1948-49 Harrow, Wembley and District League

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Having won Division 4 of the ‘’’Harrow Wembley & District League’’, Chelsea were promoted to Division 1 for the 1948/49 season. Once again they reached the Final of the League Cup, but it is not known if they were successful in retaining the trophy.

An interesting article appeared in the West London Chronicle on the 27th. August which I republish here –

Club’s Scheme New Hope for Would-Be Pro.’s

Paddington’s Tudor Rose Boys’ Club, which had the distinction of being “adopted” last year by the Chelsea Football Club, who offered to give free football coaching at Stamford Bridge to its members, has started a new scheme this season to benefit its returned ex-Service members.

Old boys of the club who did well in their football before being called up are now being given the opportunity to carry on training where it was left off. And they will have professional Chelsea men to coach them.

Ten of them, whose ages range between twenty and twenty-two, have come back tio the club during the last two months with the expressed desire to take up football again seriously. (The scheme provides a first-class opportuinity to youngsters eager to bring their skill to professional standard, and Chelsea is taking a shrewed long-term view.

This season’s coaching at Stamford Bridge began last week. Three nights a week the ground is open to any youngster, whether or not he is a member of the club, to offer himself for training.

If he shows any ability he is taken on, and, at the same time, becomes a member of the Tudor Rose Club.

Four teams – all under the ages of eighteen – will be run by the Tudor Rose this season: the “A” and “B” sides from Stamford Bridge (where they will train), and the “C” and Junior sides from the Club in Harrow Road.

The “A” team (Division 4 winners last season) will compete in Division 3 of the Harrow and Wembley League; the others, in Divisions 1, 2 and 3 respectively, of the Harrow Youth League.

Tudor Rose local trials will be held at Paddington Rec. on Saturday afternoon next week.


League table

Pos Team P W D L F A Pts
1 Tokyngton ll 22 17 4 1 97 25 38
2 Pinner Gas 22 17 2 3 102 38 36
3 Chelsea 22 15 5 2 119 13 35
4 Arrow Swith 22 10 5 7 74 48 25
5 Rolls Royce ll 22 10 4 8 77 59 24
6 Eastcote ll 22 10 4 8 79 62 24
7 Road Motor Sports 22 9 3 10 47 76 21
8 Hamiltonsl 22 9 2 11 57 54 20
9 Kenton Corinthians 22 7 6 9 54 57 20
10 British Rail 22 5 2 15 55 85 12
11 Old Wealdens 22 3 3 16 35 116 9
12 593 RATA 22 0 0 22 5 163 0


Season Day D M Year Competition Opposition Venue Result Score Additional Information
1948-49Sat2Oct1948HYL British RailwaysHomeWon4-0
1948-49Sat9Oct1948HYL Arrow SwitchHomeWon5-0 Meadows scored 3 goals
1948-49Sat16Oct1948HYL HamiltonsHomeWon7-1 Armstrong, Fox (2), Meadows (2), Prizeman scored
1948-49Sat23Oct1948HYL Eastcote llAwayWon8-1 Armstrong (4), Meadows (3) scored
1948-49 1948HLC - First Round – Chelsea received a bye
1948-49Sat13Nov1948HYL Rolls RoyceHomeWon5-1
1948-49Sat20Nov1948HYL Pinner GasAwayWon5-1
1948-49Sat27Nov1948HYL Pinner GasHomeDrew0-0 Match Abandoned
1948-49Sat4Dec1948HLC Lillie BridgeAwayWon3-1 Second Round
1948-49Sat11Dec1948HYL Eastcote llHome Won10-0
1948-49Sat18Dec1948HYLOld WealdensAwayWon11-1
1948-49Sat15Jan1949HYL Arrow SwitchAwayWon12-0
1948-49Sat22Jan1949HYL Road Motors SportsAwayWon9-1
1948-49Sat29Jan1949HLC Arrow SwitchHomeWon3-0 Third Round
1948-49Sat12Feb1949HYL Old WealdensHomeWon16-0
1948-49Sat26Feb1949HLC North GreenfordAwayWon3-0 Fourth Round
1948-49Sat5Mar1949HYL Rolls RoyceAwayDrew2-2
1948-49Sat12Mar1949HYL Road Motors SportsHome Won5-2
1948-49Sat19Mar1949HYL Tokyngton llAwayLost1-2 Played for 4 points
1948-49Sat26Mar1949HLC IvanhoeHomeWon2-0 Semi-Final Round
1948-49Sat2Apr1949HYL 593 RATAHomeWon14-0 Played for 4 points
1948-49Sat30Apr1949HYL Kenton CorinthiansHomeDrew1-1 Played for 4 points
1948-49Thur5May1949HLC Pinner GasHome - Final Round - score not known
Played at Stamford Bridge
1948-49 1949HYL British RailwaysAwayDrew0-0
1948-49 1949HYL HamiltonsAway Drew0-0
1948-49 1949HYL Pinner GasHomeWon4-0



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