Hampden Roar silenced

A victory or a draw for Scotland would have meant they would have been on their way to Rio for the 1950 World Cup.  However, Bert pulled off a last minute save and the newspapers said, “Williams stole the Scots ticket to Rio

Hampden Roar silenced as Bert saves again with Neil Franklin in attendance

The save that sent the
Scots home for at least another four years

Willie Bauld was accused of missing an opportunity to send Scotland to Brazil but it was “Il Gattone” who turned out to be the villain of the piece with yet another wonderful save.  Bert said afterwards that Bauld’s shot would have hit the rigging if he hadn’t managed to get a fingertip to it.

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