THE WEEK THAT WAS

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

Feb 28 – March 6

Fe­bru­ary 28, 1970: Carlisle were so in­jury hit that they had to name re­serve keeper Al­lan Ross as sub­sti­tute for their match at Portsmouth – and he was forced to come on. Fe­bru­ary 29, 1936: The Foot­ball League scrapped the ‘fix­ture lists’ to stop the pools com­pa­nies us­ing matches for gam­bling pur­poses. Clubs were in­formed of op­po­nents a few days be­fore. March 1, 1930: Cash-strapped Merthyr Town were promised a pre-match meal by Southend when they met in Di­vi­sion 3 South. It must have been plen­ti­ful, the hosts won 6-0. March 2, 1963: As Hal­i­fax had not used their ground, the Shay, since Novem­ber be­cause of snow and frost, they opened it to the public as a skat­ing rink. March 3, 2000: Two Wy­combe Sun­day League play­ers were called up by StVin­cent for their match v Gre­nadines in the­World Cup qual­i­fy­ing group. March 4, 1933: Her­bert Chap­man added white sleeves to Ar­se­nal’s red shirts.

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