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Opening Day Figures

17 June 2015

A few stats from Town's opening day fixtures since 1950

We asked Kevin the historian to have a look through the records and come back with some facts and figures from Town's opening day Football League fixtures, and he's come back with the goods.

Home Games -    
P.33, W.17, D.8, L.8

Away Games –
P.31, W.7, D.7, L.17

Best Wins: -   
5-0 v. Newport County (h)    1955/56
4-0 v. Lincoln City (a)        2007/08
4-0 v. Rotherham United (a)    1994/95

Worst Defeat:-   
0-2 v. Crystal Palace (h)        1985/86
0-5 v. Reading (a)        1962/63

Highest Aggregate Scoreline:-
10 goals, Town 6 Watford 4    1953/54

Most Frequent Opponent: all played three times
v. Lincoln City        W.1 D.1 L.1
v. Mansfield Town    W.1 D.1 L.1
v. Plymouth Argyle    W.2 D.1 L.0
v. Port Vale        W.2 D.0 L.1

Last Ten Opening Day Results :-
14/15 AFC Wimbledon (a)    2-2
13/14 MK Dons (h)    0-0
12/13 Sheffield United (a)    0-0
11/12 Plymouth Argyle (h)    1-1
10/11 Bradford City (h)    3-1
09/10 Burton Albion (h)    3-1
08/09 Macclesfield Town (h)    4-0
07/08 Lincoln City (a)    4-0
06/07 Mansfield Town (h)    2-2
05/06 Rochdale (h)    0-1

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