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The PL League Boss
Apr 28, 2006
PL Headquarters Hullbridge
Watching England last night with a 5-3 and a missed penalty it took me back to season 1964-65.

I was 12 years old and this was the first season I saw every home match (plus 4 away), whereas these days kids of that age would only go with an adult in those days I went to every match by myself or with friends of my own age, two matches especially stand out.

24th October 1964 Southend United v Bristol Roves, Southend were mid table Rovers doing quite well, at half time Southend were winning 4-1 and the final result 6-3 with a hattrick from John McKinven. two from Ray Smith and one from Andy Smillie.

Two weeks later 7th November 1964 it was our next home match this time against Colchester, again at half time we were wining 4-1 and the final result 6-3 with four goals from Bobby Gilfillan and another two from John McKinven.

What a coincidence I don't think I have ever seen a 6-3 since.