THE WEEK THAT WAS

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

April 4 – 10

April 5, 1879: James Prin­sep is just 17 years and 252 days when he rep­re­sents Eng­land against Scot­land, the youngest player un­til Wayne Rooney. April 7, 1947: A crowd of 51,621 watch the Cardiff City v Bris­tol City match, a record for Di­vi­sion Three South. Some sup­port­ers climb on the roof and one falls off, but sur­vives! April 8, 1933: Ge­orge Richard­son com­pletes a shift down a mine in the morn­ing, plays for his col­liery side in the af­ter­noon and signs for Hud­der­s­field Town in the evening. April 9, 1988: Alan Shearer hits a hat-trick on his Southamp­ton de­but against Ar­se­nal at the age of 17, the youngest ever to score three goals on his de­but. April 9, 2001: Australia beat Tonga 22-0 in a World Cup qual­i­fier, a record victory for the com­pe­ti­tion. April 10, 1965: Bobby and Jack Charl­ton be­come the first pair of broth­ers to play for Eng­land since Fred and Frank Fore­man back in 1899 when they both play in the clash with Scot­land.

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