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This week in history

13 February 2017

A quick 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 13th and 19th of February.

13.02.1932. Jack Williams and Billy Rotton are the scorers as Town defeat Stafford Rangers 2-1 at Gay Meadow, thus giving manager Alf Weston his 250th win in charge.

Weston managed the club between 1912 and 1934.

14.02.1959. Player-manager Arthur Rowley hits his first hat-trick for the club as Town win 4-3 at Holker Street, Barrow. 

The game was Town’s 400th Football League fixture.

15.02.1902. Town travel to Stourbridge in 1902 and lose 5-2 in the Birmingham League.

In their only other away fixture of this month they also lost 5-2 at Halesowen. J Weate hit one of Town’s goals in both matches.

16.02.1935. The trip to Cannock is postponed since Cannock Boys were laying Isle of Wight Boys in the English Schools Shield.

Town would go onto lose the rearranged game 4-1.

17.02.1959. Town suffer the only postponement of the entire 1958/59 season when the home fixture with Exeter is called off due to a frozen Gay Meadow pitch.

Town win the rearranged game 3-0 thanks to a hat-trick from Arthur Rowley.

18.02.1984. Town’s euphoria after beating Ipswich in the FA Cup 4th round is quickly diminished when they go down 3-0 to top flight Everton at Goodison Park in the 5th round in 1984.

19.02.1949. The 1949 trip to face York in the Midland League is called off since City were due to play in the semi-final of the North Riding Cup.

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