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Match Report

Uxbridge Town
4
Hendon
3
Date:
Saturday 02 October 1920
Competition:
FA Amateur Cup
Attendance:
Unknown
Venue:
Uxbridge Town

Match Report

From the Hendon & Finchley Times, 7 October 1920 :

Hampstead Town visited Uxbridge [Town] in the Amateur Cup, and after a gruelling game, with extra time being played to secure a definite decision, were defeated by 4 goals to 3. A large number of the Town's supporters accompanied the team in chars-a-banc. Hampstead started in promising style, and within ten minutes secured a two goals' lead through the agency of C. Wise and G.F. Blackburn. Uxbridge replied in convincing fashion, and before the interval had wiped out the deficit, Grinnell and Maxted scoring for them. Later F.L. Burrage put the Town ahead, but Uxbridge again drew level with an excellent goal by Lawrence. In accordance with the rules of the competition, extra time was ordered by the referee, and shortly after resuming Jones scored the winning goal for Uxbridge.

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From the West Middlsex Gazette, 8 October 1920 :

On Saturday, Uxbridge [Town] entertained Hampstead Town in the first [qualifying] round of the Amateur Cup competition and the large crowd that attended saw the home team win a closely contested game by four goals to three - after extra time. Uxbridge were at full strength, and the visitors' team included C. Wise and G. F. Blackburn, who last week played for London in their match with Kent.

Uxbridge won the toss, but Hampstead quickly attacked on the right, and Blackburn tried a long low shot, which Beale saved. Maxted worked through, but Palmer was up against a smart back in Baxter, and the latter sent up the field. Francis, a diminutive winger, slung across to his partner Wise, who netted the first goal. Beale touched the ball, but was unable to stop its flight. This unexpected early reverse put the Uxbridge men on their mettle, and the forwards got going. Lawrence and Parham were hereabouts very prominent and the latter showed a clean pair of heels to the opposing halves, and his nice piece of work resulted in a corner. This was followed by another, but the defence prevailed. Cool work by Reeves led to the home defence being hard pressed, and Beale was applauded for three good saves. Jones eventually relieved, and Palmer put Ray in possession, and the winger got in a brilliant cross shot which scraped the bar in going over. Grinnell was next in the picture and Winyard threw himself full length in stopping a drive from Parham. A curious "stunt" was performed by Maxted, who fell full length to head the ball. A run by the visiting right wing saw Price beaten and the ball was sent to Blackburn, who shot into an open goal. From the centre kick, Uxbridge dashed away and brainy work by Parham gave Grinnell his opportunity, and he scored a nice goal for Uxbridge. Just after Ray had an excellent chance, but miskicked. Then Uxbridge made a sustained attack on the visitors' goal, and Winyard had many shots to save. A fine individual effort by Parham resulted in a corner and later Hampstead had a lucky escape, following clever passing by Palmer and Lawrence. A shot from the left was headed over by Ray. Parham was again responsible for the events that led to the Reds' second goal. He got right through and gave to Maxted, who scored without difficulty. So at half-time honours were even, two all.

In the second half, [Uxbridge] captain Jones rearranged his team. He himself went centre-forward, Palmer taking his place in the half-back line. As in the first half, Hampstead went off with a rush and for a few minutes Uxbridge had to act entirely on the defensive. Francis and Mallett, the wingers, both put in some good work while Reeves at centre-half was always a danger. Blackburn got in a couple of shots that Beale saved and then Burrage seized a pass from Wise and running close in rushed the ball through, thus putting Hampstead ahead. For a considerable time the visitors held the upper hand. Beale and Templar defended splendidly and Jones dropped back to assist. Then, following a free kick for hands, the Hampstead goal had a narrow escape and Parham hit the crossbar with a nice shot. Another shot from the home left was diverted by the custodian for a corner. Next, Price ran right through, and the crowd was beginning to cheer when he had an open goal to shoot at, but he shot wide. A rare scramble on the goal line resulted in Uxbridge bringing the scores level. Jones got in a shot and Winyard when on the ground carried the ball over the line. The homesters made a strong appeal for a goal, and the referee, being doubtful on the point, consulted the linesmen. The Uxbridge man admitted at once that he could not see, but the Hampstead linesman expressed the opinion that it was a goal, and the point was accordingly allowed. From now to the close of the ninety minutes play, the game was of a ding dong character, with nothing to choose between the teams, and the whistle blew with the score standing 3 all.

Extra time commenced and it was soon apparent that Uxbridge were the better stayers. They were quickly pressing round the Hampstead goal and after a few minutes, Lawrence accepted a pass from Maxted and scored. Soon after Parham hit the crossbar with a beautiful shot. A corner caused Uxbridge some anxiety, but Price brilliantly headed away and the Reds, succeeding in preventing further score, ran out winners by 4 goals to 3.

Hampstead Town

1
William Winyard
2
Harry Baxter
3
H F Woodward
4
G Powell
5
G A W Reeves
6
W E Brewer
7
A E Mallett
8
F L Burrage
9
George Blackburn
10
Cecil Wise
11
W Francis

Match Events

10''
Cecil Wise
20''
George Blackburn
W Grinnell
22''
J A C Maxted
40''
55''
F L Burrage
W H Jones
70''
F W Lawrence
95''

Uxbridge Town

1
G W Beale
2
E A Templar
3
F W Price
4
W H Jones
5
J A C Maxted
6
W D Taylor
7
P Ray
8
F W Lawrence
9
E C Palmer
10
P J Parham
11
W Grinnell