1953 LAUNCESTON K.O CUP Final
LIFTON 4-3 PENSILVA
History repeated itself in this Launceston and District Knock-out Cup final at Launceston on Tuesday when Lifton retained the trophy by defeating Pensilva by the odd goal in seven before a great crowd.
It cannot be said that Lifton won by any superior football writes Claret. In that respect I thought Pensilva were the better team especially in midfield but over eagerness in front of goal nullified their good approach work. On the other hand Lifton, who played much better against the wind than they did with it, accepted their chances and they were fewer than Pensilva, and for that reason and that alone they deserved their success.
In the first half Webb gave Lifton the lead, but Pensilva restored equality through Snowdon but before the interval, Webb had again given Lifton the advantage. Pensilva went all out after the interval but many chances went begging, and when Lifton got going Diebner added their third goal.
Pensilva stuck gamely to their task and they had a glorious opportunity of decreasing the deficit when they were awarded a penalty but Stan Skews shot straight at Edmonds the Lifton goalkeeper who easily cleared.
Later however John Skews receiving from an indirect free kick succeeded in steering the ball past Edmonds. Smart following up by Chapman enabled him to beat the Pensilva goalkeeper for Lifton’s fourth goal. Before the end however Snowdon obtained Pensilva’s third goal.
The cup was presented to the Lifton captain by the Mayor of Launceston (Mr R L.Hicks)