Friday, 21 August 2009

21 August

1898: - In a room of the Sons of Talma Dramatic Society, the Club de Ragatas Vasco da Gama were founded.
1924: - The rule on corners was altered to allow players to score directly from them for the start of the 1924-1925 season. Billy Alston of St Barnards became the first player to scored directly from one when he scored in the Scottish Second Division against Albion Rovers.
1930: - Bristol Rovers signed Norman Dinsdale from Coventry City. The centre-half only spent one season with Rovers until he retired in 1931 having played in 389 League matches and scored 23 goals.
1936: - J. H. Catton died at the age of 76. Often regarded as the father of football reporting he wrote under the pen-name of “Tityrus” and reported for the Athletic News and edited the Athletic News Football Annual for many years.
1965: - Keith Peacock became the first substitute to appear in a Football League game when he replaced Charlton Athletic’s goalkeeper Rose in the 11th minute of the Second Division match between Bolton Wanderers and Charlton Athletic. John Hewie, however actually went into goal with Peacock playing outfield. The rule of allowing players to leave the field to be replaced by a nominated substitute was accepted at the League’s Annual Meeting 3 months prior to the event. Bolton Wanderers won the game 4-2.
1965: - Bobby Knox became the first substitute to score a Football League goal when he scored for Barrow against Wrexham in their 4-2 win in the Fourth Division.
2006: - Accrington Stanley won their first ever Football League Cup match when they beat Nottingham Forest 1-0.

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