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On This Day in History: 26 May

A look back at this day in Brentford history

26 May 2020

Notable Matches

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Birthdays

Anthony Harper (1925); 188 appearances, 7 goals

Wing-half Harper spent seven years with Brentford after joining from non-league Headington United in March 1948. He made his debut against Leicester City in September 1948 and notched his first goal as we beat Middlesbrough 3-2 in an FA Cup Third Round tie the following January. He missed the entire next season through illness but returned to form a celebrated half back line with Ron Greenwood and Jimmy Hill in 1950. He made a career-high 41 appearances during the 1951/52 season and held his place until Ken Coote began to establish himself in the wing half position. Harper played on until the 1954/55 season and dropped into the reserves in the latter stages of the campaign. He left in the summer of 1955, returning to Headington in the non-league.

League Debuts

Francis Latimer (1947) vs Arsenal (A) L 1-0


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