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On this day in history...6th October

On this day in history...6th October



A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama.

Tue 6 Oct 1992
FLC2:2 Blackpool H 2-0
Whittingham 2
Att: 3,096
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Sat 6 Oct 1990
Div 2 Newcastle Utd A 1-2
1og
Att:17,682
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Sat 6 Oct 1984
Div 2 Cardiff City A 2-1
Webb, McGarvey
Att:6,201
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Tue 6 Oct 1981
FLC2:1 Queens Park Rangers A 0-5
Att: 13,502
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Sat 6 Oct 1979
Div 4 Darlington H 4-3
Ashworth 2, Laidlaw, Garwood
Att:16,692
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Sat 6 Oct 1973
Div 2 Oxford Utd H 2-1
Piper, Davies
Att:11,669
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Sat 6 Oct 1962
Div 2 Luton Town A 3-3
Saunders 2, Brown
Att:8,156
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Sat 6 Oct 1956
Div 1 Aston Villa H 5-1
Gordon 2, Henderson 2, Harris
Att:23,613
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Sat 6 Oct 1951
Div 1 Fulham A 3-2
Harris, Reid, 1og
Att:42,000
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The penultimate day of the Toast team running this feature and we have already given you a full run down on the QPR game of 1981. Today let`s go back a further two years and have a look at a rather unusual Pompey hero.

His name was Phil Ashworth and he was a rather strange signing for manager Frank Burrows to make. Pompey were at the time lingering at the bottom of the Football League pool and money was tight but with crowds averaging over 15,000 players were keen to sign. Ashworth had played the previous season at Rochdale and had been languishing in their reserves. He had previously set the world alight at Workington, Southport and Bournemouth. Fans thought that he (Burrows) had lost the plot and there were only a few fans who had even heard of him!!

What a spectacular Pompey career Phil had - he started four games for Pompey all at home. Pompey won them all and he scored four goals, some of them wonder strikes. Yet he was back to the reserves and off to Scunthorpe the next season. To be honest fans that saw him play would have to admit that he was a player with little skill but one who would give 100% effort in the cause. He raised his game because playing in front of 24,000 against Bradford City in a table topping crunch game was rather different to playing in front of 24 for Rochdale Stiffs; he scored in the first minute too!

He probably has the best goals to game ratio of any Pompey player who scored four or more times.

Another feature, again courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, sees us look at those Pompey personalities - past or present - who have a birthday on this day...

6/10/1951: David Gregory
6/10/1930: Brian Edwards

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Writer:eastneydave
Date:Thursday October 6 2011
Time: 8:00AM

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errr, no games for me.
storagematt
06/10/2011 12:52:00
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Three for me. Oxford, Darlo and QPR
eastneydave
06/10/2011 19:11:00
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