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C O M M E N T S / H I G H L I G H T S
SSL 1st out of 15                
FAC 1q Redhill   0-3            
FAV F Hoddesdon Town 1-2            
LC W Virginia Water 3-1            
SSCC F Chessington Utd 3-4            
SCC 1st Hampton   1-4            
SSC 1st Addlestone   3-4            
SS= L Champions                  
SS= L Cup Champions for second straight year              
Le= ague & Cup double repeated their achievement in 1926/27.          
Re= s SSL Champions                  
Re= ached Wembley in first ever FA Vase Final              
Ho= me Ground: West Street, Ewell              
Pl= ayer of the Year Trevor Wales              
President John (J.R.P.) Martin                
Chairman Graham Peacock                
Secretary Stan Bailey                
Press Sec John Carpenter 01-393-5915 not 5913 as advertised earl= ier in the season.      
Groundsman Eric Longhurst?                
Treasurer Dave Wilson                
Manager Pat O'Connell, assisted by Arthur Evans, Ted Buxton, Colin Bell, Graham Hemph= rey, and Eamonn Mulligan a bit later.
Re= serve Manager Ted Buxton ex Swindon and Millwall scou= t. Asst Graham Hemphrey      
Wi= lf Smith well involved at this time. 393 4930.              
Co= mmittee: Wilf Smith, George Nathan, Fred Read, J. Pepperell, D.Manning          
26/5/74 SSL AGM this day. Epsom and Malden Town were complimented by the League Chairman on an excellent cup final on 1/5/74.<= /td>
Fo= llowing the meeting Epsom ask for extra plaques for their players.          
T= ed Yorke & Johnny Eales return to Epsom from Hampton. Eales for a fourth time. Chris Page also joins from Hampton.  
Ne= w players Trevor Lee, Colin Rose, Dave Worby, Jeff Ray, Micky Lyel, John Cox, Roger Taylor (15 yr old keeper)    
Wa= lker signed a month in to the season after returning from holiday in America.        
Trevor Lee and Phil Walker joined (Cobham), Dave Worby from Walton & Hersham. Steve Jones also signed from Cobham in Sept
Da= ve Worby was a member of the Walton squad that won the 73 Amateur Cup Final, but did n= ot play through injury.    
He won Athenian League in 69, and SSC in 62 + 71. Plus= 3 floodlit league titles. Record appearance holder for Walton with over 450= .
Pl= ayed for Sutton, Stevenage Town, and Chertsey briefly. Joined through contact with Colin Bell.      
Le= e and Walker were apparently juniors with Fulham at one point but didn't take it seriously. (Colin Bell said this).    
Ha= ving spoken to both players now Phil was never at Fulham, just Trevor.          
December 2011 piece in South London Press covers Trevor Lee and what he did over his career after leaving Epsom, which he would d= o
in 1975. He was signed by Millwall and made over 100 appearances but was sold just five games into 1979/80 for 15k to Colches= ter.
Later played for Gillingham, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Northampton with one other game for Fulham against whom he had been released
as a youngster. Then went to Dublin, flying over at weekends to play for St Patrick's. Then worked as a locksmith in Brixton = Hill and
then Garratt Lane in Tooting. Got divorced in 1986 and lost his house. Then did volunteer work for British Heart Foundation before
caring for his sister in Mitcham. Discovered that Mill= wall historian Chris Bethell was looking for him on Google and visited Millwall in
No= vember 2011, receiving a great reception.              
In July 2015 Phil Walker's daughter created a twitter account for him and he followed our club, so I got in contact and was abl= e to meet
wi= th both Phil and Trevor Lee in the Old Fields pub in Southfields on Tuesday 21st July.=        
Phil and Trevor first met at school Battersea County School which became Battersea Technical Academy. Phil was born in Parsons Green
while Trevor was born in Lewisham. Trevor was born on = 3rd July and Trevor on 29th August so they were very close in terms of age.
