The fact that Chelsea were able to grab two Metropolitan League points from Horsham at Hendon did not reﬂect credit on the Londoners, for they had enough chances to push the score into double figures. It was a day when drab football came to the fore and seemed to start when the usually steady Maurice Watts missed a penalty. The award came after a Chelsea defender had deliberately ﬁsted a shot away in the opening minutes, but Watts had the misfortune of seeing his shot bounce harmlessly off the upright. The young Chelsea side, which included seven professionals, were constantly in the Horsham half and at times swept through the defence unchecked. When it came to scoring, however, they were hopeless. Horsham’s spasmodic attacks sometimes had a dangerous look about them, and Horsham left-winger Bert Pope had a lot of bad luck. In one ﬁne run he beat several defenders only to see his shot sail inches wide of the goal.
The second half saw the only goal of the match when Chelsea’s inside-right, Wright, hit the ball hard at Ernie Manouch. The keeper only partially stopped the shot and it trickled over the line. The bright spot for Horsham was the way skipper Owen Parker, at centre-half, kept the Chelsea centre-forward tied down, and the way he sent his forwards into the attack. The game was spoiled, however, by the unnecessary shouting and handclapping that went on in the Chelsea side throughout the game, this being largely responsible for the mediocre standard of the play, and Horsham were upset at times by the petty fouls of the home side; towards the end tempers ﬂared and one or two incidents could have become unpleasant.