Pegasus F C

Amateur cup tie

By Owen Welch

Pegasus Football Club, c1954
Owen Welch

Pegasus F C team about to take the field to play Stevenage Town in the second round proper of the Amateur Cup 22 Jan 1955. Stevenage lost a very good game 5-2. In the previous Town had beaten another famous old team Corinthian-Casuals.

My step- father, Fred Taplin took this photograph, plus others, unbeknownst to me.

Pegasus were a nomadic team, having no home ground of their own and most of their games were friendlies, sometimes against visiting Amatuer International teams, all their competative games being in the Amatuer Cup, which they won on two occasions.

This page was added on 31/05/2009.

Comments about this page

  • Pegasus were a side comprised of Oxford and Cambridge Universities best players, current and former students.
    They were really amateur footballs last stand at fielding a credible side against professionals and for a short time in the early 50’s, it seemed to work. A good comparison would be the Barbarians in Rugby.
    By the early 60’s, University life was changing and the gulf between Pegasus and their opponents widened and Oxbridge students shifted to playing for Corinthian Casuals instead, leaving Pegasus to fold in 1963

    By Jim Tuite (21/07/2017)
  • Pegasus were a crack amateur side of the early 1950s, and actually won the FA Amateur Cup twice. They comprised players who were also studying at either Oxford or Cambridge university. I saw Pegasus in both the finals, at Wembley, and still have a programme for one of the games. Hope this information is of interest.

    By john gammons (05/11/2010)
  • Did Pegasus become a well known team?

    By Dave Hobbs (19/06/2009)

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