Hull City

From The Archives: Seven Up Tigers

29 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 players – along with chairman Don Robinson, manager Colin Appleton and coach Chris Chilton – pose for the cameras at Boothferry Park, celebrating with cans of 7Up after registering an impressive 7-0 victory over Stockport County in late January 1983.

Appleton’s side strengthened their position at the top of the Fourth Division in fine style as lowly Stockport were well and truly mauled with what was the Tigers’ biggest win for almost 18 years.

Man of an incredible match was 19-year-old Andy Flounders, who netted his first senior hat-trick and speaking after the game, the unlikely hero – who was only involved due to an injury to Billy Whitehurst – modestly recalled the magic moment when he completed his treble 12 minutes from time: “I thought Brian (Marwood) was going to score himself but I kept with him just in case. His shot bounced off the keeper straight to me and I simply bundled it in.”

The impressive Marwood was also a key architect of the triumph as he made four of the magnificent seven, with Billy Askew, Les Mutrie, Garreth Roberts and Pete Skipper also adding their names to the scoresheet.

The last time such a scoreline had graced Boothferry Park in the League was back in October 1964 when the ground’s new floodlights had been christened with victory over Barnsley.