Hull City

From The Archives: Japan Hit For Five

20 May 2020
Whilst circumstances currently mean there’s no live football to enjoy, we’re delving into the archives to feature a photograph from Hull City’s illustrious history. For the foreseeable future, we’ll provide an image each day for supporters to enjoy and reminisce.

Hull City’s pre-season campaign ahead of the 1971/72 season included the unusual treat of a friendly fixture against a touring Japan national side in August 1971.

More than 10,000 supporters came through the Boothferry Park turnstiles for the clash and they were treated to a convincing win as Terry Neill’s Tigers scored five unanswered goals against their international opponents.

In what will probably be the only time the names Yamaguchi and Ogi will ever feature on City’s scoresheet, the two own goals were added to by efforts from Ken Wagstaff, Paul O’Riley and Ian Butler.