Spartak Brno painting raffleDate: Sunday, 8th Oct 2023
There is now an opportunity to buy £5 raffle tickets to own a painting of one of Dunfermline Athletic`s classic victories in Europe. This painting celebrates the great victory over Spartak Brno of Czechoslovakia. It was specially commissioned from renowned football artist Paul Town as part of the `Those European Nights` series. These paintings have sold for over £1,000 at auction.
The profits from the sale will go to the Club to benefit the Dunfermline Athletic Youth Academy.
On Dunfermline`s march to the quarter finals of the 1965-66 Inter-City Fairs Cup, the Pars met Spartak Brno in the third round. The first leg was played at East End Park on 26 January 1966 on a rain-soaked and stodgy pitch. The Czechs were said to have `a rugged defence`, and it took Dunfermline an hour to break down the resistance.
It was Bert Paton who scored first, and this was followed by a penalty from Alex Ferguson. The return leg was played in Brno on 16 February 1966 amidst poor weather conditions. Not only that but the Manager, Willie Cunningham, was in hospital for an operation and the team was taken by the trainer, Andy Stevenson. Fine performances by Jim Thomson, Alex Smith and a young Eric Martin in goal ensured that Dunfermline left with a 0-0 draw. The Pars advanced to the next stage.
Tickets are an affordable £5, and you can buy as many as you like. Tickets can also be purchased at the Brunch on Sunday the 22nd October.
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Spartak Brno painting raffle
The raffle will be drawn at the end of the Former Players` Association Brunch on Sunday 22 October.
The Captains Brunch is Sold Out !
- `Those European Nights`: Dunfermline Athletic versus West Bromwich Albion and Spartak Brno
- Football Comedy Night