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Re: 3pts today - we Needham!

By David B19/12/2016 13:05Mon Dec 19 13:05:41 2016In response to Re: 3pts today - we Needham!

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Almost exactly nine years ago (15 December 2007), there were four goals in five minutes. It did take the score from Leyton 1–7 Hendon, to Leyton 1–11 Hendon, including Jamie Busby striking a 51-second double (Ivalio Dimitrov, who scored the 11th goal, one managed a 1-minute hat-trick for one of the Hendon youth teams!). Such was the rate of goals that our version of Live Scores at the time recorded one of the goals twice and a friend rang me to advise me that Live Scores had gone berserk and given us a 12–1 win. His disappointment at learning it was only 11–1 was made more acute because he had decided, at the last minute, not to go to Lea Bridge Road.

The seven-goal half is equally unusual. There were eight in that game at Leyton and seven when we beat Staines Town 8–1 in a League Cup tie at Chertsey in September 1997, one of the very few matches in his career when Gary McCann was substituted (Leyton also scored seven without reply when they beat us 9–1 in February 1989).