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Most Goals in an SPL Day

Post by HibeeJibee » Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:53 pm

Much is being made down South of the English Premier League record for number of goals in a single day being broken today, with 8 games delivering some 41 goals. An average of over 5 goals a game!! Anyone know the SPL (i.e. 1998 onwards) record?

Or the record for the SFL First/Premier Division, and the old English First Division?

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Post by Scottish » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:34 pm

AFAIK the record for the old English first division was set on Boxing Day 1963 when 66 goals were scored in ten games. Note: although there were 22 clubs in the division, there were only ten fixtures scheduled for this day. Results were:

Blackpool 1 Chelsea 5
Burnley 6 Man Utd 1
Fulham 10 Ipswich 1
Leicester 2 Everton 0
Liverpool 6 Stoke 1
Nottm For 3 Sheff Utd 3
Sheff Wed 3 Bolton 0
West Brom 4 Spurs 4
West Ham 2 Blackburn 8
Wolves 3 Villa 3

At an average of 6.6 goals per match that'll take some beating. Among the highlights were four-goal hauls for Scots Andy Lochead for Burnley and Graham Leggat at Fulham (three of Leggat's coming inside five minutes). Liverpool (the eventual champions) were only drawing 1-1 at half-time. West Ham (FA Cup winners at the end of the season) had three future World Cup winners in the team taken apart by Blackburn with Bobby Moore conceding a penalty.

The other divisions also produced some high scoring. There were 37 goals in ten Division Two games (there was one game postponed) with Man City 8 Scunthorpe 1 the standout result.Division 3 amassed 31 goals in ten games (one match postponed)with Watford 5 Walsall 3 the highest scoring. In addition Bristol City v QPR was abandoned at half-time with the home team leading 3-0. The 4th division was quieter with only 23 goals in nine games (three postponed) and a 2-2 draw between Workington and Carlisle the highest scoring.

For Scotland I suppose there are three periods to start looking. From the mid-1920s when the offside law was changed. Or in the 1890s when there were fewer games and a lot of mismatches. Post-war up to about 1964 might be another one. As for the SPL, no idea.

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Re: Most Goals in an SPL Day

Post by Scottish » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:49 pm

There's something at the back of my mind about an old Herald headline claiming the heaviest scoring day in Scotland sometime in the 1930s but for the life of me I can't recall the year let alone the exact date. But I'm sure I've come across it more than once. It'll take a trawl through the Monday editions if anyone has the time and inclination.

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Re: Most Goals in an SPL Day

Post by Townfan » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:46 pm

I know it's not the SPL/EPL but according to the Sports Times of 26th August 1967, there were 90 goals scored in 12 Central Junior League games. Results were:

Blantyre V. 4-3 Vale of Leven
Cambuslang 5-6 Shettleston
Cumbernauld 4-3 Benburb
Dennistoun 2-4 Port Glasgow
Dunipace 6-3 Blantyre C.
Greenock 6-0 Ashfield
Johnstone 5-5 Kilsyth
Maryhill 3-6 Glencairn
Petershill 3-2 Bellshill
Pollok 4-1 Yoker
St.Roch's 3-4 Renfrew
Vale of Clyde 5-3 Neilston

That's an average of 7.5 goals per game with no single match with less that 5 goals and I don't think there will be a higher rate than that.

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Re: Most Goals in an SPL Day

Post by Sat31March1928 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:18 pm

The most in a single day in any British league is 70
the English Div 3 South and the wartime Eastern Division in Scotland.

