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This is a discussion on 10 October within the October forum, part of the On This Day in History category; Tommy Lawton scored his first hat-trick in senior football just 4 days after his seventeenth birthday, playing for Burnley against Tottenham Hotspur. In the following ...

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    Tommy Lawton scored his first hat-trick in senior football just 4 days after his seventeenth birthday, playing for Burnley against Tottenham Hotspur. In the following twenty years he was to be the finest centre forward of his day and score over 500 goals, although half of them were to be in the unofficial war-time matches.

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    Death of James Perris, Belfast Celtic and former Irish international inside forward. Joined the Celtic just after the First War and then had a short career in the Football League. Spent 1920-21 with Chelsea, 33 games 8 goals, and then three years with Preston North End, 53 games 11 goals before returning to Belfast Celtic. Here he won every honour in Irish football. Played 5 times for Ireland 1920-23 and 7 times for the Irish League up to 1928. His son, Ray Perris, played for Birmingham City and Ireland after the Second War.

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    The ground record for Home Park, Plymouth was set when 43,596 people saw Argyle draw 2-2 with Aston Villa on the latters first Leapue appearance in the town.

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    Jack Lambert, Arsenal centre forward transferred to Fulham. He signed for Arsenal in 1926 after short spells with Leeds United, Rotherham United and Doncaster Rovers. In the early 1930s when the club were all powerful they signed 3 famous replacements, Jimmy Dunne, David Halliday and Ernie Coleman, but none was able to wrest the regular spot from him. He played in two Cup Finals, 1930 and 1932, and won a Championship medal in 1931 when he scored 38 goals. From 1924 to 1935 he played in 223 League games and scored 117 goals, 163 games and 98 goals being for Arsenal. He later joined Arsenal's coaching staff and was killed in a road accident in 1939 when in the Army.

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