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Tranmere Rovers 9 - AP Leamington 0
FAC 1st Round 25/11/1979

AP Leamington were no strangers to the FA Cup 1st round proper during the 70s, meeting league opposition on several occasions.  This match also has the dubious honour of being the team's heaviest ever defeat in the competition, 9-0.


At the time, Tranmere were just inside the bottom half of the old Division 4.  Their chairman writes in his notes that Tranmere had struggled against non-league opposition in previous seasons and got his wish that this game would see an improvement   Brakes were managed, at the time, by Jimmy Knox - formerly of Raith Rovers and Coventry City.  This was his 5th year in charge.