Back in the Day: November 15th - Mark Bright Scores on Palace Debut

Back in the Day

Saturday 15th November 1975

Wrexham 1-3 Crystal Palace

League Division Three: 5,878

Manager: Malcolm Allison

Crystal Palace were threatening to run away with Division Three as this run extended their lead at the top of the league to 5 points over Brighton. Dave Swindlehurst (3, 57) scored twice either side of an Eddie May strike for the hosts. David Kemp put the game beyond doubt in the 82nd minute.

Unfortunately, Palace would only finish 5th this season - promotion  would have to wait for a year.

Saturday 15th November 1980

Crystal Palace 2-2 Liverpool

League Division One – Att: 31,652

Manager: Ernie Walley (Caretaker)

This match took place in the days of Bob Paisley’s, when Liverpool were a top side, as opposed to the team that we so often compete with these days – so this was a top result, especially considering that Palace were bottom of the league.

Ray Kennedy gave the visitors the lead just before half-time but by the 62nd minute, the underdogs had turned the game on its head. Gerry Francis (52) converted from the penalty, and 10 minutes later Ian Walsh gave the Eagles a lead that they would hold until 12 minutes from time when Terry McDermott found an equaliser.

Saturday 15th November 1986

Crystal Palace 3-3 Ipswich Town

League Division Two – Att: 7,183

Manager: Steve Coppell

Mark Bright made his debut for Crystal Palace, but Sir Steve Coppell’s Eagles were already 0-2 down by the time that the new signing opened his account for his new club on the stroke of half-time. Kevin Wilson (19, 40) had already scored a brace and completed his hat-trick with 16 minutes remaining – a goal that should have put the hosts to bed.

Instead, Kevin Taylor found an instant response before Ian Wright equalised in the very last minute of the match to see the points shared.

Monday 15th November 2011

Chris Martin signs on loan from Norwich City. He would later add himself to the list of Palace players that have scored against Brighton.

Friday 15th November 2013

Crystal Palace purchased the Gold Disc that was presented to Denis Payton of The Dave Clark Five band when Glad All Over sold 1 million copies. At £580 this was a snip for a song that is synonymous with Crystal Palace. 

Other Results

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November 14th

Matt Svensson tore QPR apart at Selhurst Park back in 1999 and Wilfried Zaha made his England debut in 2012.



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