Hampstead journeyed to Earlsfield on Saturday in quest of two much-needed points, but the ground was in a most terrible condition owing to the heavy rains, and the referee decided that it was impossible to play the league match. It was, however, decided that a friendly match should be played.
Summerstown pressed strongly at the start, but Trevers was safe in goal. Howell, receiving a pass from Wardlaw, made a brilliant run on the left, and from his centre Shearcroft headed into the net and opened the score for Hampstead. Practically every player on the field before half-time was covered from head to foot in mud, Anderson particularly seeming to enjoy it, whilst Deeks was able to take a plunge in the corner of the field which was under water and so able to keep himself fairly clean.
After the interval Dominy equalised for Summerstown from a centre by Imison, whilst soon after Kerridge gave them the lead. Shearcroft, however, equalised for Hampstead, following good play by Smy. About fifteen minutes from the end of the game Shearcroft received a nasty cut on the knee and had to leave the field, but Hampstead, playing four forwards, fought pluckily. Howell gave them what proved to be the winning goal with a brilliant cross shot, following further good play by Smy.
For Hampstead, Parsons, Anderson, Smy and Howell did well, whilst Saggers, Holland and Kerridge were prominent for Summerstown.