Phil was working in a factory at Acton and got talking= to a white guy who played for Wingate. He went along and played, scoring in = the
match and stayed there for a little while. Trevor meanwhile was at Fulham where they won the Youth League Cup. With a 2 legged
wi= n over Arsenal (W3-0 L0-2). However, Fulham then let him go. Both then went to        
Cobham as a result of a friend of Trevor's Steve Jones, who would become another Epsom player in the Vase Final side. He had a ca= r, so
d= rove Trevor to training at Cobham and Phil joined them soon after. Cobham were short = of players and the Manager Gerry Deane  
br= ought a few players in. Both impressed Pat O'Connell when Cobham got a 3-3 draw with = his        
fledgling Epsom side in 1973/74 and Pat was determined= to get them on board and Trevor played every game except one in this famous<= /td>
1974/75 season. Phil joined slightly later as he was on holiday in America and not long after Steve Jones came in too. Steve live= s in Lancashire.
Trevor's career is advised in the article above this. = Phil went from Epsom to Millwall of course before moving to Charlton Athletic = in 1979,
Gillingham on loan in 1983 and then flying out to Hong Kong to join Eatern AA for a little while. He then travelled to Portugal where he
would stay with many years, frist with Leixoes SC befo= re then playing for seven years at Boavista and moving to Maia where he got his
fi= rst taste of coaching before retiring at 41.              
Phil was one of thirteen children. An elder brother Larrington (Larry) is an actor and was a cast member of Jesus Christ Superstar
in the seventies but has also done many other things including the Lenny Henry show. Another elder brother Dennis joined Epsom and
would stay for a few years, playing over twice as many times for the first team as Phil, including just over a hundred appearances
for the Reserves too. Trevor had a brother Terry who almost came to Epsom when Trevor returned in the mid eighties. Terry was 11
years younger and played for England Schools before spending time at Arsenal in their Youth and Reserve sides before being released
by= Don Howe. He went to Tooting & Mitcham but suffered from hip problems and now l= ives in Peckham.      
Trevor Lee played with George Best at Bournemouth. The best ground he played at (excluding Wembley) was White Hart Lane, while f= or
Phil it was Benfica's Stadium of Light= .              
Tr= evor is still a carer for his sister while Phil runs his own football academy.          
Ma= rk Talmage released to Sheerwater              
Ba= rry Jones released too. Micky Lyel released to Malden Town          
Bo= bby Stenson, Bobby Walker, and Terry Self released.            
Fu= ture players Paul Jablonski and Keith Eshelby are both at Corinthian Casuals alongside former player Johnnie Ware.    
Ju= ly 74 Herne Bay withdraw from Athenian League, but instead of inviting Epsom back, th= ey remain with 15 clubs.    
Ju= ly 74 Dressing rooms refurbished and re designed. Pitch and terraces improved.<= /td>        
Ju= ly 74 Ted Murphy leaves Dulwich Hamlet to become Manager at Hampton          
Ju= l 74 Tommy McCready joins Dulwich Hamlet              
J= ul 74 Alan Ives joins Sutton from Tooting & Mitcham but doesn't stay long and is back at Sandy Lane by Nov 75 if not earlier  
Gr= ound improved to accommodate tea bar, store room and committee room.          
Au= g 74 Keith Eshelby is at Woking                
3/= 8/74 Adrian Hill plays for Kingstonian v Epsom at West Street in friendly. Epsom lost 3-1.        
Programme this day refers to the changing rooms having been gutted and completely rebuilt inside. The tea bar no longer exists, = but
is to be rebuilt on the same site shortly afterwards in better condition, and with a club Committee room. Maintenance of the bank= ing
has been done. Many volunteers. Also during the next t= en weeks a brand new fence is to be erected along the West Street boundary.<= /td>
6/= 8/74 Epsom miss two penalties in a 3-3 draw with Corinthian Casuals. Friendly at West Street.      
Fr= iendly v Cor Casuals. Manager was Micky Stewart!            
8/8/74 Gravesend Diamonds are defeated 2-1 at West Str= eet in a friendly. They would change their name soon after to Penhill Standar= d.
1= 0/8/74 Gunter went in goal for injured Fowler after 53 mins. Fractured finger. Future player Peter Gaydon plays for Carshalton.  
Al= so Dave Burke and Tony Algar. Led at HT through Johnny Eales but had to settle fo= r a 1-1 draw.      
13/8/74 Newly signed keeper Chris Page suffers a head injury in the friendly with Palace which we led 1-0 at HT. 18 year old Rob Weller
re= places him but Palace win 3-1.                
17= /8/74 Club coach leaves for Lion Sports at 1pm. Convincing 5-0 win at Bisley includi= ng a Tuite hat trick.    
20= /8/74 Epsom win 6-0 at Chessington United. He had two disallowed but Tuite still got = four more.      
