THE 1962 JERSEY CUP FINAL

27 April, 1962 at Bicester Town Sports Ground

Brill United (3) 7 -  Middle Barton (0) 0

Referee: Keith Merritt Linesmen: Unknown

Brill United: J. Saunders J. Blaine (c) C. Ayris R. Busby B. Jeacock P. Dodwell R. Pullin I. Rolfe N. Dymock L. Mills O. Varney K. Pointer (jun)

Brill United Scorers: N Dymock 3 L Mills 3 I Rolfe 1

Middle Barton: Unknown

Middle Barton Scorers: 

JERSEY CUP GOES OVER THE BORDER

Rightly regarded as the team of the season in the Bicester district, Brill United. Mid-Oxon Junior League finalist, and Jersey Shield Division 1 winners, won the Jersey Cup-the blue riband of junior football in this area with an easy win over Middle Barton, by seven goals to nil, at Bicester, on Easter Monday.

Well and truly they dispelled the illusion that they are not cup fighters; and they also had ample revenge for the 5-1 defeat by Middle Barton, in 1958-59, on their only previous appearance in the final.

Middle Barton, making their sixth appearance in the final, and winners of the cup four times (post-war), were a shadow of their former selves, and Brill called the tune throughout. An early goal by Norman Dymock gave them the start they needed, and they never looked back. Dymock crowned a remarkable individual goal-scoring season with a fitting “hat-trick” and L. Mills, Brill’s clever inside-left, followed his example. Mills was the best forward on the field. Inside-right Rolfe made up the total of seven. The victory was achieved by real teamwork and the result, after the early goal was never in doubt. The experienced Middle Barton left-wing pair, Pete Bauckham and Derek Jarvis were hardly ever in the picture. As County Junior Shield finalist, better thing had been expected of them. This was the second highest score in a Jersey Cup final. Middle Barton‘s 11-4 defeat of Croughton in 1956-57 remaining a record.

The fine weather drew the crowd again-1, 224- and a remarkable recovery, coupled with some hard work put into it had transformed the pitch from its “morass” of Saturday.

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