This day 1901 - Our 1st FAC hattrick


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When Alexander 'Sandy' Robertson bagged 3 in a 5-0 home win over Kettering Town at Linthorpe Road ground, infront of 12,000 fans

This was our 8th FAC match to get to this stage, which was the 3rd round, we started out in the qualifying round one, home to Willington & after 2 draws we won the 2nd replay 8-0
Qualifying 2, Jarrow were next, the very team who the season before at Linthorpe Road had knocked us out of our 1st ever FAC tie as league club, we gained a revenge with a 3-0 win
Qualifying 3, Bishop Aukland thumped 4-0 at Linthorpe road
Round one proper, Grimsby Town away we won 1-0
Round 2, 1st divison Newcastle at Linthorpe road & our 1st meeting as a league club & thrashed 3-1
Round 3, Kettering Town & 3-0 win, in to round 4