Long time Luton fan here, hoping that somebody may be able to help to settle a long standing arguement I have with the Luton Club Historian.
On 25th April 1969 Luton played Stockport at Kenilworth Road. Somebody in the crowd blew a whistle and a Luton defender, thinking a free kick had been awarded, caught the ball above his head thereby conceding a penalty from which Stockport scored. Local Luton press reports identified the culprit as Luton defender John Moore. I have maintained that it was actually Keith Allen who is well known to both clubs.
I know that this is an impossibly long shot, but can anybody remember the game or ewho actually handled the ball that night?
Post by hatter_in_macc on Jun 10, 2021 12:46:08 GMT
Hello, mate - and well done to your Hatters on a great campaign. Back as an established presence in the Championship, where you should be.
I'm too young to remember Keith Allen - although one or two of our number may be able to recall what happened at the time. For what it's worth, Wikipedia is on your side about this:
He is particularly remembered by fans of both Luton and Stockport for giving away a penalty at Kenilworth Road when the two clubs met in a Football League Division 3 match on 25/04/1969. A fan in the crowd blew a whistle and Allen, thinking that play had been stopped, caught the ball.
I'm afraid that I too have no memory of the match. I suppose it's possible that old local newspaper articles might exist (I think it was the Advertiser in those days) but they probably sourced them from Luton's local press.