1939 LAUNCESTON K.O CUP Final
ST DOMINICK 3-1 LAUNCESTON
ST DOMINICK RETAIN CUP
By " CLARET"
St Dominick retained the Launceston and District K.O Cup on Tuesday evening when they defeated Launceston by three goals to one in the final at Hurdon.
The game was full of fast and clever football and it was because they stood the pace better than the homesters that the Saints were successful.
As usual a large "gate" was attracted by the meeting of the old rivals and local charities will benefit considerably,
for with the exception of a few pounds for working expenses, the League committee devote all the proceeds to charitable causes.
The game opened at a cracking pace each side attacking in turn and Launceston gradually assumed the ascendency,
and on more than one occasion the "Saints" were fortunate in keeping their goal intact. It was against the run of play when Wootten gave St Dominick the lead.
He was standing in an offside position, when a home defender headed the ball to him, thereby putting him on side.
The winger promptly took advantage by giving his side the lead, which they held until the interval.
The second half opened in a rather sensational manner, the home team being on equal terms in less than a minute. Olver was put through,
and the centre got going and following a mix up in front of the goal,
Mounce netted. A ding-dong struggle now ensued and it was apparent as the game wore on that the "Saints" were "sticking it" better.
Before the end they notched two quick goals, through Wootten and Devenish.
A word of praise is due to Mr. A. Richards of Torpoint in the manner he controlled the game. The cheer he got at the end was fully deserved.
He has, I understand, realised his ambition of having controlled the final of every Cornish competition.
The teams were:-
Launceston: Roberts, Bailey, Maddever, Davey, Rowlands, W. Hodge, Mounce Belbin, Olver, Hill, Cocks.
St Dominick: Craddock, Luscombe, Grindod, Pearce, Skinner, Striplin, Alford, Devenish, Wearing Pengelly, Wootten.
In asking the Mayor of Launceston (Ald H. Hoskin) to present the cup, Mr F.W. Blank (secretary of the competition),
said that it was a magnificent game, played in the right spirit and one that had maintained the reputation of the competition.
The Mayor congratulated both teams on their display and referred to the successful season that St Dominick were enjoying.
He also referred to Mr Richards and said he had done a splendid job. He then presented the cup to Luscombe captain of St Dominick,
who remarked that St Dominick had won three cups this year and congratulated Launceston on their sporty display.
The Justice, Mr. S. J. Fitze proposed a vote of thanks to the Mayor. The proceeds amounted to about £33.