(Second Replay)


Burley............ Skinner
Woodman........... Annear (2)



Scene in Launceston Cup Final Replay

The final of the Launceston and District Knock-out Competition came to a dramatic close Thursday last week, when in extra time of the second replay, a goal was scored by Chilsworthy, followed by a storm of protest by the Rovers, and many of their supporters.
The referee (Mr Stephens, Callington) stuck to his decision and a goal was given, whereupon the Rovers walked off the field. It appears that the Rovers alleged that a Chilsworthy forward handled the ball into net. Whether the referee's decision was right or wrong will be a matter of much discussion, but the unsportsmanlike way in which the ruling was accepted was a matter of great regret.
It did not tally with the fine spirit in which the games previously had been fought. It was a case of the team being led away by a portion of unruly spectators.

Burley gave Chilsworthy the lead, Skinner soon equalizing. Later play saw Woodman restore the lead to Chilsworthy, but before the interval Annear again brought the scores level.
In the second Annear gave Rovers the lead, but with four minutes remaining for play Starr equalizes for Chilsworthy. In extra time the goal referred to, gave Chilsworthy the match.
Mr. A. W. Johns presented the cup to Dodd the Chilsworthy captain, and the Launceston League Cup to Hill Rovers' captain.