Tuesday 27th April 1915: As the 1914-1915 football season draws to a close we can reflect on
’s performance. The war has meant
that the best any team could hope for this year was simply to carry on. Luton Town Luton have managed to keep going to the end of the season
but only at the cost of several hundred pounds in losses. Only the presence of
thousands of troops in the town has prevented this loss being even larger.
In the F.A. Cup Luton were forced by an injustice on the part of the Football Association to take part in some of the early rounds, playing three financially unprofitable games against minor clubs. Their first draw in the main competition sent them to
to face a Saints team on top form and the Hatters were eliminated. Luton did
better in the Southern Charity Cup, defeating Watford in the first round and in the second.
After beating Coventry Reading in the semi-final they
drew the final 0-0 against .
As it was not possible to arrange a replay the trophy is being jointly held by
the two clubs. The seasons top scorer was Ernie Simms, with a total of 22
Luton News 29th April 1915; Leighton Buzzard Observer and
Linslade Gazette, 4th May 1915