1947 LAUNCESTON K.O CUP Final
STOKE CLIMSLAND 4-2 ST ANN'S CHAPEL
Dingle, Joyce...............................................Rich, W.Pengelly
Referee: Mr Bassett (Looe)
AFTER TWENTY YEARS
The popularity of the Launceston and District Knock-out Cup competition was fully maintained in the final stages at Hurdon, Launceston on Tuesday evening, when a crowd of approximately 4,000 saw Stoke Climsland defeat St Ann's Chapel by four goals to two. The better football was displayed by Stoke in the first half. On the other hand the Saints defence was weak and responsible for Stoke's first two goals.
The first was when Skinner placed a free kick into the Saints' goal area, where the backs allowed the ball go to their goalkeeper, who fumbled, and Dingle, Stoke's right winger, dashed up and easily netted. Dingle also had a part in the second goal, for it was from his centre that Joyce scored. T wearing headed in a fine third goal before the interval from R. Forbes' pass. At the interval Stoke had a lead of three clear goals.
The Saints never gave up trying and Rich reduced the arrears. Stoke, however, immediately replied with a fourth goal through S. Forbes. The Saints second goal was a typical W. Pengelly header. Skinner, in trying to clear the ball to him, and he coolly put it home. Mr Bassett of Looe was the referee and the teams were:
Stoke Climsland- Doidge; Skinner Pearce; W. Forbes, Geake, Wills: S. Forbes, Wearing, Joyce, R. Forbes, Dingle.
St Ann's- Thompson; McCabe, Sleep; Skeet, Shaw, Rich; Alford, Rich, J. Pengelly, W. Pengelly, Warne.
The cup was presented to Doidge the Stoke captain by Mr E. Baker (president), who was introduce by Mr F. Philp (chairman). Congratulating both teams Mr Baker said it was nearly twenty years ago that Stoke last won the cup. A miniature cup was presented to each player of the winning team.