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Dec. 13, 1930 – Quincy 5:0 (12:4 aggregate) Pawtucket, NE Schoolboy final (Att.: 2,000)

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The New England high school championship game in Quincy, Mass., featured one of the year’s biggest crowds, “… gathered round the ropes when the game started saw a really wonderful exhibition from these boys.” Brown scored three goals, McGuire and Jepson one. The game appears to have been conducted under FIFA rules, two 45-minute halves, referee and two linesman,  no substitutes utilized.

Dec. 5, 1930 – Pawtucket 4:7 Quincy, New England Schoolboy championship first leg

Dec. 13, 1931 – New York Giants 6:1 Pawtucket, ASL game at Polo Grounds (Att.: 1,000)

Bert Patenaude scored five goals and assisted on O’Brien’s finish “before about 1,000 people, who braved a drenching rain through 90 minutes of play.” Patenaude was 20 years when when he emerged among the best forwards during the 1930 World Cup, completing the competition’s first hat trick in a 3-0 U.S. win over Paraguay.

Hakoah All-Stars 3:1 New Bedford Whalers at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn (Att.: 3,000)

Billy Gonsalves scored for the Whalers as “heavy rain ruined the prospects of Jewish charities getting much out of the proceeds to assist building the Stadium in Palestine.”

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