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On this day in history...2nd January

On this day in history...2nd January



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

Mon 2 Jan 2017 League Two
Luton Town H 1-0
Burgess
Att:17,402
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Sat 2 Jan 2016 League Two
Crawley Town H 3-0
Clarke, McNulty, Roberts
Att:16,606
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Mon 2 Jan 2012 Championship
Watford H 2-0
Futacs, Mullins
Att:14,362
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Sat 2 Jan 2010 FA3
Coventry City H 1-1
Boateng
Att: 11,214
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Mon 2 Jan 2006 PL
Blackburn Rovers A 1-2
Taylor
Att:19,521
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Sat 2 Jan 1999 FA3
Nottm Forest A 1-0
Claridge
Att: 10,092
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Mon 2 Jan 1995
Div 1 Burnley H 2-0
Preki, Creaney
Att:9,097
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Sat 2 Jan 1993
FA3 Brighton A 0-1
Att: 17,851
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Mon 2 Jan 1989
Div 2 Swindon Town H 0-2
Att:11,681
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Mon 2 Jan 1984
Div 2 Shrewsbury Town A 0-2
Att:4,907
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Mon 2 Jan 1978
Div 3 Bradford City H 3-1
Kemp, Foster, Gilchrist
Att:12,004
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Sat 2 Jan 1971
FA3 Sheffield Utd H 2-0
Hiron, Trebilcock
Att: 20,556
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Sat 2 Jan 1965
Div 2 Manchester City H 1-1
Portwood
Att:12,500
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Sat 2 Jan 1960
Div 2 Stoke City A 0-4
Att:16,653
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Mon 2 Jan 1956
Div 1 Manchester City A 1-4
Barnard
Att:43,133
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Sat 2 Jan 1954
Div 1 Huddersfield H 5-2
Vaughan 3, Harris, Henderson
Att:27,533
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Sat 2 Jan 1937
Div 1 Middlesbrough A 2-2
Parker 2
Att:25,185 Click here for match details

Sat 2 Jan 1932
Div 1 Sheffield United H 2-1
Weddle, Easson
Att:20,006
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Mon 2 Jan 1928
Div 1 Sheffield United A 1-3
Davey
Att:23,182
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Sat 2 Jan 1926
Div 2 Middlesbrough A 1-4
Beedie
Att:10,028
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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.

2/1/1977: Gavin Mahon

From the Ed


Happy birthday to Gavin Mahon - the Pompey player from the Blues' past born on this day.

I do recall Mahon but cannot say I remember him doing much - besides being sent off - from his brief time at Fratton Park. What he did at former clubs - most notably Watford - is where I best know of him to be honest.

Now onto the games previously played.

Played - 20
Won - 9
Drawn - 3
Lost - 8

I didn't make the Luton game in 2017 but can still claim three on this day.

Saw the win over Watford at Fratton Park in 2012 and draw with Coventry - also at Fratton - in 2010 in the FA Cup as well. The third game - also in the FA Cup - came back in 1999 when we won at Nottingham Forest thanks to Stevie Claridge's goal at the City Ground.

What are your memories of Mahon from his Pompey days? Also have you taken in any of the games previously played today - if so what are the memories from them too?

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Writer:pompeyrug/PompeyRama
Date:Tuesday January 2 2018
Time: 9:00AM

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17,16,12,10,93,89&78...Pretty good day for me..17 important win with Burgy's header,16 another decent win,12 another win & I remember Mullins scoring after a good move,10 was on the way to the Cup Final(sat I FE for a change),93 went to Brighton for. Cup game( Walsh was inj or Guy was) 78 was pouring down with rain but Gilchrist's scored a screamer that day, about the only thing he did here...saw Mahon play but he was past his sell by date & got sent off as well in about his only appearance
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