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Date added: 14 March 2007

Wembley Winners Reunited 

Town legends get their hands on the Cup once again
 
It happened all of thirty eight years ago - but for those who scored the goals it could easily have been yesterday.

At the County Ground today Swindon Town legends Don Rogers and Roger Smart told us all about the day they beat the mighty Arsenal to win the League Cup on 15 March 1969.
 
Town Wembley winners, Don Rogers and Roger Smart holding the League Cup trophy
We won this once!:
Wembley heroes Don Rogers and Roger Smart with
the League Cup they last held in 1969

A trophy the two Wembley scorers were reunited with for the first time since that historic afternoon in 1969 that Town fans - young and old - always remember.

"It's great to see it again," Roger told us, clutching the Cup, "it was certainly my greatest achievement lifting it after we won, so it brings back a lot of memories for me."

"I can't believe it's that long ago, to be honest. It's remarkable how time flies!"
 
Dual celebration

The Cup was back at the County Ground courtesy of current holders Chelsea, who kindly lent the trophy to STFC for the day so the Robins could commemorate their biggest winning moment - and also celebrate together with Swindon Speedway, who start their new Elite League season on 15 March as well.
 
Don Rogers and Roger Smart with Swindon Speedway star Leigh Adams (r), Robins Team Manager Alun Rossiter and STFC Director Mike Bowden who organised the event
All set for the Abbey:
Don Rogers and Roger Smart with
Swindon Speedway star Leigh Adams (r),
Robins Team Manager Alun Rossiter and STFC
Director Mike Bowden who organised the event

An event Town legend Don Rogers will also be a special guest at - parading the Cup around the Abbey Stadium alongside Swindon's star rider Leigh Adams.

"Let's hope I don't drop it," admitted two-goal hero Rogers, "but I'm used to looking after it OK.
 
"I slept with it under my bed once - but that's another story!"
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