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Match Report

Southall
1
Hendon
1
Date:
Wednesday 01 April 1925
Competition:
Athenian League
Attendance:
Unknown
Venue:
Southall

Match Report

From the Hendon & Finchley Times, 3 April 1925 :

In the return Athenian League match on Wednesday evening with Southall Hampstead [Town] effected a meritorious draw 1-1. Hampstead fielded four reserves and Southall had two in their side. Rowe scored well for Hampstead in the first half, and they held their lead until late in the game, when Southall equalised, somewhat luckily, from a free kick.
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From the West Middlesex Gazette, 4 April 1925 (including teams, corrected for spelling) :

Through over-confidence and neglect of opportunities, Southall drew a game that they ought to have won by a fair margin when they entertained Hampstead Town at Western-road, Southall, on Wednesday evening. Hampstead Town's team included five reserves, and Southall had Ryding and Goodwin in place of Clarke and Hawkins.

Southall had slightly the better of moderate play at the opening but they put little zest into their work and the forwards finished weakly. Hampstead Town played an open game and were smarter on the ball, their forwards playing purposeful and forceful football. There were frequent offsides against the visiting attack but at length, after sixteen minutes play Young took advantage of slackness in the defence and by clever work made the opening from which Rowe gave Hampstead Town the lead. Howell had been prominent on the Southall left wing and Corben displayed dash in the centre, but their efforts were poorly supported. The visitors continued to be the more dangerous and Young narrowly missed the posts with a shot that had Holding beaten. Southall improved towards the interval and forced two corners, from the second of which Corben headed over with a nice attempt, while Goodwin sent wide with a fast ground drive. Half-time : Southall, 0 ; Hampstead Town, 1.

Southall set up a smart attack on resuming and for the greater part of the second half Hampstead Town were held on the defensive. Southall missed several splendid chances through faulty finishing, though luck was certainly against them on occasions. Goodwin skimmed the bar with a header from a corner, Corben hit the upright with the Hampstead goalkeeper hopelessly beaten, and then Goodwin "muffed" an open goal. Twelve minutes after the interval Southall equalised, Goodwin heading through from a long free kick by Buttery. The visiting forwards made good efforts to again get going but Southall maintained their supremacy. Though they strove desperately, however, they could not again penetrate the Hampstead defence, who held out well, capital shots from Ryding and Wenham being cleverly saved by their custodian. Opportunities were, nevertheless, still wasted, Corben, when he only needed to touch the ball through, driving hard at a few yards range and the ball struck the crossbar and went over. Result : Southall, 1 ; Hampstead Town, 1.

Hampstead Town

1
Ernie Goodwin
2
Frank Iles
3
Ron Brazier
4
A Thorlby
5
S Dimmock
6
Jimmy Elderton
7
Eric Irwin
8
Freddy Young
9
Vic Rowe
10
Oscar Reinke
11
Stanley Smith

Match Events

17''
Vic Rowe
F Goodwin
58''

Southall

1
T Holding
2
E Buttery
3
H Gower
4
F Johnson
5
R Wenham
6
A Vance
7
H Jackson
8
F Ryding
9
A Corben
10
F Goodwin
11
G F Howell