In= programme line up former players Rodger Malyon, Jeff Ray, Brian Kidwell are all in = for Chessington.      
Aug 74 John Carpenter (no relation to previous Carpent= er family) is the new Press Secretary. Carshalton's Press Sec has same name!=
Au= g 74 Micky Lyel leaves for Malden Town. Trevor Wales and Pat O'Connell are still per= mit players this season.    
Au= g 74 Steve Jones joins from Cobham.              
Aug 74 Corinthian Casuals to sign former player John W= are (23) was at Chelsea Reserves four years ago making 20 appearances
Au= g 74 future player Tommy McCready is at Dulwich Hamlet            
Au= g 74 future player Les Peck is at Tooting & Mitcham            
24= /8/74 Chris Page given day off to win National Cricket trophy for Sunbury at Lords.        
27/8/74 Fourth League win without conceding a goal. Ep= som defeat Horley 2-0 and O'Connell says they will have the league sewn up
by= Christmas!                  
Se= pt 74 future Manager Adrian Hill (29) joins Woking from Kingstonian          
14= /9/74 Coach to Redhill for FA Cup tie is 40p. Leaving club at 1.45pm.          
R= edhill had not conceded a goal for 525 minutes and this would continue as they won 3= -0. Former player Don Hollands was the  
Redhill caretaker manager. Future players Barry Denman, Alex Reid and Dick Vincent all play for Redhill this day. Ian Ferrar is a= lso in the
pr= ogramme line up.                  
Colin Bell approaching 600 apps in an Epsom shirt says club - mostly reserves. Very unlikely, as only with the club since approx 1962
a= nd would have needed to play 50 games in every season at a time when the teams rar= ely reached 40 games a season.  
Se= pt 74 future keeper Bobby Dell is at Croydon              
Se= pt 74 Les Peck joins Bromley from Tooting & Mitcham            
21= /9/74 Future players Mick Stratford, and Dave Turner (gk) are in the Molesey programme line up v Epsom this day.    
Ep= som win 2-1 despite having Ted Yorke sent off after 26 minutes. For retaliation on Mi= ck Stratford.      
Oc= t 74 Larry Pritchard, Alan Ives and Ricky Kidd are at Sutton United          
Oc= t 74 future players Kelvin Roots and John Sears at Croydon Roots had signed from Sutt= on        
Ba= rry Gunter plays last game for club 12/10/74 before moving to Australia. He left on 18/10/74.      
H= is last game was v last years Champions Westfield, and he was made captain for this 6-2 First Round League Cup win.  
19= /10/74 Epsom defeat Nat West Bank 9-1 in SSC 2q. Ritman misses a penalty for 10-1.        
O'= Connell stopped Chris Page from taking the penalty as it was "taking the mickey"!        
To= mmy Tuite scores 44 goals for ST Merton Amateurs in Morden League Div 5. 300 in tot= al for club at age 20!    
26/10/74 Epsom play their very first Vase match and de= feat Reigate Priory 4-0 at West Street. Johnny Eales got two but also mispen.<= /td>
27= /10/74 Tommy scored 7 in a 10-0 win v Downs United            
Mi= ck Leonard and Tony Tillin also played for ST Merton Amateurs          
29= /10/74 Graham Peacock attended the SSL meeting this evening.          
Nov 74 future Assistant Manager John Martin is new Wal= ton & H Manager . Had left Westfield for Bracknell Town - former W&H player
Nov 74 Tommy McCready (29) resigns from Dulwich and qu= its football. Must have changed his mind though as he would still play for us= in future.
No= v 74 Tommy McCready leaves Dulwich but makes it clear he hasn't retired. He is at Staines Town by Dec 74    
No= v 74 Chris Lightfoot is at Romford. Had been there since joining from Leamington in = 1972        
9/= 11/74 Club Dance at Bourne Hall this evening. Reduced programme produced.        
Re= ference to another one on 7/12/74 called the Tramp's Beanfeast at Nork Hall, Banstead.        
Cl= ub also running a Christmas draw on 14/12.              
9/11/74 Steve Jones and Trevor Lee play against their = old club in a 9-0 win over Cobham. Tuite scores 6 and matches the club record= .
O'Connell wrongly tells him that the record was seven. Epsom were only advised of their fixture two days previously and a shortened
pr= ogramme was produced.                
