1929 LAUNCESTON K.O CUP Final
STOKE CLIMSLAND 6-1 LAUNCESTON TERRITORIALS
(C&D POST 4th May 1929)
Heath(3),Geake, Couch, Oliver
STOKE RETAIN CUP
On Wednesday evening Stoke Climsland (the holders) retained the Launceston & District knockout cup by beating the Launceston Territorials by 6-1. The game as the score suggests was of a very one sided nature, especially in the second half. The attendance was somewhat below that of previous years but the cup final atmosphere seemed to be lacking.
The teams were: Territorials: - Vosper, Geary, Ball, ?, Gregory, ?, Sandercock, Brown, Hillman, Ryan, Rockey
Stoke: Pearn, Pengelly, H.Geake , F.Bartlett, Couch, Dingle, Truscott, Piper, Heath, Oliver, Johns (*N.B Newspaper typo error here)
The Terriers won the toss but the Stoke forwards were the first to take up the attack. They continued pressing until a free kick transferred the play to the other end. However Stoke’s backs were in tip-top form and it was not long before Vosper was called upon. A weak clearance by Geary nearly let Piper through but Gregory saved the situation. At the other end a good movement was spoilt by Rockey being offside Stoke’s forwards were now all in the picture but Vosper brought off several creditable saves. Just before the interval Geake found the net with a low drive and half time arrived with the Territorials very lucky not to have been further in arrears.
Half time Stoke 1 Territorials 0
After the commencement Stoke at once played hard to get a further lead and a shot by Crouch went just over the bar. Heath, who had been playing a great game at inside left, put his side further ahead and for some time Stoke seemed to be the only team on the field and Couch added the third goal. Vosper thinking the ball was going outside the made no effort to stop it. From the kick off Stoke went right away to register their fourth goal, Heath being the marksman. The Territorials woke up now and play was more even. Ball the home left half, after losing the ball fouled an opponent and from the kick awarded Heath headed the fifth goal, thus obtaining the “hat trick”. The Stoke backs playing well throughout made one blunder and enabled the Territorials to reduce the arrears, brown cutting in and scoring with both backs waiting for one another to make the tackle. The sixth and final goal was scored by Oliver who sent in a very hard drive from a very difficult angle. The final whistle sounded as Stoke easily winners by 6 goals to 1.
The cup was presented by Mr R.Kittow who in doing so congratulated both teams and remarked that he had heard it said that Stoke were the only team that could win the cup, but he thought that they certainly deserved it this year
Launceston Cup First Round:
EGLOSKERRY 2-1 BRIDGERULE
LAUNCESTON TERRITORIALS 6-2 BROADWOOD WANDERERS
STOKE CLIMSLAND 4-3 ASHWATER
NEWPORT VILLA 10-0 WERRINGTON
NEWPORT VILLA 0-2 STOKE CLIMSLAND
TERRRITORIALS 3-2 EGLOSKERRY