Back in the Day: October 7th - Palace 3-1 Brighton 1978

Back in the Day

Saturday 7th October 1950

Crystal Palace 4-3 Gillingham

League Division Three South – Att: 18,896

Manager: Ronnie Rooke

Player-manager Ronnie Rooke (below) scored twice, once from the spot, along with Morris Jones to give Palace a rare win in the 1950/51 season. Crystal Palace would finish rock bottom this season and would lose the next SEVEN matches after this one. That would do for Rooke’s reign as he would be sacked in late November.

Saturday 7th October 1978

Crystal Palace 3-1 Brighton

League Division Two – Att: 34,193

Manager: Terry Venables

Vince Hilaire scored a brace and Dave Swindlehurst as all four goals in the match came in the second half. John Burridge had pulled off an impossible save from Peter Ward from point-blank range in the first half to keep the score at 0-0 before Swindlehurst had an overhead kick cleared off the line.

Hilaire opened the scoring from the edge of the box and Swindlehurst doubled the lead, dribbling past two before slotting past Eric Steele in the Brighton net.

Hilaire then made it three after Mike Elwiss had seen his effort saved. The ball spilled away from the Brighton stopper, however, and the Palace number 11 was on hand to tap home for his fourth goal of the season. Literally from kick off Brighton would go straight down the other end and score through Brian Horton, but the game was already out of reach for the Seagulls.

In the grand scheme of the entire season, this win would be of the utmost importance as Palace would pip Brighton to the title by just a single point.

Sunday 7th October 1984

Crystal Palace 0-1 Barnsley

League Division Two - Att: 6,261

Manager: Steve Coppell

Tuesday 7th October 1986

Bury 0-1 Crystal Palace

Aggregate: 0-1

League Cup 2nd Round 2nd Leg - Att: 3,347

Manager: Steve Coppell

All Results

What Happened Yesterday?

October 6th - Crystal Palace came from 0-2 behind for the second home game running to win. 

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