The 22-year-old had not actually played for the Hatters since September, but he was put upfront and the rest is history, as he became the only player ever to reach double figures in a match. Fred Roberts and George Martin were also on target for Town in front of 14,296 spectators at Kenilworth Road, as below, the Luton News takes a special look at just who took to the field alongside Payne for Town that day.
ON THIS DAY: 1936 Division Three South - Joe Payne scores 10 goals for the Hatters
Luton attacker Joe Payne set a Football League record that is still standing now some 84 years ago today, as he hammered 10 goals in a game during Town's 12-0 thrashing of Bristol Rovers at Kenilworth Road on April 13, 1936.
By Mike Simmonds
Monday, 13th April 2020, 11:34 am
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