Roker Park

On this day

Published:
by Ashley Houghton

Events from this day in Sunderland's history.

1974 – A Billy Hughes hat-trick helped Sunderland to a 5-1 demolition of Bristol Rovers and maintained their 100% start to the season.

1929 – Roker Park’s new Grandstand was officially opened before the home game against Manchester City. This 10,000 capacity stand, designed by Archibald Leitch and famous for its iron latticework, had cost £35,000 to construct. Sunderland won the game 5-2 with David Halliday scoring his 12th, and final, hat trick for the Lads.

1896 – Sunderland drew 1-1 at Burnley in a Monday afternoon game. The scorer of the Black Cats’ only goal remains unknown and it is the only officially unattributed Sunderland goal in first team history.