A FINE FINN-ISH!
England cricketer and Watford fan Steve Finn is loving the title race
April 25 – May 1
April 25, 1931: In Reading’s last game of the season at home to Bury, they score an own goal, miss a penalty, have a goal disallowed, lose 4-3 and are relegated! April 26, 1972: Aldershot draw 0-0 with Chester. It is their 22nd draw of the season, including a run of five straight. April 26, 1986: The only case of two brothers being sent off in the same match sees Colchester’s Tony and Tom English earn red v Crewe. April 27, 1974: John Hulme captains Reading from the subs’ bench. He is involved in the toss up, then goes back to the bench and takes no further part in the game. April 28, 1979:While Bradford City beat Crewe 6-0, their reserves beat Crewe reserves by the same score. April 29, 1933: When Everton reach the FA Cup final, Dixie Dean’s brother-in-law asks his firm for time off to watch it. He is refused but goes anyway... and returns to the sack! April 30, 1977: Derby are awarded a penalty v Manchester City, but the ground is cut up with all markings gone. The referee calls on the groundsman with measure and white paint. He makes a new penalty spot, which the home side score from. May 1, 1989: Double delight for Maidstone. They beat Welling 1-0 in the Kent Senior Cup while Enfield beat Kettering in the Conference, handing the Stones the title and promotion to the Football League.