Tomlinson & Cochrane shared the goal honours at Claremont Road, but the stars of the game were Bucci and Lovell, who can always be relied upon in the half-back line.
The attack suffered through young Stroud's inability to get going in spite of good work by Fontana and a lot of encouragement from Breagan. Fred Boston's centres deserved better results than were achieved and he was worth a goal on his own, while Cochrane gave his usual all-round quality performance. The Park were good workers, but did not finish well.
Tufnell Park had the considerable advantage of the wind in the first half, but Golders Green were soon threatening the goal and were awarded a free kick for hands. This was taken by F. Boston and was cleared. Then F. Boston sent Tomlinson in with the ball and he beat two defenders, but shot across the goalmouth. Stroud captured the ball and shot, but without effect. Breagan next took a kick at goal and, after Cochrane had forced a corner, Bucci drove close over the bar - a very nice effort.
The Park pressed for a time, but fell back after Golders Green had been awarded two free kicks, and Tomlinson led a promising attack which ended with F. Boston shooting just wide with the Park goalkeeper out of place.
Golders Green opened the score after Hill had punched out from Stroud and Bucci. Bucci recovered the ball and passed to Cochrane, who took it well and beat the goalkeeper.
Two minutes later W. Boston sent a long pass up to his brother, who centred when almost level with the goal, and Tomlinson shot well in.
Half-time arrived with the Green leading 2-0 after enjoying more than half the play.
Golders Green attacked strongly after the interval, but were giving too much to the right wing. Hill had to fling himself at the ball to stop a shot from Breagan and he did well to hold one from Tomlinson, who connected with a grand centre from F. Boston.
Bustard was continually trying to break through the Green's defence, but the Park wingers were not functioning well and Hart had a far from busy time.
At the other end Stroud got more lively and a quick transfer to F. Boston nearly brought results, but he could not quite make it. Fontana and Tomlinson also had shots stopped by Hill before the Park came into the picture again. There was a spirited attack on the Greens' goal and W. Boston only just saved the situation once when he dashed in to clear the ball practically from under the posts while Hart was out of position after dealing with a low shot from Bustard. Lovell was playing a grand game and Bucci was as steady as any man on the field.
Tufnell Park did their best to reduce the odds and Price and Barrs had bad luck with good shots. Eventually Bucci and Lovell forced the play into the Park end again and F. Boston and Cochrane called Hill into action, but the final goal came from Tomlinson, who brought off a difficult shot, Hill reaching the ball but letting it go.