referee R Aldous (Ipswich)
Status Completed after 90 minutes
Final Score Chelsea 7-0 Pompey
Home Scorers Kevan, Tambling 4, Blunstone, Venables (pen)
Away Scorers --
Home Line Up Bonetti, Shellito, McCreadie, Venables, Mortimore, Harris, Blunstone, Kevan, Upton, Harmer, Tambling
Away Line Up Armstrong, Gunter, Wilson, Campbell, Dickinson, Brown, Barton, Gordon, Saunders, McCann, Lill
Match Summary Both sides won the league championship in the 50's but find themselves in the Second Division. It is the Pensioners who find their way back to the pinnacle after this total demolition of Pompey in front of a huge crowd at Stamford Bridge. Kevan puts Chelsea ahead after just 90 seconds, skipper Bobby Tambling helps himself to four goals and future owner Terry Venbales nets form the spot before the celebrations begin with Sunderland losing out on goal average. An example of a Pirate Programme is attached a rarity at Pompey games.
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