LONG-HAUL Town fan Wally Chamberlain remembers Town's Leeds Road meeting with Arsenal in the 1953-54 season for two reasons - a superb piece of athleticism by home frontline favourite Jimmy Glazzard and an outstanding piece of sportsmanship by visiting goalkeeper, Welsh international Jack Kelsey.
A crowd of 34,018 turned out to see the defending League champions, Worthing-based Wally among them.
They were treated to a humdinger of a game which finished 2-2, Arsenal mounting a battling fightback after being stunned by two Glazzard goals in two minutes early in the first half.
It was the second which sticks in the memory.
"A hopeful clearance from our penalty area reached Vic Metcalfe," recalls Wally.
"As Vic advanced down the wing, Jimmy set off running towards the Kilner Bank end goal.
"Vic put in a high cross, and Jack Kelsey watched as it sailed harmlessly, so he thought, over his head and way higher than crossbar.
"However Jimmy, who had hardly slackened his pace, leapt and twisted 180 degrees.
"He caught the ball perfectly on his forehead to send it goalwards and put it under the bar and into the back of the net.
"Landing lightly, he simply nodded in his usual self-effacing way to Jimmy to say thanks.
"As fans, we couldn't believe what we had just seen, and the stunned silence was only broken by Jack Kelsey, who rather than claiming that the ball had gone out of play, or that Vic was offside, or that his defenders had let him down, simply started applauding his opponent.
"The clapping spread until the whole crowd was united in hailing a great piece of skill.
"It was also a great piece of sportsmanship on the part of Jack Kelsey."
The Gunners got back into the game in the 21st minute, when Arthur Milton, who was capped by England at both football and cricket, netted after a superb 40-yard run.
The leveller finally arrived two minutes from time, when Doug Lishman headed home from Jimmy Logie's accurate cross.