Back in the Day: October 4th - Crystal Palace Storm to the Top of the Second Division

Back in the Day

Saturday 4th October 1930

Crystal Palace 7-2 Exeter City

League Division Three South – Att: 12,805

Manager: Fred Maven

For the first, and only, time a Crystal Palace player scored SIX times in one match. Peter Simpson run Exeter City ragged and bagged himself a double hat-trick in a 7-2 win.

Herbert Butler made up the numbers for Palace while Bob Greener scored an own goal and Percy Varco gave Exeter something to shout about.

Palace: Billy Callender, Tommy Crilly, Stan Charlton, Wally Rivers, Jimmy Wilde, Bob Greener, Bert Harry, Harry Havelock, Peter Simpson, Herbert Butler, George Clarke

Exeter: Arthur Davies, Dicky Baugh, Charlie Miller, Reg ‘Nobby Clarke, Jock Ditchburn, Stan Barber, Billy Armfield, George Purcell, Percy Varco, Harold Houghton, Dick Doncaster

Saturday 4th October 1986

Crystal Palace 2-1 Millwall

League Division Two – Att: 8,150

Manager: Steve Coppell

Teddy Sheringham opened the scoring for John Docherty’s Millwall but Palace would come from behind through second half strikes from Anton Otulakowski and Tony Finnigan. The win sent Palace to the top of the league, Millwall dropped into the bottom three.

Palace: George Wood, Tony Finnigan, Paul Brush, Kevin Taylor, Micky Droy, Jim Cannon, Gary Stebbing, Steve Ketteridge, Andy Gray, Ian Wright, Anton Otulakowski (Andy Higginbottom)

Millwall: Paul Sansome, Keith Stevens, Nicky Coleman, Les Briley, Alan Walker, Danis Salman, David Byrne, Alan McLeary, Teddy Sheringham, Mike Marks, Paul Fishenden (Darren Morgan)

Wednesday 4th October 1989

Leicester City 2-3 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace win on Away Goals AET

League Cup 2nd Round 2nd Leg – Att: 10,283

Manager: Steve Coppell

After losing the first leg 2-1 at Selhurst Park, Palace travelled to Filbert Street looking to turn around the tie. The game looked to be heading towards a 0-0 that would have seen David Pleat’s Foxes through to the third round before the game exploded into life in the 74th minute.

Jeff Hopkins gave Palace the lead, but Leicester would go straight down the other end from kick off and make it 1-1. Palace were not deterred, however, and straight from kick off Palace would go back up the other end and regain the lead through Geoff Thomas.

With the game level on aggregate, it went to extra time and 6 minutes into the first extra period Mark Bright put Palace into a commanding position with a third away goal. Needing to score twice Leicester went all out and scored 5 minutes later through Alan Paris. No more goals would follow, however, the three away goals in the 4-4 aggregate score saw Palace through.

Leicester: Martin Hodge, Ally Mauchlen, Simon Morgan, Paul Ramsey, Alan Paris, Allan Evans (Tony Spearing), Paul Reid, Wayne Clarke, Paul Kitson (David Puttnam), Gary McAllister, Tommy Wright

Palace: Perry Suckling, Richard Shaw (John Pemberton), David Burke, Andy Gray, Jeff Hopkins, Alex Dyer (Phil Barber), Eddie McGoldrick, Geoff Thomas, Mark Bright, Ian Wright, Alan Pardew

Monday 4th October 2004

Crystal Palace 2-0 Fulham

Premier League – Att: 21,825

Manager: Iain Dowie

Crystal Palace moved off the bottom of the Premier League with a first win of the season. Ian Pearce was sent off after 6 minutes, but Dowie’s men would not capitalise on the extra man until the second half. Andy Johnson broke the deadlock on 53 minutes, and Aki Riihilahti made it 2-0 on 69 minutes to give Palace fans something to cheer about under the floodlights on this Monday night.



Palace: Gabor Kiraly, Emmerson Boyce, Danny Granville, Tony Popovic, Fitz Hall (Gonzalo Sorondo), Ben Watson, Wayne Routledge (Vassilios Lakis), Aki Riihilahti (Ivan Kaviedes), Andy Johnson, Michale Hughes, Joonas Kolkka

Fulham: Edwin Van der Sar, Moritz Volz, Adam Green, Mark Pembridge, Zat Knight, Ian Pearce, Billy McKinlay, Steed Malbranque, Brian McBride (Collins John), Tomasz Radzinski (Alain Goma) (Carlos Bocanegra), Luis Boa Morte

All Results

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Marco Reich scored twice as Palace won at Loftus Road.

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