1952 LAUNCESTON K.O CUP Final
LIFTON UNITED 3- 2 PENSILVA
Dick Keighley(3)......................Peter Skews, Snowdon
LAUNCESTON CUP GOES TO DEVON
Winning the Launceston Knockout Cup by defeating Pensilva by the odd goal in five, Lifton United took the trophy to Devon for the first time. This is the second trophy that United have won within a week and on each occasion Pensilva have been their opponents.
In the Launceston Cup final played on the Launceston Town ground on Tuesday, I thought United were fortunate in getting the honours as taking the game as a whole Pensilva played the better football, but credit must go to Lifton for accepting their fewer chances writes Claret. The game had remarkable opening, three goals coming within a space of five minutes, two for United, both by Dick Keighley, and one for Pensilva by Peter Skews.
Later in this half, Snowdon restored equality. There were plenty of thrills in the second half, but only one goal was obtained, and that went to Lifton, when Keighley netted after a good movement, thus completing his hat-trick. Pensilva tried hard for the equalizer, and the Lifton defence had many anxious moments, but the Pensilva attack made the mistake of trying to walk the ball into the net instead of having a go. Their worst miss came when they were awarded a penalty Davey shooting straight at the goalkeeper who cleared easily.
The cup was presented to Keighley, the Lifton captain, by the Mayor of Launceston (Mr R.L. Hicks) who is also the President of the competition. Players of both teams received mementoes