12= /11/74 Epsom are drawn at home to Hampton but have to play away as they have no floodlights.      
1= 2/11/74 Hampton v Epsom & E. Hampton's manager is Ted Murphy, former player a= nd AC winner with Wimbledon in 1963.  
Ha= mpton defeat Epsom 4-1. Future player Paul Butler plays and scores twice for Hampton.<= /td>        
1= 6/11/74 and 23/11/74 Horley v Epsom in FA Vase is waterlogged. Finally played at Mole= sey on 27/11/74. Epsom win 2-0.  
27= /11/74 Future keeper Malcolm Broadway is in goal for Horley Town in programme li= ne up for this match.    
AG= M originally advised for 27/11/74 but put back two weeks.            
4/= 12/74 Glyn OB Five a side at Epsom Baths. Epsom reach semi and lose to eventual winn= ers Westways.    
De= c 74 Paul Jablonski, Keith Eshelby and Johnnie Ware at Corinthian Casuals - Also Bu= rke - was this Dave?    
6/= 12/74 Athenian League Annual Eighth Christmas Supper at Windsor Hotel, Lancaster Gate. London. Prog Yc.    
7= /12/74 v Worthing FAV (A) Pat O'Connell quoted as saying "I think I'd better = pop up to the twin towers tomorrow and have a  
lo= ok at the Wembley pitch". We were only through to the last 32 at the time!          
11= /12/74 AGM held at club and not 27/11/74 as previously advertised. Profit 24. Ken Stebbings and Arthur    
St= ockham elected to the Committee.                
1= 4/12/74 Kidwell, Argent, Malyon, and Percival are all in Chessington line up v Ep= som this day. Also future player Chris Dunne.  
17/12/74 Graham Peacock is the Epsom rep at the SSL meeting this day where Epsom are congratulated on their FA Vase success
so far.                    
21/12/74 Kidwell, Argent, Percival all played against Epsom for Chessington. The winners were at home to Ulysses says the programme,
bu= t we actually play Kew Association (H) in 4q.              
28/12/74 A Trevor Lee hat trick turns the game around = as we trail Kew Association in SSC at HT but win 4-1 at West Street in the e= nd.
Dec 74 President John Martin gives notice for club to leave ground, as he wishes to redevelop it. They are meant to leave on 25/3/75.
He= bought in in 1959 for 4,000, and wanted to sell it for 80,000. Only valued at 6,= 000 as a football ground.    
Ma= tter went to Epsom County Court in January where John Martin's people asked for more t= ime to prepare their case.    
P= rotest March held through Epsom on 9/3/75 regarding the proposed sale of the ground. J= ohn Martin was asking to build 40 two  
pe= rson old peoples flats with communal accommodation.            
4,= 000 signatures added to a petition                
Jo= hn Martin remains as President, but leaves the post in the 1975 AGM.          
In= door training at Longmead School Gym in early 75.            
Dec 75 According to Colin Bell Pat O'Connell gave out Christmas presents and Tommy Tuite got a dolly, while Willie Bennett got a
pu= rse with a padlock because he was notoriously reluctant to put his hand in his pocke= t!        
Ja= n 75 future Manager and player Ricky Ki= dd is at Sutton with the returning Larry Pritchard who was a former player    
Jan 75 future player and Manager Adrian Hill may sign = for Croydon but has already played for Kingstonian and Woking this season. Is
le= aving Woking now but needs FA clearance as it is his third team this season.        
Ja= n 75 former player Martin O'Toole is at Croydon              
1= 1/1/75 Addlestone lead 3-0 but Epsom fight back to level before losing 4-3 in SS= C at Liberty Lane. Epsom were fined 3 for this  
ma= tch but not clear why in SSL minutes. Also fined 3 for the Reserve game this day, ag= ain without any reason stated.    
Ja= n 75 Chris Dunne transferred from Chessington.              
Ja= n 75 Elvin Box (17) joins after a spell with Palace Youth and Carshalton Athletic Yo= uth.        
Ja= n 75 Winners of Vase tie against Eastbourne Town will be at home to Tunbridge Wells or Hornchurch in the last 16..    
1= 8/1/75 and 25/1/75 FAV tie at Eastbourne Town is postponed. Eventually played at Eastbourne United on 3/2/75. Won 2-0.  
31/1/75 Surrey Senior League votes against a merger wi= th Spartan and Metropolitan Leagues by a vote of 8-7. Epsom voted for it.
