On This Day

March 31st
2012
Last hurrah for luckless Brown
James Brown made his final appearance for the club in a match against Sheffield United on the last day of March 2012. Once tipped for greater things, the likeable and talented Brown had seen a career of high promise blighted by injury. He was released in the summer having not managed 20 league starts in any of his last four seasons.
YearEvent 
2012James Brown made his final first team appearance in a League One match against Sheffield United[view]
2001Jermaine Easter made his first team debut in a Div Three match against Halifax Town[view]
1997Kona Hislop made his final first team appearance in a Div Three match against Mansfield Town[view]
1984Mark Robinson made his final first team appearance in a Div Four match against Rochdale[view]
1979Anthony Ormerod was born in Middlesbrough 
1961Bobby Lumley made his final first team appearance in a Div Four match against York City[view]
1961Bill Clydesdale made his final first team appearance in a Div Four match against York City[view]
1952Ron Hillyard was born in Rotherham 
1909Robert Ridsdale made his first team debut in a NE League match against Shildon[view]
1909John Kelly made his first team debut in a NE League match against Shildon[view]
1879Fred Mearns was born in Sunderland 
YearCompetitionTeam  Scorers
1n/an/a 2012League OneSHEFFIELD UNITED (H)L0-1 
1n/an/a 2006League OneOLDHAM ATHLETIC (H)D1-1Bullock
1n/an/a 2001Div ThreeHALIFAX TOWN (H)D1-1Mawson og
1n/an/a 1997Div ThreeMansfield Town (A)L0-1 
1n/an/a 1992Div ThreeEXETER CITY (H)W3-1Dalton 2, Southall
1n/an/a 1990Div FourYork City (A)D1-1Paul Atkinson
1n/an/a 1985Div FourSwindon Town (A)L1-2Dixon
1n/an/a 1984Div FourROCHDALE (H)L1-2P Linacre(p)
1n/an/a 1982Div FourROCHDALE (H)D1-1Brown
1n/an/a 1979Div FourHuddersfield Town (A)L0-2 
1n/an/a 1976Div FourROCHDALE (H)W3-0Spelman, Moore 2
1n/an/a 1973Div FourPETERBOROUGH UNITED (H)L0-1 
1n/an/a 1972Div FourSTOCKPORT COUNTY (H)W5-0Green, Young 2, Waddell, Smith
1n/an/a 1970Div FourBradford Park Avenue (A)L0-3 
1n/an/a 1962Div FourChesterfield (A)L0-2 
1n/an/a 1961Div FourYork City (A)L0-4 
1n/an/a 1956Div Three (N)Bradford Park Avenue (A)W3-1Luke, Johnson 2
1n/an/a 1951Div Three (N)ROTHERHAM UNITED (H)W3-1Wildon, Noble og, Harden
1n/an/a 1934Div Three (N)STOCKPORT COUNTY (H)W3-1Hird, Hewitt(p), Hardy
1n/an/a 1923Div Three (N)CHESTERFIELD (H)W5-0Braidford 2, Parkinson 2, Hardy
9n/an/a 1909NE LeagueSHILDON ATHLETIC (H)W4-1Fletcher 2, Brown, F Tweddle