THE WEEK THAT WAS
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.