Hot shot Toshack worth a ‘cap’

Cardiff Boys are running into top form at the right time for their assault on the English Schools Trophy.

This week they beat Swansea Schoolboys 2-0 in the Welsh divisional Final at Ninian Park and now go into the draw for the competition proper along with the other best thirty-one teams from all over the country.

Cardiff have always made a big impact on the English School Trophy.

On the form they showed in their miniature classic against Swansea, this could be Cardiff’s greatest season yet.

Inside left Malcolm Greenfield put Cardiff ahead after five minutes and centre forward John Toshack got the second.

Apart from clinching victory, Toshack’s goal also set a new scoring record for Cardiff boys.

It was his 33rd goal in eleven games and beat the previous record of thirty goals by centre forward Gordon Roberts.

Toshack has scored in every game he has played and looks a certainty for this season’s Welsh Schoolboy side.

In fact, nineteen of the boys who played in the Cardiff – Swansea match had already taken part in the first Welsh trial and it seems both teams will supply quite a few “caps.”

Apart from Toshack, Cardiff have an outstanding centre half in Ted Woodyatt. And after his grand game against Swansea, inside left Greenfield must now be something of a problem to the Welsh selectors – for he played at left half in the trial!

Swansea have produced many fine wingers in the past – the Jones boys, Cliff and Barrie are probably the greatest. Now they seem to have discovered two more good ‘uns – outside right Roy Denny and left winger Cyril Davies.

Copyright - Daily Mirror - Transcribed by Kjell Hanssen

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