Corinthians' Final Cup Trial

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UK Guardian

Good Display in Glasgow

Queen's Park 1, Corinthians 3

The Corinthians gave a promising display at Hampden Park, Glasgow, yesterday in their final match before meeting Sheffield United in next Saturday's cup-tie, and all-round superiority earned them a victory by three goals to one over Queen's Park. The attendance was very disappointing for this very old fixture, and no more than 3,000 people saw the game.

Once they had settled down the Corinthians took command of the situation, and the famous Scottish amateurs had to defend very hard to keep out fast and skilful forwards. Smith in the Queen's Park goal played a capital game, showing fine anticipation and much daring in clearing from Hegan and Whewell before the Army winger beat him from about twenty yards' range. Queen's Park improved near the interval and Dodds headed the ball past Grant for an equaliser. The home team were handicapped afterwards by the absence of Crawford, who injured his leg, but they played up pluckily and several times went near to scoring. The Corinthians, however, put the issue beyond doubt by scoring twice, through Ashton and Fabian. Shortly before the end Grant was injured.