QPR’s Visit to Chalvey on 11th May 1957

Team: Springett, Rhodes, Newcombe, Angell, Baker, Crabb, Andrews, Soned/Sowed?, Woods, Peacock, Quigley

Local boy Peter Angell must have had something to do with Queen’s Park Rangers’ involvement in the Chalvey Charity Cup. So far I’ve ascertained that the R’s played them on at least two occasions.

The day before the game the following article appeared in the ‘Slough Observer’:

‘Queen’s Park Rangers are bringing a number of 1st team men to Chalvey Rec. tomorrow for the match with the village side.

Chalvey last appeared in the Charity Cup 2 years ago when they won 7-1.

In the Rangers side will be local lad Peter Angell, Powell, Sowed, Springett, Peacock and Andrews. The young left-back Newcombe, who has just joined Rangers from Marlow, will also be in the side.

The Mayor, Alderman Robert Taylor, will present the cup and medals after the game. In the evening the club will entertain members of the Rangers side at a dance in the Co-op restaurant.

Referee will be E, Champion. The kick-off is 3pm.’

The following week the ‘Slough Observer’ included a report of the match:

‘Well, Chalvey nearly did it, nearly humbled Queen’s Park Rangers. The final score 3-4 against Chalvey in the Charity Cup match on their home ground on Saturday shows how near they were.

Again and again the lively Chalvey forwards shot desperately at the QPR goal throughout the second-half, but the ball just wouldn’t go in for a deserved draw.

All the same, it was wonderful entertainment for the 200 crowd – who included the Mayor of Slough, Ald. R. Taylor.

And they gave QPR a great cheer when the Mayor presented Chalvey born Peter Angell, Rangers’ captain. There was another cheer when it was announced that a collection had raised over £5 for the annual Chalvey old folk’s outing.

Despite some big stars in the visiting side, Chalvey put up a wonderful show. They had much the better of the 2nd half and, when the QPR forwards attacked, Chalvey goalkeeper Malcolm Hall made some grand saves.

Chalvey opened the scoring after 20 minutes when one of the visiting defenders put the ball into his own goal. But the visitors drew level within 6 minutes. At half-time they were leading 3-1.

Then came a cracking second-half in which three goals were scored. But Chalvey just couldn’t get that equaliser.

Among the first team players QPR brought down were Ron Springett, their goalkeeper, Andrews, Woods and Peacock.

After the cup had been presented, the Mayor presented Bill Wilder, the Chalvey centre-forward with a silver cup given by an anonymous supporter, for his feat in scoring over 50 goals this season.

Later both teams and their supporters enjoyed a social and dance at the Slough Co-operative Society Hall.’

The Rangers goals were scored by; Albert Rhodes, Soned or Sowed?, Pat Woods and Terry Peacock.

I haven’t yet been able to ascertain who the R’s player described as ‘Soned or Sowed’, was?

Steve Russell

(The above pic shows Peter Angell receiving the Cup from the Mayor of Slough. It was taken from the Official 1957/58 Handbook and appeared originally in the local paper)

8 thoughts on “QPR’s Visit to Chalvey on 11th May 1957

  1. It was reported in 16/11/1955 that the Chalvey Cup was one of two cups stolen from Loftus Road so obviously relates to at least one earlier victory Steve.

    • Hi Colin

      I am the current chairman of Chalvey Fc. We would love to get any further information from you with regards to these matches or any other involving our club.

      I have been trying to piece together our history and this is a minor part of it.

      Many thanks and best regards
      Scott Young
      Chairman
      Chalvey Sports fc

  2. Yes, remember you passing that on to me Colin. I also have a match report for that 1955
    game so will include the info when I put it together.

  3. Hi Steve Russell

    This is fantastic. I know the clubs did play each other but had no information on it until this. Do you have anymore information? We would love to have it.

    I am the chairman of Chalvey football club. If you have any further information with regards to our club playing QPR then we would love to hear from you.

    Best regards
    Scott Young
    Chairman
    Chalvey Fc

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