A record crowd at the Avenue ground saw the Town beaten by two goals to one, in the third round of the Middlesex Senior Cup, the 2nd Grenadier Guards being the victors.
A fast and interesting game resulted, and with a little more steadiness in the forward line Hampstead would have been comfortable winners, as throughout the game, they were admittedly superior to the Guards in cleverness and control of the ball.
The first goal was scored in the second half when, from a free kick splendidly taken by A Tomkins, G Heeley headed in for the Town.
For a time the Guards appeared to play a beaten game, but eventually caught the Town defence at fault and equalised, and within ten minutes of time scored the winning goal.
Corporal Chapman, the Guards' noted goalscorer, was well matched by H Ashman, who played a splendid game at centre-half for the Town, and their equally clever right winger, Private Parker, was well cared for by A Tomkins at left-half, one of the best and most consistent players of the Hampstead team.
The Town were unfortunate in not being able to field their best team for this important match, W Denham, A Parker and A Humphreys all being absent through injuries