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"....while Cotton emerged with the Snitch, his lap of honour was brutally curtailed as McBride turned his head into a cabbage."

-- match report in the Daily Prophet (DP3)

Sports headline in the Daily Prophet, following a controversial quidditch match (DP3)

A collision during the race for the Snitch, between Dougal McBride (Pride of Portree) and Gregory Cotton (Appleby Arrows), led to illegal use of wands and jinxes on both teams' Seekers. Referee Josiah Plunkett was unable to sort out who was to blame and an enquiry was expected to be necessary (DP3)



While the date printed on DP3 is 1 June 1999, the timeframe for these events is 1992-1993.

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