8/= 2/75 Epsom defeat FA Vase favourites Hornchurch 1-0 with a Phil Walker goal. Now at = home to Addlestone in qf (H).    
After the game, Secretary Stan Bailey took a call from= a Hornchurch fan asking what the score was. He couldn't believe the score
an= d asked if Stan was sure he'd got that right. "Of course I am, after all I am t= he Epsom Secretary"!      
V= ery arrogant attitude from most of the Hornchurch contingent from the manager down who said he'd never heard of Epsom.  
15/2/75 Epsom defeat Lion Sports 5-0. Before this game they were second, nine points behind Malden Town, but with 8 games in han= d!
F= eb 75 future player Paul Jablonski is at Corinthian Casuals as is Keith Eshelby who had been there for many years now.  
Fe= b 75 Arnie Venturini sent off for Hayes v Enfield after 7 minutes and then promptly sacked by Hayes!      
M= ar 75 reference to a 16 year old Colin Brooks, who played a few games for the reserves but has now been signed by Arsenal!  
Ma= r 75 former player Chris Roots is at Croydon along with Kelvin who is presumably his brother.      
1/3/75 Addlestone are unbeaten in 21 matches, before a loss at Dulwich in SSC the w= eek before, but Epsom defeat them 2-0 in the
FA= Vase QF thanks to goals from Tuite and Wales. Attendance 1,048. Biggest for 15 ye= ars says papers.    
During the game, Dave Worby collided with the referee = and knocked him out, so he reached for the whistle and blew it to stop play.<= /td>
Re= f was unable to continue.                
Di= sco at Bourne Hall after the match v Addlestone.            
5/= 3/75 SSL v Sussex League @ Horsham. Was this played?            
8/3/75 Future keeper Malcolm Broadway now plays for Merstham against us in a League match after playing for Horley earlier. T= his time
we won 3-0.                    
Ma= r 75 Ted Yorke becomes a father. Poss 10/3/75 but definitely a Monday night.        
15/3/75 No game for the first team for some reason, so= Pat O'Connell plays almost the full team v Westfield Reserves in SSL Reserve<= /td>
S= ection and we unsurprisingly win 8-0 at West Street. Micky Dunne, Dave Ritman, Tommy Tuite and Trevor Lee all score twice.  
18= /3/75 Graham Peacock is Epsom's rep at SSL meeting again.          
22= /3/75 v Stamford. Pre match lunch for players at White Horse Hotel in Epsom        
An= y SF replay would have been at Kettering. Any Final replay would have been at Orient.=        
Pa= pers records attendance as 1,643. Club says 1,604            
Ep= som trail at half time but win 2-1 with goals from Lee after 53 and Walker after 78.        
29= /3/75 A 0-0 draw in Stamford in front of 2,500 is enough to send Epsom to Wembley. 500 went with Epsom.    
St= amford were rumoured to be on 35 a man if they had won.            
29= /3/75 Referee this day was A.Hamil, who was on Match of the Day the week before with Brighton v Blackburn.    
It= transpires after the game that Chris Page had played both ties v Stamford with a bro= ken hand!      
31= /3/75 Morning kick off at Chobham but won easily 5-2 in SSL. 4-0 up after 36 minutes. Over 500 present.    
31/3/75 reported that Malden Town were unable to field= a team this day but no action was taken by SSL. They must have given plenty=
of= notice as Epsom would have been without a game otherwise.          
3/= 4/75 Tickets on sale for the first time at Chessington League match this day. Won 2-0.=        
5/= 4/75 SSL travelled down to play the South Wales League @ Merthyr this day.        
8/4/75 A 3-1 win at Worplesdon in the League Cup was marred by an ankle injury to Phil Walker. Taken to hospital but will be o= k.
A= pr 75 Two Epsom supporters were arrested for fighting at Stamford, and were fined = 70 on 9/4/75. Ian Sinclair Wilson, and  
Pa= trick John Kinstrey were the offenders.              
Ap= r 75 John Sears, Kelvin Roots, Chris Roots, Martin O'Toole, Ada Hill all at Croydon=        
Ap= r 75 Mick Leonard is at ST Merton on a Sunday            
Ap= r 75 future player Gerry O'Rourke is now at Staines Town after many years with Wimble= don.      
