This year's lst XI proved itself to be rather erratic, and a fine win was often followed by a dismal defeat. An example of this was when, after defeating the strong Southend team, we were beaten in the very next game by a Leyton side which we had thrashed earlier in the season.
The strength of the team was undoubtedly the defence, which, although sometimes guilty of silly errors, was usually solid. Unlike the defence, the attack was new to First XI football, with only one of last year's forward line remaining, and although at times it could play some attractive football, its main weakness was an inability to convert territorial advantage into goals, a fault which lost us many games.
I would like to thank everybody who has helped in any way towards the organisation and running of the football, especially Gerry, the groundsman, Gorrie for his secretarial work, Crabbe, Baker, Gibbard, Green and Bramhall for their sterling work in providing teas on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and finally the masters who took charge of the teams, especially Mr. Marshall for his invaluable help in running the lst XI.