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This week in our history

30 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 of the stories which have made the headlines between the 30th of January and 5th of February.

30.01.1937. Jack Williams nets a double hat-trick as Town visit Nuneaton in the Birminghm League, the clubs sharing fourteen goals in the visitors 9-5 success.

It would be the last season Town ever played in the Birmingham League, finishing second, scoring 133 goals in the season. They joined the Midlands Counties League for the 1973/38 season.

31.01.2004. Town’s first ever venture into the FA Trophy continues in 2004 with a 2-1 home win over Hucknall Town, Kevin Streete and Darren Moss on target.

Town would eventually exit the competition at the hands of Telford United after a replay at the New Bucks Head.

1.02.1896. Garratt, Gwilliam and two from RC Jones see Town defear the famous Casuals club 4-2 in the FA Amateur Cup.

Town eventually bowed out of the competition at the 4th Round stage, losing 2-0 to the Royal Artillery.

2.02.1946. Town celebrate their 102nd Midland League fixture with a resounding 8-0 home win over Boston United. England International Johnny Hancocks scores three, Maund and Richardson both braces, with Bailey rounding things off.

Hancocks would go onto make 343 appearances for Wolves, scoring 158 goals and scored twice in his three games with England.

3.02.1974. Winger Dave Roberts scores two goals and Alan Tarbuck the other are Town and Charlton draw three-all at the Valley in 1974.

The attendance of 7,880 was the highest ever gate for a match between the two until we took them on this season when 9,174 watched.

4.02.1893. Town destroy visitors St. Georges 9-0 in the Shropshire and District League in 1893 but the match is declared void when it is discovered that the visitors had fielded their reserves, their first XI went to play at Newport in a cup tie.

St. Georges won the replayed game 3-2 at the end of the season, meaning Town finished 4th in the league.

5.02.1948. Visitors Troedrhiew are defeated 6-3 at Gay Meadow in the Welsh Cup 5th round of 1948, Sheen netting a hat-trick.

In a 6th round tie against the same opposition, on the same ground 13 years earlier, Quayle had hit a treble in a 5-3 Town win.

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