Smiths Cup (Junior) Champions 1964-65

Roger Ruins Old Boys' Victory Bid

Platt Res   2      Chipstead OB Res  1

The name of Roger Moye should be written into the record books alongside that of Platt Reserves as the winners of the 1964 Smith's Junior Cup.

It was the goalkeeper Moye who alone prevented the underdogs, Chipstead Old Boys Reserves, from deservedly taking the Trophy which they bought and wrapped but so narrowly failed to take away in the second-half of the final on Greatness on Saturday.

Certainly the first-half belonged to Platt and they gave such an impression of mastery over their fellow Third Division opponents, that it seemed only a question of how many they would score .............. but it was not to be.

Playing for much of the half with only ten men, inside-right Ray Wood was twice carried off injured, the Old Boys piled on the pressure with attack after attack, only to find Moye stopping everything.

Smiths Junior Cup Winners 1964-65

Platt went into the lead when Fred Foster scrambled through and shot past goalkeeper Stamp from close range (12 minutes). Seven minutes later Alan Currie let fly with an unstoppable drive 2-0, and Platt were walking it. But the Old Boys hung on grimly to the mid-way whistle.

It was a very different story after the interval. Chipstead, realising they had to pull out the stops or they would be giving up the cup without a fight, attacked from the start.

In the 73rd minute, with Moye beaten, Green's shot was cleared off the line by a defender. The ball went straight down the field where Peter Budd hit the bottom end of the post.

It seemed that Chipstead would never score, but after 77 minutes Clarke broke the hoodoo with the Old Boys' first-and last-goal.

Team: R.Moye, J.Carlow, J.Hopkins, R.Leedham, P.Town, R.Tebb, B.Selman, F.Foster, A.Currie, P.Budd, R.Clifton.

John Hopkins lifts Smiths Junior Cup 1964-65