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This week in history

9 January 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 the stories which have made the headlines between the 9th and 15th of January.

09.01.1973. Manchester United beat five other clubs in the race to sign Town’s Scottish centre half Jim Holton.

United acquired Holton’s services for a then record fee of £90,000 and he went on to make 63 league appearances for them and earn 15 caps for Scotland.

10.01.1953. Town overcame Finchley in the FA Cup second round thanks to a brace from Harold Roberts.

Town’s 2-0 win came in front of 16,277 fans at non-league Finchley – for them a record crowd.

11.01.1930. Goals from Mound, Taylor and Swash gave Shrewsbury only their second away win of the campaign.

The goals helped Town to a 3-2 win over Hednesford in the Birmingham League.

12.01.2002. Darren Moss received a red card after a second bookable offence at Hartlepool, the Division Three match up ended in a 2-2 draw.

Moss became the eighth Town player sent off that season.

13.01.1923. Town beat derby rivals Oswestry 3-0 in the Senior Cup, with goals from prolific striker Jack Williams (x2) and Chris Elvidge.

Town went on to win the competition later that year.

14.01.1987. Town suffer their third consecutive 2-1 loss as they lose to Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park in Division Two.

15.01.1973. Graham Turner signs for Town from Chester City for £15,000 as a direct replacement for Jim Holton.

Turner went on to make 355 league appearances for Town, scoring 22 goals.

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