I'll post up the details later when I'm back with access to my database.
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Re: Most Goals in an SPL Day

Post by Sat31March1928 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:46 am

Most in Scotland

1 Nov 18 1939 EDI 70

2 Jan 15 1938 L2 61

3 Jan 14 1928 L1 59

4 Nov 23 1929 L1 58
4 Jan 2 1930 L2 58
4 Nov 28 1931 L2 58

7 Nov 22 1930 L1 57
7 Mar 11 1933 L1 57
7 Oct 8 1938 L2 57

10 Nov 10 1928 L1 56
10 Jan 12 1935 L1 56
10 Jan 2 1937 L2 56
10 Aug 13 1938 L1 56

14 Mar 24 1928 L2 55
14 Apr 9 1932 L2 55
14 Dec 15 1934 L2 55
14 Oct 26 1935 L2 55
14 Aug 13 1938 L2 55

19 Aug 14 1937 L2 54
19 Aug 27 1938 L2 54

21 Oct 1 1927 L2 53
21 Sep 27 1930 L2 53
21 Aug 22 1931 L2 53
21 Jan 1 1935 L1 53
21 Nov 6 1937 L2 53
21 Jan 2 1940 EDI 53
21 Aug 23 1941 SOF 53
21 Sep 27 1941 SOF 53
21 Dec 15 1956 L2 53

30 Sep 18 1926 L1 52
30 Nov 13 1926 L2 52
30 Jan 3 1927 L1 52
30 Nov 2 1929 L2 52
30 Nov 15 1930 L2 52
30 Jan 23 1932 L2 52
30 Jan 3 1938 L2 52
30 Jan 1 1943 SOF 52

38 Oct 22 1927 L2 51
38 Nov 10 1928 L2 51
38 Mar 22 1930 L2 51
38 Nov 8 1930 L2 51
38 Dec 13 1930 L2 51
38 Feb 21 1931 L2 51
38 Feb 13 1932 L2 51
38 Feb 25 1933 L1 51
38 Mar 18 1933 L2 51
38 Aug 12 1933 L1 51
38 Feb 2 1935 L2 51
38 Sep 24 1938 L2 51
38 Nov 5 1938 L1 51
38 Dec 2 1939 EDI 51
38 Dec 9 1939 EDI 51
38 Nov 5 1955 L2 51
38 Mar 1 1958 L2 51

55 Oct 23 1926 L1 50
55 Dec 18 1926 L2 50
55 Nov 5 1927 L2 50
55 Oct 27 1928 L1 50
55 Dec 28 1929 L2 50
55 Nov 14 1931 L2 50
55 Feb 29 1936 L2 50
55 Nov 7 1936 L1 50
55 Aug 28 1937 L2 50
55 Feb 5 1938 L1 50
55 Nov 19 1938 L2 50
55 Dec 3 1938 L1 50
55 Dec 17 1938 L1 50
55 Apr 22 1961 L2 50
55 Oct 16 1965 L1 50
55 Mar 2 1968 L1 50

Top 3

Sat 18 Nov 1939 Aberdeen 5 St Bernards 3
Sat 18 Nov 1939 Cowdenbeath 5 Raith Rovers 3
Sat 18 Nov 1939 Dundee 9 Arbroath 3
Sat 18 Nov 1939 East Fife 2 Alloa Athletic 3
Sat 18 Nov 1939 Heart of Midlothian 9 Dundee United 2
Sat 18 Nov 1939 Kings Park 2 Hibernian 7
Sat 18 Nov 1939 St Johnstone 4 Dunfermline Athletic 2
Sat 18 Nov 1939 Stenhousemuir 3 Falkirk 8

Sat 15 Jan 1938 Albion Rovers 10 Brechin City 0
Sat 15 Jan 1938 Alloa Athletic 4 Airdrieonians 3
Sat 15 Jan 1938 Dumbarton 3 East Stirlingshire 1
Sat 15 Jan 1938 East Fife 3 St Bernards 3
Sat 15 Jan 1938 Forfar Athletic 4 Dundee United 3
Sat 15 Jan 1938 Kings Park 5 Edinburgh City 4
Sat 15 Jan 1938 Leith Athletic 5 Stenhousemuir 2
Sat 15 Jan 1938 Montrose 3 Cowdenbeath 3
Sat 15 Jan 1938 Raith Rovers 4 Dunfermline Athletic 1

