THE HISTORY OF WIMBLEDON FOOTBALL CLUB
1949
 
Friday, 07 April 1950
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Penzance
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Wimbledon
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More than thirty players and official travelled to Cornwall for the Easter tour, basing themselves at the Mount’s Bay Hotel in Penzance, right on the seafront. On Good Friday they took on the local side, Cornish County Cup finalists, in front of the largest crowd seen that season, over 3,500 attracted to watch the game. Jack Wallis was unavailable, so Jock Woods again switched between midfield and attack with Ken Perkins taking the freed half-back position.

The first half way very even, Vic Bird hitting the post after a pass from Harry Bull the closest either side came to scoring, Arthur Parsons had to pull of several good saves at the other end to keep the scores level. The crowd were amused owing to the referee’s watch stopping, resulting in eight additional minutes being played in the scoreless first half.

The second half was a different story. Soon after the break Harry Stannard rocked the bar with a fierce drive before Charlie Smith gave the Dons the lead ten minutes in. Bull soon added a second with a first-time left foot shot and the same player got Wimbledon’s third with a well struck shot. Bull completed his hat-trick from close range and Ken Lister completed the scoring with a free-kick from twenty-five yards out.