The moment Vale’s cup final dreams were dashed…

Whilst in the course of research for more OVF historical features, we were given these amazing images of Vale’s 1954 FA Cup semi-final clash with West Bromwich Albion.

In 1954, Vale’s astonishing Iron Curtain side romped to promotion and also reached the semi-final of the FA Cup. The Valiants lost (unuckily) thanks to a match-winning penalty converted by former Valiant Ronnie Allen.

Now the editor of the Wolves Heroes website ( )Dave Instone has kindly allowed OVF to display these three images which are:




 Thanks to David Instone for these images.

Want more?

We’ve got loads of content on the famous Iron Curtain side. So much, in fact, that we’ve given it its own, dedicated section. To look through our features, many of which are online exclusives to OVF, please click on this link: