Arsenal Hit Back to Draw But Miss Chance to Win

Saturday 1 November 1969

Division One

Crystal Palace    1  (Bartram 31)

Arsenal                1 (Armstrong 52)

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Not a classic match by any stretch of the imagination, but adequate enough under the circumstances.  Crystal Palace looked the better side in the first half and indeed took the lead, Bartram the scorer.

Just over half an hour gone and Woodruff is steaming forward.

Just over half an hour gone and Woodruff is steaming forward.

Woodruff receives the ball out side the box and searches to pass it on.

Woodruff receives the ball out side the box and searches to pass it on.

Queen to Kember.

Queen to Kember.

Kember opens the Arsenal defence with a deft pass to Armstrong.

Kember opens the Arsenal defence with a deft pass to Bertram.

Bartram puts Palace 1-0 up.

Bartram puts Palace 1-0 up.

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Arsenal too hold of the reins in the second half and turned it into a one horse race.

Arsenal's Radford looking for a free man.

Arsenal’s Radford looking for a free man.

Radford finds Graham. Graham spots an opening.

Radford finds Graham. Graham spots an opening.

Graham with a subtle poke finds a surging Armstrong in the penalty box.

Graham with a subtle poke finds a surging Armstrong in the penalty box.

Armstrong equalises! He was to go on and miss a golden chance in the last minute of the game, with only the keeper to beat.

Armstrong equalises!
He was to go on and miss a golden chance in the last minute of the game, with only the keeper to beat.

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