13 April 2009

23 May 1977

(Bobby McGregor Testimonial)

Referee: H. Wilson (Belfast)
Attendance/Venue: 8,000+, The Oval, Belfast (Receipts £2,270)
Goals: (Glentoran) Feeney (penalty); (NI) McVeigh (og)

Matthews; R. McCreery, McFall, Walsh, Robson, Dougan, Moreland, McVeigh, Caskey, Dickinson, Feeney.
Substitutes: O'Neill, Porter
Manager: Bobby McGregor

Northern Ireland:
Jim Platt (Middlesbrough)
Jimmy Nicholl (Manchester United)
Pat Rice (Arsenal)
Tommy Jackson (Manchester United)
Sammy Nelson (Arsenal)
David McCreery (Manchester United)
Chris McGrath (Manchester United)
Sammy McIlroy (Manchester United)
Trevor Anderson (Swindon Town)
Gerry Armstrong (Tottenham Hotspur)
Terry Cochrane (Burnley)
Derek Spence (Blackpool)
Colin McCurdy (Larne)
Jim Hagan (Larne)
Manager: Danny Blanchflower

Bobby McGregor was long-time physio/trainer for both Glentoran and Northern Ireland. This match marked his retirement as Glens manager (a post he held from 1974-1977). He continued as physio/trainer for club and country until October 1981 when he collapsed and died during a European Cup match between Glentoran and CSKA Sofia in Bulgaria.

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