(Thanks to Martha Bridegam whose inquiry via twitter about this saying provided the impetus for QI to construct this question and perform this investigation. She also noted the existence of bumper stickers with the quotation in her 1999 Usenet message. Thanks also to Charles who uses the twitter handle @orwellguy and expressed an interest in the saying. Great thanks to John McChesney-Young for obtaining information about the 1982 “Partners in Ecocide” and 1989 “Overland” citations. Special thanks to Barry Popik for his pioneering research. Also great thanks to Victor Steinbok for his efforts.)
Eastwood started with ten men but went out with a positive attitude and managed to produce one of their best team performances for a long time against a strong Ilkeston Team. Eastwood went in at half time with a 4-1 lead . Ilkeston were still threatening but Eastwood maintained their discipline and ran out 6-2 winners. Every player put a good shift in so each one got man of match. Credit to Ilkeston who never gave up and played the game in a good sporting manner. Eastwood scorers were Curtis Rigley (2), Freddie Place, Alex Clifton, Finlay Billson and Josh Armstrong. Finlay Haywood and Jack Townsend scored or Ilkeston.