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Action re-play of THAT Cup upset to be staged.

Byline: KATIE COLLINGS Reporter

AUDITIONS are being held for a new play based on a famous FA Cup goal against Newcastle United.

"The Goal" is a new production written about Hereford United player Ronnie Radford's legendary goal against the Toon in 1972.

Herefordshire-based theatre group The Courtyard Centre for the Arts are looking for professional actors to take part in the performance in October.

The story is written as an eye witness account of the six ball-boys who were at the FA Cup match more than 46 years ago.

Ronnie Radford, who scored the goal from 35 yards, said: "It has been a dream that is still going on and probably will do for the rest of my life."

The former joiner from West Yorkshire helped the non-league parttime side to an historic FA Cup thirdround victory and is regarded as a "living legend" in Herefordshire.

He lashed a late long-range effort past Toon keeper Willie McFaul to send the tie to extra time. Ricky George then stunned Tyneside by firing the winner.

The play is described as a "bittersweet comedy" following characters Chris, Bob, Dan, Yorkie, Twig and Brian watching their heroes, getting to know each other, swapping stories and secrets with the audience and each other.

Auditions will be held in central London and Hereford in late April, by invitation only.

A spokesperson for The Courtyard said: "We are now looking to cast five professional actors.

"A breakdown of roles and further information about the auditions, production and contract can be found on The Courtyard's website at"

Ronnie Radford

We are now looking to cast five professional actorsSpokesperson


Scorers Ronnie Radford, left, and Ricky George after the FA Cup upset

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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Apr 4, 2018
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