With a runaway victory over Ware(winners of the Eastern Division) St Albans City became champions of the Herts County League and holders of the Dewar Shield for the forthcoming twelve months, having also beaten Hitchin(champions of the Northern Division) a week previously.
On Saturday, at Clarence Park, there was only one team in it. The skilful St Albans forwards were in happy vein, although not quite at their best, and gave the Ware defence a lively time. In the person of Chapman, who was the outstanding man in the Ware defence, W.Hughes, the sharp-shooting centre-forward, was opposed to one of the best centre-halves he has met. He managed to accomplish the “hat trick,” however, and W.Richardson also scored three goals. The City defence was sound and G.S.Webb played another brilliant game, fully upholding his reputation as the best back in the county.
In addition to Chapman, the most noticeable units in the Ware team were Fieldgate and Catling, but the others gave a quite mediocre display.
The teams lined out before a large crowd.
Reprinted from “The Herts Advertiser and St Albans Times” 30th April 1910.