On this day

by Kate Smith

A first and a last make the headlines today.

2004 – Substitute Michael Bridges scored the first goal of his second spell with the club in a 1-0 win at Stoke City.

1999 – Kevin Ball’s substitute appearance in a 3-2 win at Watford proved to be his last game for the Lads in a career spanning nine years.

1949 – The birth of 1973 FA Cup winning winger Dennis Tueart.