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This is a discussion on 6 October within the October forum, part of the On This Day in History category; Andy Wilson, Middlesbrough's Scottish international centre forward, scored all his side's 5 goals against Nottingham Forest in a First Division game. He scored 3 other ...

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    Default 6 October 1923

    Andy Wilson, Middlesbrough's Scottish international centre forward, scored all his side's 5 goals against Nottingham Forest in a First Division game. He scored 3 other goals before being transferred to Chelsea at the end of November yet he finished the season as Boro's top scorer. What's more, he scored 5 goals in the rest of the season for Chelsea and that was sufficient to make him their top scorer. Both clubs were relegated and for one player to be the leading scorer of both relegated clubs in one season is without parallel in the history of the Football League.

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    James Ross scored all 7 goals for Preston North End against Stoke at Preston. This is looked upon as a First Division record and has only been equalled once - by Ted Drake of Arsenal in December 1935 against Aston Villa. Ross was the younger brother of the famous Nick Ross and joined Preston from St. Bernards. He played in the League and Cup 'Double' side of 1888-89 and the team which won the League the following season. Moved to Liverpool in June 1894 and won a Second Division medal with them two years later. After 3 years with 'pool joined Burnley and later played for Manchester City and Bury.

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    Ron Batty, Newcastle United full back, appointed player manager of Gateshead, a job he held for almost two years. Joined Newcastle in 1945 but had to wait until 1949 before making his League debut. Won F.A. Cup medal 1955 and played in 161 League games for the 'Magpies' and 40 for Gateshead.

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    Sandy Hair scored 5 of Partick Thistle's 8 goals against Hamilton Academicals. Although he had 5 seasons with Partick he only had one as regular centre forward, 1926-27, and then he set the club scoring record with 41 goals. His record for the club was 76 goals in 84 matches before joining Preston North End shortly before Christmas 1928. Had two seasons there scoring 22 goals in 47 League matches.

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