The beautiful weather which prevailed and the prospects of a fine game drew an excellent crowd to Clarence Park on Saturday afternoon and to say the majority were pleased with the splendid win the home team brought off would be putting the case mildly. From a spectacular point of view the game was not nearly such a good one as that in which the City engaged at Chesham the previous week; nevertheless, some excellent individual form was shown.
Aylesbury were out first and while they were indulging in the usual preliminary shooting practice, it was evident that the City forwards would have to go all the way to get the ball past the agile Todd, who appeared to have a good deal of elastic in his system.. He was beaten five times during the match, but on four occasions he had not a vestige of chance, although he was at fault with the first goal.
The City finally put in an appearance (ten minutes after the time advertised for the kick-off) and when Seabrook, Hearn and the referee met in the centre of the field, the Aylesbury captain succeeded in naming the coin correctly and Edmonds kicked off towards Hatfield Road.
Reprinted from “The Herts Advertiser & St Albans Times” – 23rd September 1911.