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Hampstead Town visited Barnet on Saturday in the Athenian League with the most promising eleven fielded in the club's history, and yet sustained defeat by five goals to one - a remarkable result in the view of the general run of the play, but, nevertheless, highly creditable to their opponents. In a well and evenly-contested first half, four opportunities of an unusually open character came to the Barnet forwards, and from each of these they scored, T.L. Mason and A.H. Jennings (3) putting in shots from close range which could not be negotiated by W. Winyard. In this period Hampstead had to be content with one goal, scored from a difficult angle by F.L. Burrage. Just before the interval whistle G.F. Blackburn was compelled to retire with a lacerated eyelid, and took no further part in the game. For quite forty out of the remaining forty-five minutes' play Hampstead hemmed their opponents in their own half, yet could not get the ball past A. Green, who continually saved his side. From a breakaway F. Thompson scored again from Barnet, who were well served by H. King, W. Allen and E. Pett. H.G. Baxter gave a masterly display at full back for the Town, who have discovered in L.P. Price a forward of exceptional ability, clever, forceful, and fearless.