For their visit to Dulwich on Saturday Golders Green had several changes from their last game. D. Shackell, a local junior, was in goal vice Hart, who was unable to get away from work; J. Weeks, one of their old players, was at centre-half; McCaulay took up the place of Bucci at left-half; and L. Batelle took W. Boston's place at right-back, while the forward line was led by Ellison, who made a welcome return and scored the Green's only goal.
After five minutes' play, Thornton, the Dulwich centre-half, was in collision with Ellison, and had to retire, his place being taken by arrangement by A. Jones.
Early play was much in Dulwich's favour, their strong kicking upsetting the Greens' play, and they were rewarded after 15 minutes with a goal by Haskell, who put in past Shackell, after the goalkeeper had partially saved a centre from Pinder. Golders Green had a grand chance to equalise when, from a pass by Lovell, Breagan ran down the wing and centred to Coleman, who was standing alone, but shot straight at the keeper. Weeks, in the centre, was having difficulty in holding Haskell, while Anderson proved too clever for McCaulay and Boston. Had Anderson played ore with the team instead of individually, Dulwich might have had more goals.
After 30 minutes Dulwich increased their lead when Anderson scored after a melee in the Greens' goalmouth.
Golders Green opened promisingly in the second half, when Breagan put Ellison away, But his resultant shot was smartly saved by Hiller. After 15 minutes Dulwich went further ahead when a hard drive by May found Shackell unsighted, and the ball went high into the corner of the net.
When the second half was 30 minutes old Golders Green scored their only goal. Lovell passed to Fontana on the half-way line; he weaved his way brilliantly down the right wing, and, in the penalty area, passed to Ellkison to tap the ball past the prone Hiller. This was easily the best goal so far. It seemed that the Greens were going to make a fight of it, but five minutes from time a grand drive by May from 40 yards beat the goalkeeper easily, and this ended the scoring.
For the Hamlet, Anderson was the star, while Hugo and Waymouth were a tower of strength at centre-half and right-back. For the Green, Lovell got through a lot of hard work, while Boston saved several dangerous situations. The pick of the forwards was Ellison, who, although he had not played for eight weeks, lacked none of his old skill. Breagan would have been better with more to do, most of the play being on the left wing, where Coleman wasted several chances. Shackell, although he had four goals past him, was an able deputy for Hart.