On Saturday 17th May 1969, Scotland faced Cyprus in a World Cup Qualifier at Hampden Park.
They romped to an 8-0 victory, Colin Stein scored 4 goals, it would be nearly 46 years before another scottish player would score a Hat-Trick for the National Team. That player was Steven Fletcher in the Euro 2016 Qualifier against Gibraltar today here at Hampden Park.
Colin Scored 4 consecutive goals, the 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th! The other scorers were Eddie Gray, Billy McNeill, Willie Henderson and Tommy Gemmell (Penalty).
Scotland would fail to qualify for the World Cup in Mexico. West Germany topped the group with 11 points. The Scots finished second on 7 points.
Here’s hoping Fletcher’s Hat-Trick will have helped towards Scotland Qualifying for Euro 2016.