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On this day in football history

  • 1899 New Brompton beat Woolwich Arsenal 1-0 in the 4th replay of their FA Cup Qualifying tie. The first match was drawn 1-1 at Gillingham and then 0-0 at Plumstead, 2-2 at Millwall and 1-1 at Tottenham. The tie was decided at Gravesend. New Brompton are now known as Gillingham.
  • 1921 J. Wilkinson, Dumbarton goalkeeper, died two days after being injured in the Scottish First Division match against Rangers at Ibrox Park. He was in his first season of senior football and had appeared in 16 League matches.
  • 1927 Stanley Davies, West Bromwich Albion's Welsh international, transferred to Birmingham. His League and international career spanned from 1919 to 1930 and he was one of the most versatile players of his day. In 18 matches for Wales he turned out in six positions, both wing half spots and all forward positions except for outside left. His first senior club was Preston North End, he moved to Everton in 1920 and to Albion a year later. From Birmingham he had short spells with Cardiff City and Rotherham United. In the League he scored 100 goals in 190 matches.
  • 1934 Arsenal had seven players in the England team against Italy at Highbury, a record for modern times. Six were originally selected, Moss, Male, Hapgood, Copping, Bowden and Bastin. Ted Drake came into the team after Fred Tilson and George Hunt had to cry off. England won the match, known an "the Battle of Highbury" by 3-2. Barker (Derby County), Britton (Everton), Matthews (Stoke City) and Brook (Manchester City completed the team.
  • 1962 Bournemouth & Boscombe United signed Southampton's leading scorer, Derek Reeves. He made his debut for the Saints in 1955 and hit 164 goals for them 143 in 270 League games (12 in the FA Cup and 9 in the League Cup). He remained at Bournemouth until the end of 1963-64 and added 9 goals in 31 League appearances.