THE HISTORY OF WIMBLEDON FOOTBALL CLUB
1913
1913-14

The FA and Amateur Cups would be contested, and although hopes in the former came to an abrupt end in a 4-0 extra preliminary round defeat at the hands of Walton, Wimbledon were to make their big screen movie debut on November 1,1913.

Dave Walker, victim of that Boxing Day bashing seasons earlier, was their first cinematic star as it was he who scored the winner in the replayed London Senior Cup game with Leyton at Plough Lane, screened later the same evening at the Queens Theatre.

From then Wimbledon's fortunes began to turn for the better. Consistency became the name of the game as they were able to field much the same side for the second half of the season, climbing to a respectable fifth in the Southern Suburban League.

Vice president and chairman Mr. H. w. Marks presided over the end of season's annual dinner, in the absence of Lt. General Kent who was attending a regimental function. Listed among the many members also in attendance were secretary S. J. Meadows, J. A. Gill Knight, W. Spiller, J. Campion, W. Bitton, A. Scarborough, vice president E. Anstee, press secretary G. Owen, ground manager G. Henwood, first team captain R. Canham, second team captain J. Brown and assistant secretary, Courtney Martin.

Mr. Meadows reported that the committee were quite satisfied with the past season's work, considering their humble beginnings. There were now 100 paid up members, and a balance, in hand, of £12, six shillings and 10 pence. But Britain was on the brink of World War, and although Wimbledon entered the 1914-15 season in confident mood, taking out a pre-season advert in the Wimbledon News to reveal their hopes and plans, the thoughts of all were turning to the battle fields of Europe.