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This week in history

20 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 20th and 26th of February.

20.02.1985. Paul Tester (3), Hackett (2), Robinson and Stevens all find the target as Town win 7-1 at Rhyl in the Welsh Cup fifth round.

Town went onto win the competition, beating Bangor City over two legs in the final

21.02.1966. The epic three game FA Cup saga with second division Carlisle finally comes to a conclusion in 1966 at Preston’s Deepdale ground as goals by Brodie, Broadbent, Clarke, and Boardman ensure Town win the second replay 4-3

Town went out of the competition in the next round, losing 3-2 to Chelsea in front of 51,144 fans at Stamford Bridge.

22.02.1947. After two weeks of enforced inactivity due to heavy snow in 1947, Town finally get back into action in the Midland League hitting visitors Peterborough 5-0 thanks to doubles from both Phillips and Lello and another from Pringle.

Lello scored 25 goals in the 1946/47 season.

23.02.1934. Wellington are the visitors in the Senior Cup and the match ends in a three-all draw, the third consecutive home fixture to do so after Hednesford (0-0) and Hereford (2-2).

Wellington Town won the replay 3-0 to win the competition.

24.02. Jimmy Steele (1960), Lee Taylor (1976), Glyn Thompson (1981) and Mark Wright (1982) were all born today.

Mark Wright went onto play over 100 times for Town, scoring 26 times.

25.02.1948. Two goals by Jackie Butler are sufficient to defeat Bangor City away 2-1 in the Welsh Cup quarter finals of 1948.

Town reach the final, but lose 3-0 to Lovells Athletic.

26.02.1979. A rare goal by full-back Carleton Leonard and a brace by striker Steve Biggins help Town to a memorable 3-1 fifth round FA Cup (replay) win over Aldershot at Gay Meadow in 1979, and a place for the first time ever in the quarter finals.

Town eventually went out of the competition thanks to a quarter final replay defeat to Wolves and then went onto win Division Three at the end of the season.

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