SERGIO AGUERO’S recent five-goal haul has prompted readers to ask who holds the record for most goals scored in a game…

JOHN GARRITY (Greenock) – Sergio Aguero scored five goals recently for Manchester City in their 6-1 thrashing of Newcastle United. I know Alan Brazil scored five goals for Ipswich years ago and other players have scored five also, but which player holds the actual record for the number of goals scored in a game?

On November 20, 1971, Ted MacDougall scored nine goals for AFC Bournemouth against Margate in an 11-0 FA Cup first-round win.

On January 30, 1960, Gerry Baker scored 10 goals for St Mirren in their 15-0 win over Glasgow University in a Scottish Cup first-round match at Love Street.

In another Scottish Cup tie on September 12, 1885, John Petrie scored 13 goals for Arbroath against Bon Accord in a 36-0 victory.

R. LAVETY (Glasgow) – I know goalkeeper Jonathan Gould won two Scotland caps whilst with Celtic. Do you have the dates, results and opposition for both games.

His first cap was against Lithuania on October 9, 1999, at Hampden when Scotland won 3-0 with goals by Hutchison, McSwegan and Cameron.

His second cap was against Australia on November 15, 2000, also at Hampden when Scotland lost 2-0.

There were 22,000 at the Lithuania game and 31,000 at the Australia match.

GLASGOW FIFER (via email) – Could you tell when was the last time that Cowdenbeath played in the top division and how did they get on in their matches against Rangers?

The last time Cowdenbeath played top-flight football was in the old style First Division in 1970-71. Rangers won both games between the sides, 5-0 at Ibrox and 3-1 at Central Park.

SEVENS GOALIE (via email) – It is almost 21 years since Raith Rovers’ sensational League Cup win against Celtic. Could you remind me who Rovers knocked out on the way to the final?

Rovers entered in the second round, defeating Ross County 5-0 (away), they then accounted for Kilmarnock 3-2 (home) and St Johnstone 3-1 (away) before defeating Airdrieonians on penalties in the semi-final, after a 1-1 draw.

Rovers again required penalties to defeat Celtic in the final on November 27, 1994. The game having ended level at 2-2.