This Day In Sport – October 18

They say we should use this time to learn something new – so we thought we’d offer up a history lesson free of charge!

We’re going to be recapping all the important sporting moments each and every day on the Ladbrokes Blog.

So if it’s AFL, NRL, Basketball, Cricket, Golf or even Wrestling, be sure to return each morning as we take a trip back through the history books to relive some of the great and important sporting moments in This Day In Sport!

2014 – Sydney Derby Classic

Sydney FC captain Alex Brosque hammered home the match-winning goal in an explosive 3-2 A-League Sydney Derby win over the Wanderers at the Sydney Football Stadium, with hundreds of Sydney FC fans invading the pitch.

The Wanderers blew a 2-0 lead in the game, sinking to their second straight loss.

There was drama in the 69th minute when Western Sydney’s Brazilian import Vitor Saba was red-carded, 11 minutes later, Brosque marked his return to the Sky Blues with a clinical finish to mark an epic comeback.

The record crowd of 41,213 packed out the Sydney Football Stadium, but the pitch invasion took the focus away from what was an epic game of football.

1997 – Might and Power Wins Caulfield Cup

From our Greatest Caulfield Cup list:

Might And Power showed a great deal of talent as a younger horse and he struggled to put it all together, but the Caulfield Cup was his coming out party and he never looked back.

Jockey Jim Cassidy elected to take Might And Power to the lead in the early stages of the Caulfield Cup and the Zabeel gelding responded extremely well to be able to stride freely to record a dominant seven and a half lengths victory in track record time!

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