The reason was their first team had drawn Man United in the F.A. Cup and the only way the fans could get a ticket was by attending the home reserve match against Winsford and buying them inside the ground.I think they were allowed a limited number of tickets,so some fans left the ground and came back on.
Long shot, but I can recall in Sainsbury’s and other food shops (pre supermarkets), butter was not pre-packed. Instead, the shop assistant would ‘cut’ an approximate chunk off a large block of butter, weigh it and then ‘pat’ it to the correct shape, before placing it in grease proof paper, handing it to the customer, and taking the money. If so, was the Patter the person on the butter counter ?