WE couldn't resist reproducing the Echo's back page from 60 years ago today as it features a report on England's greatest ever victory over Scotland, 9-3 with Jimmy Greaves scoring a hat-trick - or "doing the hat-trick" as the report says.

The Northern Echo: Libary filer dated April 15, 1961, of Jimmy Greaves scoring England's third goal as the team went on to beat Scotland  9-3 at Wembley.  Next month the two team will meet again to compete for a play-off place in next year s Euro 2000 Championship.

Jimmy Greaves scoring England's third goal in the  9-3 win

The report also says that Scotland's keeper, Frank Haffney, had a "nightmare" and should have saved at least three goals. His performance 60 years ago is said to have created an unenviable reputation for Scottish goalkeepers ever since. The victory was hailed as indicating England's great chances in the 1962 World Cup which was held in Chile, only they disappointed, going out at the quarter final stage to the eventual champions, Brazil.

The Northern Echo: The Northern Echo back page from April 17, 1961, reporting on England's largest victory over the Scots, 9-3

Elsewhere on the page, all of the region's clubs were playing, and there's a great photo of action in the goalmouth at Feethams.

There's also a report saying that the Sheffield Wednesday manager, Harry Catterick, was entering into talks to move to Everton. Harry Catterick went on to become one of Everton's most successful managers, winning the league twice and the FA Cup, but, if memory serves, he was born near the East End Working Men's Club in the shadow of Darlington's Bank Top station.