17 October 2008

18Oct08

On this day 100 years ago Birmingham were leading the Second Division, despite having just suffered their first defeat of the season at Oldham. The Latics, only in their second-ever season in the Football League, attracted almost 20,000 to Boundary Park, a figure in excess of most First Division matches.

Second Division results were as follows: Barnsley 1, Glossop 3 (4,000); Bradford Park Avenue 0, Grimsby Town 2 (7,000); Burnley 1, Fulham 3 (10,000); Clapton Orient 1, West Bromwich Albion 0 (10,000); Derby County 1, Bolton Wanderers 0 (7,000); Hull City 2, Blackpool 0 (7,000); Leeds City 2, Stockport County 1 (8,000); Oldham Athletic 2, Birmingham 0 (20,000); Tottenham Hotspur 4, Chesterfield Town 0 (20,000); Wolverhampton Wanderers 4, Gainsborough Trinity 0 (7,000).

The top four in the table were: Birmingham (P9, Pts 14); Derby County (P9, Pts 12); Glossop (P8 Pts 11); West Bromwich Albion (P9 Pts 11).

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