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On this day in football history

  • 1890 The first hat-trick was scored in the Scottish League. J MacPherson managed the feat for Rangers against Cambuslang in a 6-2 victory.
  • 1947 Dulwich Hamlet beat Sing Tao (Hong Kong) by 5-2 in the first ever match played by a Chinese club in Britain. Sing Tao were the leading club in the Colony at the time and in a short tour won only two of nine fixtures. They beat Oxford City 4-1 and Ilford 4-3 but lost to Athenian League 1-5, Isthmian League 2-3, Walton & Hersham 1-2, Walthamstow Avenue 2-3, Bromley 1-3, and Barnet 3-5.
  • 1957 'Chick' Thomson, Chelsea goalkeeper in their Championship season of 1954-55, transferred to Nottingham Forest. Originally with Clyde and won a Scottish Second Division medal in 1952. After 17 matches in the First Division he moved to Chelsea. In 1959 he won a FA Cup winners' medal with Forest. Left Forest in 1961 when he had appeared in 181 matches in the top Scottish Division and the Football League.