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ON THIS DAY: Monday 30th December 1933 - Arthur Bacon scores five times against Gillingham

30 December 2016

It is a feat that only three players have managed in the history of the Sky Blues...

On Saturday 20th December 1933, Arthur Bacon scored the first five goals for City as they romped to an emphatic victory against Gillingham

In front of 5,169 strong crowd, City went away from home and recorded an impressive 7-3 win to pick up three points in the Division Three (South) fixture. It was a game Bacon started due to an injury to first-choice striker Clarrie Bourton.  

To this day, Bacon remains only the third player in Coventry history to achieve the feat, alongside Cyrille Regis and Bourton.

Bacon continued his hot streak of form a week later against Crystal Palace, taking his tally to 14 goals in just five games.

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