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On this day in football history
- 1873 The first Scottish FA Cup tie took place between Renton FC and Celtic. Renton won the match 3-0 at Crosshill, and so became the first side to win a Scottish FA Cup match.
- 1919 Port Vale lost 2-0 away to Stockport in their first league match after taking over the fixtures of Leeds City, who were removed from the League by the FA Council a few days before. Of the 42 Second Division matches played in that season Port Vale fulfilled 34 of them. Port Vale combined their results with the earlier results of Leeds City, and ended the season in 13th position. This is the only occasion in the League's history that such circumstances have occurred.
- 1926 Blackburn Rovers signed Jock Hutton, a burly full back from Aberdeen. Although only 5'9" tall he weighed close on 14 stone. He had trials with Motherwell just after the First War and signed for the Dons in 1921. He had six years with Rovers before retiring and managed to win a Cup medal with them in 1928. He played in 330 League matches in both Scotland and England scoring 12 goals. He was capped 10 times by Scotland between 1923 and 1928.
- 1952 When York City played Stockport County in a Third Division North fixture, Dick Duckworth was manager of both clubs. He had been York manager for two years and had just been appointed to the Stockport job. He stayed with Stockport County for 4 years, had 3 years with Darlington and became manager of Scunthorpe United for a spell from May 1960. He had had a long playing career as a half back, turning out for Rochdale, Olham Athletic, Chesterfield, Southport, Chester, Rotherham United and York City, between 1926 and 1939.