1935 LAUNCESTON K.O CUP Final
ST DOMINIC 4-3 LAUNCESTON
St Dominic Goalscorers..............P.Hodge(2), W.Bailey
A team striving desperately for the equalising goal in the closing stages of a thrilling cup tie, the other team determined to they should not get it was what the vast crowd of spectators on their toes with excitement witnessed when with about eight minutes to go St Dominic leading Launceston by the odd goal in seven in the replayed final of the Launceston and District Knock-out Cup at Hurdon, Thursday week.
In the opening stages of the game both teams missed chances. At length the St Dominic right winger closed in and caused a Launceston defender to put through his own goal, with Gregory unsighted. St Dominick continued to press, but at length after considerable play in the visitors' territory P.Hodge equalised for Launceston with a delightful long shot. Exchanges were now much more even and the interval came with the score 1-1.
Play had not long been in progress when disaster overtook Launceston in the shape of a penalty. Gregory had no chance with a perfectly timed ground shot in the right hand corner of the net. St Dominic immediately went further ahead. The ball was sent in from the right and Gregory went out to meet it, in the resulting scrimmage it went past him into the net. These two reverses seemed to take something out of the sting of Launceston's attack but were soon inspired to renewed effort when Bailey sent a penalty shot into the top centre of the net. But it was not before St Dominic had put them further ahead that the grand final effort which characterised the conclusion of this epic struggle came about. A high bouncing ball left Gregory at the mercy of the visiting forwards who did not fail to seize their opportunity. From this point Launceston did most of the attacking. After a long period of almost continual pressure P.Hodge from close range put the ball over the goal-keeper's head into the net.
With the home team perpetually attacking Launceston's tastefully rosetted supporters were kept in a constant fever of excitement. But although they strove manfully, Launceston were unable to gain the equaliser and the final whistle blew with the score Launceston 3, St Dominic 4
"I think that you will all agree with me that you have witnessed on the last two occasions two of the most grim struggles we have ever seen" said Mr F.W Blank introducing Mr EdwinBaker. Mr Blank also referred to the masterly way in which the referee had kept control over the match.
Presenting the cups Mr Edwin Baker said thanks were due to Mr Blank and the committee that ran the League. Continuing Mr Baker said that as they all know Maddever had once been chosen to lead Cornwall -(loud cheers)- a fact upon which he congratulated him, Mr Baker then presented the trophies.