TOWN had to journey to St James' Park to fight all over again in the sixth round FA Cup tie which Newcastle United saved by making it 1-1 with just three minutes remaining.
Town, who had gone nine consecutive home games without a win, were hoping to break the spell and reach the semi-finals for the first time since 1939.
Club officials wore lucky white heather charms given to them by the Mayor (Ald. J Armitage).
Town ought to have made certain of victory before half-time in front of 54,960, but their finishing fell a long way short of their approach work.
Indeed it was in this vital question of finish that Newcastle were best able to claim equality with Town.
The home side's goal was a much less satisfactory effort than the cleverly contrived equaliser.
From the spectators' point of view it was a splendid game, packed with action although there was rather more use of brawn than science.
Nevertheless some of the football was of a good standard and it was a pity that in the second half tempers became unruly.
Both goals, scored in the second half, sprang from left-wing moves and it was appropriate, from a Newcastle point of view, that the equaliser should come from Mitchell for, although he was not brought into the game as frequently as his play warranted, he was without doubt the visitors' best forward, completely unawed by Ron Staniforth's reputation.
His approach and centre were perfect and Jack Wheeler had no chance of stopping the resultant header from White, who thus, for the second time this season, robbed Town of victory with a late goal.
Jimmy Glazzard had fired Town ahead on 63 minutes after other close-range efforts had been blocked and late on saw a typical header hit the crossbar.
Town bowed of the Cup four days later losing 2-0 after extra time in the replay at St James' Park.