Lynn Town succeeded in defeating Norwich St James on the Walks field on Saturday afternoon in the final of the Lynn Hospital Cup competition by six goals to nil. The weather was cold and blustering but the attendance was a fair one.
The players were as follows:
Lynn Town: Peck (goal); Allen, Monument (backs); Hornigold, Stevens, Gemmell A, (half-backs); Bannister N, Bannister W, Martin, Gemmell G, Ransom (fowards).
St James: Cawood (goal); Mason, Fisher (backs); Cutton, Yallop, Tibbenham (half-backs); Taylor, Sydall, Rowe, Musgrave, Flanagan (forwards).
Referee: Mr J J Ruscue (Rudham).
A few minutes from the start Arthur Gemmell put the ball nicely to Stevens who passed to Ransome. The winger centred well and Martin scored an excellent goal. A moment later Nelson Bannister got through the visitors' defence but Cawood saved his shot. The goalie also stopped a shot at close quarters by W Bannister.
The visitors broke away, but Musgrave missed the mark while harassed by Allen. From the goal kick the Lynn forwards ran down, and Martin scored a second goal with a cross shot. Lynn continued the pressure, and Caywood saved some brilliant shots from George Gemmell and W Bannister.
A capital run by Ransome culminated in the winger centring finely to Martin, who notched a third goal. Following a corner kick, Arthur Gemmell sent in a long shot, which Cawood missed, and Lynn were four up.
Lynn continued to have all the play, and the Norwich goal had may narrow escapes, Flannagan and Musgrave got away and the winger put in a good shot, which only just missed the target. The interval arrived with Lynn winning by 4 goals to nil.
On resuming two corners fell to the visitors, who showed some improvement, but were without avail. Lynn got down, and after nearly all the forwards had tried a shot, Martin put the ball outside. The play deteriorated and neither side appeared to put much vim into the game. W Bannister sent in a nice shot, which Caywood saved whilst on his knees. The visitors tried hard to score, but found Monument and Allen very strong. George Gemmell performed a pretty piece of work, but shot wide of the mark. After a time Stevens nearly beat Cawood with a long shot. The ball was kicked away, but Martin fastened on to it and placed it in the net. The Lynn end was visited, but a moment later Nelson Bannister raced away, and centring to Martin, the latter secured the sixth goal. During an onslaught on the Norwich goal Mason handled the ball. The referee gave a penalty kick, but George Gemmell failed to score.