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“Reece and Ross Glendinning are well-known figures in Northern Ireland’s domestic game,” writes Keith Bailie. “Both played for Linfield, while their father Mark is widely considered to be one of the best full-backs to grace the Irish League. Right-back Reece is on loan from Linfield at Ards, while goalkeeper Ross is at Ballymena United. Last Saturday, Reece scored the only goal in Ards’ 1-0 win over Ballymena, firing past his elder brother. Is this the first time a goalkeeper has been beaten by his own brother in a competitive match (discounting own goals)?”

Pete Tomlin can help. “I know that, on 9 March 1974, Everton striker Bob Latchford scored twice past his older brother David Latchford, who was playing in goal for Birmingham. Interestingly, there was a third Latchford brother, the youngest Peter, who was also a goalkeeper, playing for West Brom and Celtic. If you are interested, I came across a photo of Bob scoring one of his goals past his big bro.”

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