Friday, June 01, 2007

On this Day - June 1st

In the early 1960's, and barely out of my nappies, I was taken by my father to see my first senior football match at Margate FC. It was the final of the Kent Senior Shield. Margate beat Bexleyheath & Welling 1-0.

Three interesting facts about the match.

1. Bexleyheath & Welling FC no longer exists. Their ground was taken over by Welling United.

2. The Kent Senior Shield has been condemned to history.

3. The lateness of the final was due to the fixture backlog caused by one of the the worst winters last century.



Thanks to Jeff Trice's excellent Margate FC history site.

The picture above shows Cyril Jeans ( No. 7 ) turning away after scoring the winning goal.

1 comment:

Geoffrey Pay said...

yes i was not there but i remember every day of that bleak winter. gp