Southern League 1914-15 Season Jun 17, 2016 14:58:24 GMT
Post by Bushman on Jun 17, 2016 14:58:24 GMT
Southern League 1914-15 Season
First meeting between the two sides.
FA Cup 3rd Round.
20th February 1915
Played at Stamford Bridge
QPR 1-2 Everton
At the beginning of February 1915 the Army commandeered the Park Royal Ground and turned it into allotments to help feed the troops in WW1.
Stamford Bridge was the only alternative at such short notice to play the tie.
Queen's Park Rangers remaining fixtures for the season were played at their old Kensal Rise Athletic Ground, Harvest Rd.
The Chelsea ground, use by arrangement, was rather heavy, but with the weather dull the conditions were favourable for the only tie in London, and 33,000 people assembled.
The Rangers showed great dash, and after each side had been dangerous a free kick led to an attack, Miller shooting just over the bar.
For foolish and deliberate “hands” a penalty was given against the Rangers, Parker hitting the post, the Rangers thus escaping from a perilous situation.
Everton forced a corner, and Galt head through, the visitors taking the lead in 15 minutes.
Clever passing promised another goal, but MacLeod kicked out. Thompson raced away, shooting behind, an attempt by Donald hit the top of the post, whilst MacLeod fisted a dropping centre by Chedgzoy. Then Fern saved a long shot by Simonds and Galt, in clearing from a corner, struck the underneath of the bar, the referee disallowing the goal.
The Rangers playing hard, were unlucky.
Half-time - Rangers none. Everton one.
Final- Queen’s Park Rangers 1. Everton 2.
Goal Scorer: Birch
Queen’s Park Rangers: MacLeod, Millington, Pullen, Broster, Mitchell, Wyman, Thompson, Birch, Miller, Simonds, Donald.
Everton: Fern, Thompson, Maconnachie, Fleetwood, Galt, Makepeace, Chedgzey, Kirsopp, Parker, Clenell, Harrison.