Sat 14 Jan 1928 Aberdeen 6 Clyde 0
Sat 14 Jan 1928 Airdrieonians 2 Rangers 7
Sat 14 Jan 1928 Boness 2 Hibernian 1
Sat 14 Jan 1928 Celtic 9 Dunfermline Athletic 0
Sat 14 Jan 1928 Cowdenbeath 3 Hamilton Academical 1
Sat 14 Jan 1928 Heart Of Midlothian 4 Queens Park 2
Sat 14 Jan 1928 Motherwell 3 Kilmarnock 3
Sat 14 Jan 1928 Partick Thistle 5 Raith Rovers 0
Sat 14 Jan 1928 St Johnstone 5 Dundee 1
Sat 14 Jan 1928 St Mirren 3 Falkirk 2
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Re: Most Goals in an SPL Day

Post by Sat31March1928 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:48 am

in UK

Nov 18 1939 EDI 70
Mar 24 1934 E Div3N 70
Feb 1 1936 E Div3N 68
Jan 23 1926 E Div3N 67
Dec 26 1963 E Div 1 66
Nov 1 1930 E Div3S 65
Apr 9 1927 E Div 2 63
Feb 10 1934 E Div3N 62
Nov 28 1931 E Div 1 62
Feb 2 1929 E Div3S 61
Jan 15 1938 L2 61
Jan 7 1928 E Div3N 60
Dec 10 1960 E Div 1 60
Oct 4 1958 E Div 3 60
Feb 1 1930 E Div3N 60
Mar 15 1930 E Div3S 60
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Re: Most Goals in an SPL Day

Post by Sat31March1928 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:51 am

most in 'SPL'

Dec 4 2002 SPL 25

Aug 19 2000 SPL 24
Jul 28 2001 SPL 24
Jan 2 2003 SPL 24

Feb 11 2004 SPL 23
Aug 20 2005 SPL 23
Dec 26 2005 SPL 23

Dec 29 2007 SPL 22
Aug 18 2001 SPL 22
May 15 1999 SPL 22
Aug 23 2003 SPL 22

Wed 04 Dec 2002 Dundee 4 Partick Thistle 1
Wed 04 Dec 2002 Dunfermline Athletic 4 Dundee United 1
Wed 04 Dec 2002 Hibernian 0 Celtic 1
Wed 04 Dec 2002 Motherwell 6 Heart Of Midlothian 1
Wed 04 Dec 2002 Rangers 4 Livingston 3

most in Top Division since Premier Started

Aug 10 1991 P 26
Mar 23 1985 P 26
Dec 13 1986 P 26

Dec 12 1987 P 25
Dec 4 2002 SPL 25

Sat 23 Mar 1985 Dumbarton 1 Heart Of Midlothian 3
Sat 23 Mar 1985 Dundee United 3 St Mirren 1
Sat 23 Mar 1985 Hibernian 0 Aberdeen 5
Sat 23 Mar 1985 Morton 2 Celtic 7
Sat 23 Mar 1985 Rangers 1 Dundee 3

Sat 13 Dec 1986 Aberdeen 1 Hibernian 0
Sat 13 Dec 1986 Clydebank[4] 1 Dundee United 2
Sat 13 Dec 1986 Dundee 6 St Mirren 3
Sat 13 Dec 1986 Heart Of Midlothian 7 Hamilton Academical 0
Sat 13 Dec 1986 Motherwell 1 Celtic 1
Sat 13 Dec 1986 Rangers 4 Falkirk 0

Sat 10 Aug 1991 Airdrieonians 1 Aberdeen 2
Sat 10 Aug 1991 Dundee United 3 Celtic 4
Sat 10 Aug 1991 Dunfermline Athletic 1 Heart Of Midlothian 2
Sat 10 Aug 1991 Falkirk 1 Motherwell 1
Sat 10 Aug 1991 Hibernian 4 St Mirren 1
Sat 10 Aug 1991 Rangers 6 St Johnstone 0
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