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Post by Bristol Rovers » Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:19 pm

Many apologies to those of you who have read a similar thread on another forum, but I was wondering if anyone can add to this list of Scottish league games where eight or more goals have been scored before half-time or where one side has scored seven times before the break. Does anyone have accurate dates for the games at Motherwell and at Morton? Is the Motherwell-Dumbarton game the only League match in England or Scotland that has featured ten first-half goals? All ideas welcomed! Thank you.

8.12.1894 Airdrieonians (7)15 Dundee Wanderers (0)1
2.1.1930 King’s Park (7)12 Forfar Athletic (0)2
53-54 Motherwell (6)6 Dumbarton (4)6
18.4.1959 Dunfermline Athletic (7)10 Partick Thistle (0)1
62-63 Morton (7)8 Forfar Athletic (2)2
26.1.2002 Queen of the South (6)6 Morton (3)5

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Post by Scottish » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:06 pm

Hi there and welcome to the forum.

The Motherwell match was Apr 10th 1954 and Morton was Oct 27th 1962. l don't know about more examples of the sort you're looking for but I think it likely there are more than listed here.

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Post by Alan McCabe » Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:46 pm

25 April 1981 Clyde (6)6 East Fife (2)2 in 2nd Division

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Post by Bristol Rovers » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:51 pm

Many thanks for the welcome and thanks for the dates. I have a list of 23 matches in the English League which fit the description, so I have no doubt there are many more around the Scottish Leagues. Thanks, Alan, for the Clyde-East Fife game. I hope others will also surface!

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Post by ScottishFA » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:48 pm

Slightly off topic, but Aberdeen have twice scored eight in the second half of a match, both Scottish League Cup ties.

13 September 1947, Aberdeen (1) 9, Queen of the South 0.
20 September 1972, Aberdeen (0) 8, Falkirk 0.

(sorry John - but you can always take consolation in Falkirk being 9-0 up after 33 minutes against Maccabi in 1957, final score 10-1)

Which begs the question, in big scores, do teams tend to score most goals in the first half or second half?

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Post by Bristol Rovers » Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:05 am

I think the answer to the question is that, in big scores, many more goals are scored after half-time. There seem to be lots of occasions when a team has, for instance, scored twelve goals and been 3-0 or 4-0 ahead at half-time. All too often, when a team has six or seven before the break, they dry up in the second-half. It is rare to see a side score six times in each half.

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Post by LEATHERSTOCKING » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:18 am

When England sneaked a 3-9 win vs. Scotland @ Wembley in April 1961, they were 0-3 up @ half time.

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Post by Shawfield Boy » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:01 pm

Interesting subject.

I was actually at the Clyde v East Fife game mentioned above, where Clyde scored all their goals in 25 minutes, IIRC.

I also have a note that the Bathgate v Clyde game on 20th March 1926 was another where Clyde led 6-2 at half time, this time the full time score was 7-3 to Clyde.

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Post by juniorhistory » Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:03 pm

I notice that Luton Town were 7-0 up at half time in the Blue Square Premier today.

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Post by BMCCOLL » Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:33 am

On 1 Mar 1890 in a Glasgow Clothing Cup match, Belmont and Rosevale were drawing 2-2 at half-time. After the break Belmont thumped in 9 goals to take the tie 11-2. This was a Dundee Junior competition, the Glasgow Clothing Company donating the trophy.

And in the same competition on 24 Jan 1891, Johnstone Athletic were losing 6-0 v Whitefield, before storming back and taking the tie with 7 second half goals.

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Re: Half-time scores

Post by bobby s » Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:44 am

Clyde(1) 8 Dundee United(1) 1

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Re: Half-time scores

Post by kjell » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:22 am

Not a League match, but I have just come across Renton beating Lindertis 13-1 away in a Scottish Cup match on 5 November 1887, half time score: 8-0.

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Re: Half-time scores

Post by Scottish » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:50 pm

Kjell wrote:Not a League match, but I have just come across Renton beating Lindertis 13-1 away in a Scottish Cup match on 5 November 1887, half time score: 8-0.

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If the Scottish Cup is being considered then September 12th 1885 will take some beating with Arbroath 15-0 up against Bon Accord in their 36-0 record breaking match and Dundee Harp going one better, leading 16-0 at half-time against Aberdeen Rovers.

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Re: Half-time scores

Post by bobby s » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:17 am

Dundee(7)10 Queen of the South(2)2 1st December 1962
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Re: Half-time scores

Post by Bristol Rovers » Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:20 am

So, Scottish League games only - here's an updated list. Any more suggestions?

26.8.93 Hibernian (7)9 Morton (2)2
8.12.94 Airdrieonians (7)15 Dundee Wanderers (0)1
30.3.95 Leith Athletic (4)5 Celtic (4)6
5.9.96 Third Lanark (5)8 Abercorn (2)3
26.9.96 Abercorn (2)2 Rangers (5)9
15.10.98 Port Glasgow Athletic (4)8 Leith Athletic (3)5
5.12.14 Clydebank (7)9 Leith Athletic (1)2
20.3.26 Bathgate (2)3 Clyde (6)7
12.11.27 Forfar Athletic (7)9 St Bernard’s (2)2
8.2.28 Hearts (6)9 Falkirk (1)3
2.1.30 King’s Park (7)12 Forfar Athletic (0)2
10.4.54 Motherwell (6)6 Dumbarton (4)6
18.4.59 Dunfermline Athletic (7)10 Partick Thistle (0)1
27.10.62 Morton (7)8 Forfar Athletic (2)2
1.12.62 Dundee (7)10 Queen of the South (2)2
25.4.81 Clyde (6)6 East Fife (2)2
26.1.02 Queen of the South (6)6 Morton (3)5

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