West Street ground purchased by Ray Bloye through Matt= hews Holdings on 11/4/75. Price undisclosed but well under the 80,000
valuation. A new 5 year lease was purchased at 800 a = year rental. Was due to appear in Court again on 6/4/75 but settled out of
c= ourt it appears after a phone call between Graham Peacock and John Martin that we= ek. Figure quoted in papers was 13,000.  
Graham Peacock and Ian Grant both work for Matthews Holdings and both joined it on the same day in 1970. Grant is described a= s
&q= uot;Epsom's flamboyant administrator".                
15= /4/75 Epsom & Ewell applied for the Spartan League says SSL minute book.        
Ad= vertiser supplement for FA Vase final, and big coverage of semis 27/3 + 3/4 + 17/4= + 24/4/75      
He= rald coverage on 18/4/75 and 25/4/75              
Herald supplement has plenty of pictures and reference= to Eamonn Mulligan the trainer who = was unlucky not to play at Wembley
a= s a youngster, as he was named in a 14 man squad for England Schools at Wembl= ey, but wasn't put on the field. Ex-Redhill,  
Wh= yteleafe and Banstead before joining in 1973.              
To= ny Lindon donated 12 bottles of champagne and new track suits to the club.        
To= mmy Tuite to have trial with Brighton afterwards, and Willie Bennett has been offered a Combination game for them.    
FA= Vase Player Profiles:                
Ch= ris Page (24). Joined from Hampton 6ft. Safe and fearless.            
W= illie Bennett (20) Joined from Wimbledon after a season with Charlton Juniors. = One of the more talented players in the side.  
Al= an Webb (27) Former Surrey Youth player joined from Tooting & Mitcham. He is a printer.        
Tr= evor Wales (capt). Permit player formerly pro at Charlton Athletic, Sheppey and then Chessington and Ashtead. (32).    
Da= ve Worby. Joined from Walton & H (30)(I think 34). Tall strong man at the back.=        
St= eve Jones (20) joined from Cobham and previously with Fulham. Always in the right p= lace at the right time.    
Ph= il Walker (20) Outstanding prospect. Joined from Cobham but at Wingate previously.<= /td>        
T= ommy Tuite. Only 5ft 4in (20) joined from Wimbledon and formerly with Chelsea Juniors= Top scorer and brilliant opportunist.  
Jo= hnny Eales (28) Joined from Hampton. A buyer by profession and brilliant in the air.=        
T= revor Lee (20) Joined from Cobham and a member of the Fulham team that won the Youth Cup. Previously with Crystal Palace.  
Pat O'Connell 150 games with Fulham. Reads the game we= ll. Played in 1962 FA Cup Semi final over 15 years there. An inspiration.
Pa= t O'Connell also referred to the team spending the night at Shell, near the river, and they went by coach from there.    
19/4/75 Dick Wilson, Bill Toms, and George Tarran all present at Vase final. Wilson had 214 consecutive Epsom appearances in 30= 's
Tommy Dunne also invited. Not sure if he was there. Do= n't know who Bill Toms is. Cannot trace this name anywhere. Who was he?
Pa= pers said he played from 1934-38 but he never made a first team or reserve team appearance.      
Su= rrey Senior League cancel all games this day.              
Tr= evor Wales says that the players spent the night at Lensbury and had new suits bought for them to wear at Wembley.    
Un= fortunately Epsom trail 2-0 at HT and despite a Wales goal after 82, they lost 2-1 to Hoddesdon Town.      
H= oddesdon only had two shots on target. Goals were in 15th and 44th minute with Wal= es pulling one back after 82 minutes.  
At= tendance 9,500 slightly more of which were Hoddesdon fans.          
Da= ve Worby had his car stolen in the evening of the Vase Final at the Cavalier! Found in Croydon on the Monday.    
19= /4/75 Post Vase party at the Cavalier in Wallington. Prog Yc. More than 100 were present.        
The Cavalier was in the Wallington Shopping Arcade, not near the station as previously thought. It was half way up the hill between
t= he station and Stanley Park Road on the left is a shopping mall, and the Cavalier wa= s on the left as you went in. It was gone by  
th= e time I lived there in 1994.                
Ep= som applied for a 13th medal for Ted Yorke as he had played in 4 of the earlier round= s. It was turned down.    
23/4/75 Epsom defeat Virginia Water 3-1 in League Cup Final at Leatherhead. Water's only shot was a penalty goal four minutes
from time.                    
