Toon Star Breaking Records (But Not For Us!)

Last updated : 20 February 2016 By Footy Mad - Editor

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That night Shrewsbury, with an 18-year old debutant goalkeeper, were thrashed 8-1 with goals from Ronnie Rees (3), George Hudson (2), Hugh Barr (2) and an own goal.

Since then City have had big wins in cup games against Macclesfield (7-0 in 1999) and Rushden & Diamonds (8-0 in 2002) and a 7-2 League Cup victory over Chester in 1985, but big league wins have been rare.

Since 1963 there had been only three occasions that the team have scored more than five at home in the league:
•1981-82 Sunderland (Division 1) 6-1
•2004-05 Derby (Championship) 6-2
•2005-06 Derby (Championship) 6-1

You have to go back to March 1958 to find the last instance of a 6-0 home win (over Aldershot).

On Saturday poor old Bury didn’t know what to do to stem the tide and at one stage it looked as though City might threaten the all-time biggest win - 9-0 v Bristol City in 1934.

Adam Armstrong was on target twice in the second half to take his tally to 19 goals for the season and he has now scored two or more goals on seven occasions.

Newcastle United's Adam Armstrong is rewriting Coventry City's record books 

This takes him past one of George Hudson’s scoring records from1963-64 – George managed two or more on six occasions as he netted 24 league goals.

Adam is the first City player to score seven braces (or more) since Ray Straw scored seven on his way to 27 league goals in 1958-59.

In 1931-32 Clarrie Bourton managed it 13 times as he netted an all-time club record 49 goals in Division Three South.

Armstrong is closing in on Callum Wilson’s 2013-14 total of 21 league goals and only Callum, Ian Wallace and Bobby Gould have scored more league goals in a season in the last 50 years.

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Since World War Two only 12 City players have scored more in a season than the young Geordie...

•Ray Straw (1958-59) 27
•George Lowrie (1946-47) 26
•Terry Bly (1962-63) 25
•Ken Chisholm (1951-52) 24
•George Hudson (1963-64) 24
•Bobby Gould (1966-67) 24
•Ian Wallace (1977-78) 21
•Callum Wilson (2013-14) 21
•Ken McPherson (1956-57) 21
•Ted Roberts (1948-49) 20
•Eddie Brown (1953-54) 20
•Ray Straw (1959-60) 20

It’s frightening to think that Armstrong has potentially another 15 games to overhaul some or all of these goalscoring legends and a post-war club scoring record could be on the cards.

Only one man, the legendary Clarrie Bourton, has scored more than 30 league goals in a season – he did it in 1931-32 (49 goals) and 1932-33 (41 goals).