THE WEEK THAT WAS

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

Novem­ber 7 – 13

Fe­bru­ary 7, 1925: Al­bert Pape trav­elled with the Clap­ton Ori­ent team to play Manch­ester United at Old Traf­ford. While there he was trans­ferred to United, cleared by tele­phone and turned out for United, scor­ing in a 4-2 win. Fe­bru­ary 8, 1997: Don­caster Rovers top scorer Colin Cramb went in goal when the regular keeper was sent off in the 6-0 de­feat by Ch­ester City. He faced the re­sult­ing penalty and saved it. Fe­bru­ary 9, 1985:A match be­tween Sh­effield United and Old­ham had to be post­poned when an un­ex­ploded bomb was found in a nearby street where road works were tak­ing place. Fe­bru­ary 10, 1973: Sh­effield United sub­sti­tute David Stan­i­forth took over the lines­man’s flag in his side’s 42 de­feat by Chelsea af­ter a lines­man failed to ap­pear. Fe­bru­ary 11, 1922: Alf Cap­per be­came the first Brent­ford player to be dis­missed when he was sent off by ref­eree Harry Curtis ver­sus New­port County. Curtis later be­came manager of Brent­ford while Cap­per was on the staff. Fe­bru­ary 12, 1989: A car car­ry­ing three Hartle­pool play­ers turned up at the Cam­bridge City ground in­stead of United’s. In the hurry to reach the right ground they were in­volved in a car crash, and to cap it all, lost 6-0. Fe­bru­ary 13, 1982: Read­ing, home to the Hunt­ley & Palmer bis­cuit com­pany, an­nounced they would no longer pro­vide bis­cuits with the ref­eree and lines­men’s half time drinks due to eco­nomic rea­sons.

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