Team: T. Wall, N. Sells, J. Buller, J. Payne, P.W. Dale, P. Dale, B. Sheridan, P. Wall, B. Hunt, D. Dobson, D. Samuels
Reserves: P. Jackson, J. Forsyth
The Queen’s Park Rangers Supporters Club team took on a Charlton side in the Falkland Cup Final on Sunday, 1st May 1966 at Ilford FC.
The game kicked-off at 11am and the match programme included the following pen pictures of the QPR squad:
(a) – T. Wall (goalkeeper). Started the season as centre-forward. Put in goal in emergency. Played for W. London Schools.
(b) – N. Sells (right-back). Came into the side halfway in season as outside-left, moved back with great success. A good tackler.
(c) – J. Buller (left-back). Regular left-back, unorthodox player with good distribution.
(d) – J. Payne (right-half). Also plays centre-half. Strong player. Penalty taker – scored six goals from the spot.
(e) – P. W. Dale (centre-half). The “Daddy” of the side. Played in Lewis Cup Final as centre-forward season 1962-63. Holds defence together.
(f) – P. Dale (left-half). Son of centre-half. A young player of great promise. Good attacking half-back. Also plays forward.
(g) – B. Sheridan (outside-right). Youngest member of side. Fast with good shot, only missed one game this season.
(h) – P. Wall (inside-right). Brother of goalkeeper. Clever ball player and brains of attack.
(i) – B. Hunt (centre-forward). Started the season as goalkeeper, moved to centre-forward after injury. Leading goalscorer.
(j) – D. Samuels (inside-left). Has played at right-back. Small but never gives up. Picked to play for league side season 1965-66.
(k) – J. Louis (outside-left). Also plays half-back. Strong with good shot with both feet. Good utility player.
(l) – P. Jackson (reserve). Young player has played back and centre-forward.
(m) – J. Forsyth (reserve). Another young player. Played in all forward positions.
Rangers were triumphant with P. Wall scoring the only goal of the game.
(My thanks to Sammy for his assistance)