LEAGUE CUP 5TH ROUND Wednesday, February 22nd, 1961
Aston Villa 3 Wrexham 0
Below is how both teams reported on the game in the programmes from their next matches. Click the images to enlarge.
04/03/1961 Aston Villa 2 Arsenal 2
Aston Villa's News and Record was one of the best early programmes, always containing plenty of reading material.
The issue for the game against Arsenal contained a full report on the Wrexham League Cup tie. The general view being that the game wasn't "particularly inspiring" for the first hour. All three goals came late on as Wrexham began to tire.
Villa went on to defeat Rotherham United 3-2 on aggregate in the final, thus becoming the first ever winners of the Football League Cup.
The programme contained 12 pages and measured 13cm x 20.5cm.
04/03/1961 Wrexham 3 Accrington Stanley 0
Wrexham programmes of the early 1960's contained little editorial and the issue for the game against Accrington Stanley was no exception. The Secretary's Notes thanked the "few hundred" fans who made the trip to Villa Park but made no comment on the game itself.