Tr= evor Wales says that medals were issued for the Surrey Senior League titles and Cups= but that they have got lost    
be= cause of various house moves. He did have an FA Vase medal though and I have pictu= res.        
Accepted back into Athenian League for 75/76 on 24/4/7= 5. Hoddesdon were turned down, despite a fourth vacancy arising
af= ter Leyton's amalgamation with Wingate.              
26= /4/75 A Ritman hat trick was his first for the club in a 3-1 win at Westfield in = SSL.        
28= /4/75 A 3-1 win at Merstham puts Epsom in the League Charity Cup Final.          
30= /4/75 @ Camberley SSL v Spartan League, but no Epsom or Hoddesdon players selecte= d. Prog Y.      
Ma= y 75 future player and Manager Adrian Hill is at Croydon.            
Ma= y 75 SSL gave "special congratulations to Epsom & Ewell FC".          
1/5/75 and 5/5/75 Epsom draw twice with Malden Town in SSL. One of the games was switched to West Street, as Manor Park was
u= navailable. In between Epsom defeated Sheerwater 3-0 in another game switched to West Street due to cricket considerations.  
M= alden chose to adopt very physical tactics and were very fortunate to avoid bookings = or worse said Herald. Many reserves  
pl= ayed in the second match, with the Cup Final in mind.            
1= /5/75 Ritman mispen in first match which finishes 0-0 at West Street. This was the only away League game we failed to win.  
7= /5/75 Epsom are defeated 4-3 by Chessington United in League Charity Cup Final at Chertsey. Two "astounding goals"  
from Peter Berry said Herald. Wales on holiday and Wor= by injured, and Ritman had to limp off with an ankle injury after 15 minutes= .
Ep= som were 1-0 up at HT after a goal from Tuite but it all went wrong in the second half= .        
8/5/75 Chris page scores with penalty in a 5-0 win over Wandsworth. It was the fourth goal, and started a run of seven straight wins
at= the end of the season.                
1= 0/5/75 Club apologises for lack of programmes recently in Res game v Worplesdon. Many= may not have been issued recently.  
10/5/75 Epsom defeat BAC Weybridge 3-1 with two goals = from Pat O'Connell one of which was a penalty. Tuite mispen, presumably
ea= rlier in the match.                  
12= /5/75 Title clinched with a 3-1 win at Worplesdon.            
Vi= rginia Water only club to score in three matches v Epsom.            
15= /5/75 Tuite gets his 50th goal against Westfield in a 4-1 SSL win.          
2= 2/5/75 A long season finishes with a 3-1 win over Whyteleafe. Over 400 were presen= t to see Whyteleafe lead after 40 minutes  
b= ut Epsom equalised after 75 minutes through Lee and Tuite and Lee again won the ma= tch. 101 League goals in 28 matches.  
31= /5/75 End of Season Dinner Dance at Surrey Hillls Hotel at 7.30pm. 297 present.        
Pl= ayer of the Year was Trevor Wales.                
Aw= ards are also given to Tommy Tuite and Micky Dunne for being top scorers in the fi= rst and reserve team respectively.    
Pa= t O'Connell also receives an award for Club Services.            
Ma= y 75 Pat O'Connell is promoted to General Manager of the club this month          
Ma= y 75 Future player Peter Coker is young player of the year for Crystal Palace 74/75        
Ap= prox May 1975 big team photo with players and officials.            
May= 75 Epsom & Ewell FC apply for Suburban League for 1975/76 - they don't get accepted due to a lack of lights    
Reserves: Surrey Senior League Reserve Division            
Position 1st out of 15                
SIC 4q Meadvale Casuals 0-2            
SSLC 2nd Wandsworth 1-3+            
21= /8/74 Andy Dunne Youth manager 2003/04 scored for reserves v Chessington. Brother of Micky and Chris.    
21= /8/74 No result sheet for game with Chessington Res. Fined 2.          
24/8/74 Epsom win 4-3 at Sheerwater. Brooks comes on f= or Cox according to papers but for Martin on Dave's stats. I will stick with
Dave's stats.<= /td>                    
2= 8/8/74 Geoff Fowler pensave at 2-2 with ten minutes remaining as we hold on for a 2-2 = draw at Horley. Geoff's only appearance.  
