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This week in history

6 February 2017

A look back at what happened in years gone by

Club Statistician Kevin Davies has had a look through the archives and found some of the stories which have made the headlines between the 6th and 12th of February.

6.02. Non-Contract Defender from the 2015/16 season, Anthony Gerrard was born today in 1986.

He went onto play 15 times for Town before moving onto Oldham Athletic.

7.02.1891. Despite losing by a single goal at Newport in the Shropshire and District League of 1891, Town remain in third position in the league.

Town would end the season in second place having won 9 times in 14 games.

8.02.1930. Town field two teams regarded as first XI’s for matches in the Birmingham League at Walsall Reserves (3-2) and at Holt United in the Welsh Cup (12-1).

Town would end the Birmingham League season in fourth place and were thrown out of the Welsh Cup for fielding an ineligible player against Oswestry Town in the next round.

9.02.2010. Town entertain Barnet in 2010 in what for Town was their first home fixture on this date since meeting Charlton (3-1) in 1980.  Town win again, this time 2-0 thanks to goals by Disley and Leslie.

10.02.1923. Town host Bilston in 1923 and win a nine goal thriller by the odd goal thanks to two goals by Elvidge, and further strikes from Bowyer, Taylor and Jack Evans.

Town would go onto be crowned Birmingham League Champions that season, despite losing 5-2 to Stourbridge on the final day.

11.02.1995. Dean Spink and Mark Taylor score as Town draw two-all at home with Wycombe Wanderers.

These are the first goals that Town have scored, home or away, on this date since defeating Bangor in the Welsh Cup exactly twenty years earlier.

12.02.2005. A single Jake Sedgemore goal gives Town victory at Grimsby in 2005, and manager Gary Peters his first away win since becoming boss on the 14th of November.

Peters would manage Town on 174 occasions winning 60 times, drawing 50 and losing 64.

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