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On This Day in History: 27 April

A look through our history on this day

27 April 2020

Notable Matches

Brentford 1 Reading 0 – Football League Division Three, 1991  

Brentford 3 Barnsley 3 – Football League Division Two, 1935

Promotion to the top-flight for the First time

Birthdays

Maurice Edelston (1918); 21 appearances, 6 goals

Signed midway through the 1937/38 season from Wimbledon, forward Edelston played just twice during his maiden campaign with The Bees, scoring his first goal for the Club during the 6-1 win over Grimsby Town in early April. An England amateur international, who represented Great Britain at the 1936 Olympics, Edelston featured 19 times the following season, scoring five goals before he was released in May 1939. Maurice went on to enjoy a successful 13-year spell with Reading before becoming a familiar voice on BBC radio and television during the 1960s and 1970s.

Paul Roberts (1962); 76 appearances, 2 goals

Full-back Roberts arrived on loan from Millwall in September 1983 before making the move permanent two months later. The 1981 Player of the Year at The Den, Roberts played 39 times during his first season at the Club as we avoided relegation with a 1-1 draw at home to Walsall on the final day of the season. The following campaign saw another 37 appearances in all competitions, including two in our run to the Freight Rover Trophy Final, before he was released in May 1985.

Debuts

Leonard Geard (1955) vs Crystal Palace (A) – D 1-1


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