28= /9/74 Paper says Rob Weller played but Dave's stats say Gerry Fowler played. I will go with Dave's stats.    
26= /10/74 Reserves win 10-0 at Westfield. J.Frewing (4), C.Rose (3), K.Woolcott, W.Martin, J.Cox were the scorers.    
Oc= t 74 Kevin Woolcott came from Carshalton and Terry Hurley joins from Leatherhead.        
30= /11/74 Virginia Water (A) is n/p. Rearranged for 12/4/75.            
28= /12/74 Cup tie at Meadvale Casuals is p-p.              
4/= 1/75 Chessington (A) is n/p this day. Rearranged for 17/4/75.          
11/1/75 Cup tie with Meadvale Casuals is played in Redhill, but venue unknown. They are a Redhill based team so presume their
home pitch.                    
18= /1/75 Cobham (A) is n/p this day. Rearranged for 15/2/75.            
2= 5/1/75 League Cup tie v Wandsworth is p-p. Eventually played on 22/2/75. Prog Y = Same programme may have been used.  
1/2/75 Colin Rose sent off v Malden Town, but held on = for 0-0 draw at Manor Park. Fined 5 and suspended for 28 days. Former player=
Ro= ger Sears plays for Malden Town v Epsom.              
8/= 2/75 Virginia Water (H) is p-p as first team are at home in the Vase. Rearrang= ed for 8/3/75.        
15= /2/75 Cobham (A) is p-p. Rearranged for 22/3/75.            
1/= 3/75 SSL Res division 0-1 Surrey Intermediate League (West) @ BAC Weybridge.        
8/= 3/75 Gary Kent sent off after 20 minutes, but Reserves still defeat Virginia Water = 6-0 in SSL!      
15/3/75 No game for the first team for some reason, so= Pat O'Connell plays almost the full team v Westfield Reserves in SSL Reserve<= /td>
S= ection and we unsurprisingly win 8-0 at West Street. Micky Dunne, Dave Ritman, Tommy Tuite and Trevor Lee all score twice.  
22= /3/75 No linesman in match at Cobham who were fined 1.            
22= /3/75 Dave says Roger Taylor was in goal but the papers say it was Rob Weller. I will stick with Dave's stats.    
28= /3/75 Worplesdon (H) is n/p. Rearranged for 10/5/75.            
29= /3/75 Whyteleafe (A) is p-p. Rearranged for 8/5/75.            
Ap= r 75 Kelvin Gregory returns from a spell at Maidenhead.            
5/4/75 Paper says Cox played at 7 but Dave's stats say Knight. I will go with Dave's stats for this, but there is also mention o= f a sub Box
fo= r Gregory which isn't mentioned, but surely this wasn't made up so I will add it he= re.        
12= /4/75 Paul Basten (15) makes debut in a 1-0 win at Virginia Water.          
17/4/75 Reserves beat Chessington 2-1 in a match switc= hed to West Street because of the state of the pitch. Epsom clinched the
Le= ague with this win.                  
24= /4/75 Reserves lose their only League match of the season 2-1 at Merstham.        
30= /4/75 Epsom win 3-2 against Wandsworth in an away match switched to West Street.        
30/4/75 Paper says Ted Buxton came on for Micky Dunne but Dave= says he was on for Craig Dunne. I will go with Dave's stats.                    
3/5/75 Whyteleafe (A) moved back to 8/5/75. Eventually drawn 1= -1 at Church Road with a Graham Hemphrey goal.                    
10/= 5/75 Colin Bell mispen as Epsom draw 1-1 at home to Worplesdon in final match of the season.      
Friendlies       Score Prog?          
= 03/08/1974 Kingstonian A 0-0   RES   HT 0-0    
= 03/08/1974 Kingstonian H 1-3 Y Tuite   HT 0-1    
= 06/08/1974 Cor Casuals H k.o.7pm= 3-3 Y Tuite (2), Rose                   = 06/08/1974 Sutton United A 0-4   RES      
= 08/08/1974 Gravesend Diamonds H 2-1 N Lee, Dunne   (0-0)HT    
= 10/08/1974 Carshalton Athletic H 1-1 Yc Eales   (1-0)HT    
= 10/08/1974 Carshalton Athletic A 1-2   RES Bell      
= 13/08/1974 Crystal Palace H 1-3 Y Ritman   (1-0)HT    
0= 1/03/1975 Chessington Utd A 5-0   RES