Change:  Move to:

16.12.1911 at 15:00 Clarence Park

Attendance :

St Albans City

3 - 0

3rd Grenadier Guards

Referee : Spartan League

Tommy Walker
Arthur Wiggs
George Edmonds
Opening squads
Sammy Hatton
Fred Palmer
George Meagher
Harry Cook
Bertie Beech
George Edmonds
Tommy Walker
Ernest Grimsdell
Jimmy Brandham
Herbert Smith
Arthur Wiggs
Drummer Rooney
Drummer McCass
Drummer Preston
None. None
Yellow cards
None. None
Red cards
None. None
Match report

On this occasion the City had very little difficulty in adding another to their long list of successes. The Guards quite failed to come up to the expectations engendered by their present position in the League and, although they improved afterwards, they were completely out of the hunt during the first half. As instancing the City’s superiority, it may be mentioned that Smith, the goalkeeper, did not touch the ball once during the first half – there was not even a goal kick – and during the game he had only one real shot to save.
On the other hand, Drummer Rooney in the Guards’ citadel(right) surpassed his feats at St Albans in previous seasons, saving shot after shot, high and low alike, his dexterity in getting from one position to another being wonderful. With Rooney, Sergt.Jones, who is well known at the Park, and Ballard, the left back, stood out prominently and had the goalkeeper been on a par with the remainder of the eleven, the Saints goals would have been many more than three.
Owing to that unfortunate player, Leslie Hosier, being again incapacitated, the City re-arranged their forward line, Cook going to outside-right and Edmonds returning to his position at centre.
Before a fairly large crowd, the teams lined up.

Reprinted from “The Herts Advertiser & St Albans Times” – 16th December 1911.
Cookie Policy

This website uses cookies that are necessary to its functioning and required to achieve the purposes illustrated in the privacy policy. By accepting this OR scrolling this page OR continuing to browse, you agree to our privacy policy.