English club breaks scoring record

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An amateur English soccer team scored 58 goals in a single game without reply to hand out the biggest ever defeat in the country's history.


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Wheel Power FC netted 20 times in the first half before adding 38 more goals in the second half against local rival Nova 2010 FC to complete the 58-0 league win in the southwestern town of Torquay, surpassing the previous 55-0 record.

Power's Robbie Bowker grabbed 18 goals, the equivalent of six hat-tricks, while brother Stuart Bowker also made it into double figures with 10 strikes. In total, 10 players made in on to the historic scoresheet.

The free-scoring display came despite the team suffering a humiliating 8-0 loss in the cup in its previous game, a result that now looks more like a narrow defeat.

The 58-0 demolition dwarfs the 13-0 record win in the English professional game, though far higher scores have been recorded in leagues around the world.

Australia set a new standard at international level in 2001 with a 31-0 defeat of American Samoa. Madagascan team AS Adema claimed a 149-0 win a year later, though the achievement was undermined drastically by all 149 goals being scored by the opposition in protest at a refereeing decision.

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