Tuesday, January 6, 2015

6 January 1934 - No Paradise For This Milton

On 6 January 1934, Halifax Town goalkeeper Steve Milton set a club and league record by conceding 13 goals against hosts Stockport County. It was Milton's debut appearance.

The final scoreline was 13-0, which remains the club record defeat for Halifax Town and the club record victory for Stockport County. At the time, the margin also set a Football League record which was later matched when Newcastle defeated Newport County 13-0 in a Second Division match on 5 October 1946.

Stockport finished the season in third position in the Third Division North table and the club currently sits at the bottom of League One. Halifax finished that season in ninth and was wound up in 2008 after being demoted out of the Football Conference after running up large tax debts. A new club formed right away under the name FC Halifax Town and currently plays in the Conference Premier League, the fifth tier of the English football pyramid..

No word on what happened to Steve Milton.


  1. Not football, but spare a thought for Winnipeg Jets ice hockey goaltender Ron Loustel. In his debut game for the Jets, against the Vancouver Canucks on March 27, 1981 he conceded 10 goals in the Jets 10-0 loss, and never played another game in the NHL.

    1. Ouch. Just goes to show that getting your shot doesn't always work out.

      (Also, sorry for the late reply).