Saturday May 1 1954

Dunstable Town 1 - Horsham 0

Dunstable Town
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Metropolitan & District League
Kingsway Stadium, Dunstable
Saturday May 1 1954

Horsham concluded their Metropolitan League programme, making the long journey to Bedfordshire to play their ninth game in sixteen days. Their hosts had also endured a hectic schedule, having played a game a night throughout the week. Only two players who had appeared regularly for the first team made the journey to Dunstable: left-half Nobby Cobb and inside-right Robin Stepney. The rest of the team was made up of reserve players. The way the game started off, with a goal in the first two minutes, it looked as though Horsham were all set for another heavy defeat, but they settled down and, if anything, had more of the game in the first half. They had their chances to equalise before the interval, but their attempts ended up as near misses. In the second half it was Dunstable who took command, but then it was the turn of their forwards to shoot or head wide. The shots that did go goalwards were safely dealt with by Tony Winkworth. It was the story of two very tired teams with nothing to win or lose by the result, and who knew that the league season would be over at the end of ninety minutes.


  • Tony Winkworth
  • Tony Lee
  • Don Webb
  • Freddie Marshall
  • Joe Dixon
  • Norman Cobb
  • Oliver Coldman
  • Robin Stepney
  • Ted Streeter
  • Ivor Roberts
  • John Redman

Dunstable Town