1931 LAUNCESTON K.O CUP Final
CALLINGTON 2-1 LAUNCESTON ROVERS
CUP FINAL AT LAUNCESTON
Although Launceston Rovers were somewhat unlucky not to draw against Callington in the final of the Launceston and District Cup Competition, played at Hurdon on Tuesday evening, Callington were a little superior as a team and deserved their win of two goals to 1.
The first goal was scored for Callington by Moss from a pass by Harvey, although it looked to me as if it was an off-side goal. Both linesmen appealed, but the game went on. The Rovers pressed and a fine shot by Hamblyn just missed the upright, Metters having the same luck soon after. At the other end Marks was tested with some hard shots, which he saved well. Callington's second goal came when their clever outside left, Harvey, who ran down the wing to send in a first time drive, the ball striking the upright and rebounding into the net. Half-time came with Callington leading by 2 goals to nil.
In the second half the Rovers started with plenty of dash and were soon pressing. After a scramble in the penalty area Stallard made a fine save and play went to the other end where Davey hit the cross-bar with a fine effort. Free kicks were frequent and Pengelly, Callington's back, had hard lines with one of them, the ball going just over the cross-bar. The best goal of the match came from Oldfield, the Rovers centre-forward, with a first time drive from about 20 yards out, the visiting goalie being absolutely beaten. Result: Launceston Rovers 1; Callington 2.
Callington were well served by their forward line, Davey, Coxen and Harvey being outstanding. The halves were fairly strong, but the backs were shaky under pressure. Of the Rovers Doidge, at the back played a good game and Marks, in goal, gave a fine display. The halves were fairly good, with Hill about the best of the trio. Of the forwards Oldfield and Metters combined well, but many chances were raised by corner-taking of Wicks, although this player did some good work.
An unfortunate accident occurred near the end when A. Gregory came into collision with Coxen, the first mentioned having to be carried off the field and later taken to Hospital where he was detained. We are glad to be able to report, however that the injuries were not as serious as were first thought, and he was able to leave the Hospital again during the week.
At the conclusion of the game Mr C. Raddall presented the cup and medals to the respective sides.
CALLINGTON,-Stallard; George, Pengelly; Earl, Tredinnick, Warwick; Davey, Crocker, Coxen, Moss, Harvey.
ROVERS, - Marks; Doidge, Gregory; Gregory, Hamblyn, Hill; Davey, S. Ball, Oldfield, Metters, Wicks.
Referee: Mr Stevens, Callington