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On This Day in History: 7 May

A look back at this day in Brentford history

7 May 2020

Notable Matches

Huddersfield Town 1 Brentford 5 – Sky Bet Championship, 2016

Brentford 2 Hull City 1 – Football League One, 2005

Birthdays

Alan Cocks (1951); 11 appearances, 2 goals

Forward Cocks spent two months on loan at Griffin Park from Chelsea as an 18-year-old during the 1969/70 season. His maiden goal secured the points at home to Northampton Town in early March while his second goal came during a 4-1 defeat at Oldham Athletic at the end of the month. The following season at Southport was Cocks’ final in professional football before he dropped into non-league.  

Micky Droy (1951); 24 appearances, 3 goals

Uncompromising defender Droy arrived in November 1986 with The Bees struggling in the lower reaches of Division Three under Frank McLintock. He made his debut away at Chester City, the side he would score two of his three Brentford goals against in the return fixture. Droy’s other goal came in a 1-1 draw at Darlington as a strong end to the season saw The Bees finish 11th. The 36-year-old was released in the summer and dropped into the non-league with Dulwich Hamlet and Kingstonian.

Micky French (1955); 73 appearances, 17 goals

A forward picked up from Queens Park Rangers as a 19-year-old, French ended the 1974/75 season as our fifth top scorer despite only arriving in February. His four goals that term was followed by eight during the 1975/76 season and five the campaign after before he left in February 1977 for Swindon Town.

Tony Sealy (1959); 36 apperances, 7 goals

Well-travelled forward Sealy arrived at Brentford late in the 1988/89 season following a spell in Portugal with Sporting Lisbon and SC Braga. He was on the end of a derby defeat to Fulham on his debut but scored three goals in his next three games, all of which ended in wins. He scored a fourth goal away at Sheffield United late in the season before departing the summer. After spells with Swindon Town, Bristol Rovers and Finnish side MYPA, Sealy returned during the 1991/92 season. He didn’t score in any of his 18 league outings but did net both goals in a 2-0 FL Trophy win over Aldershot and one against Gillingham in the FA Cup First Round.  He left in the summer and relocated to Hong Kong where he enjoyed seven promotions during a 21-year spell as manager of Hong Kong FC.

League Debuts

Herbert Cock (1921) vs Plymouth Argyle (A) – L 0-1

Walter Quinton (1949) vs Blackburn Rovers (A) – L 1-2

Mick Heath (1971) vs Workington (H) – W 3-0

Paul Buckle (1988) vs York City (H) – L 1-2

Matthew Howard (1988) vs York City (H) – L 1-2

Charlie Ide (2005) vs Hull City (H) – W 2-1

George Moleski (2005) vs Hull City (H) – W 2-1

Karleigh Osborne (2005) vs Hull City (H) – W 2-1

Jerrome Sobers (2005) vs Hull City (H) – W 2-1

Ryan Watts (2005) vs Hull City (H) – W 2-1

Jake Reeves (2011) vs Huddersfield Town (A) – D 4-4


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