1968 – Our First Men’s Senior, Ontario Cup

Carling Cup # 1

Captained by Red Lipsett, the Nomads became the Beach’s first major Cup victim, by an 11-3 score.

While the Nomads scored first, from an errant lineout, we would not be held in check.

A very young Bruce Gage, ( still the Mess) scored a try in his maiden game as a first teamer!!! Graham Bates added a second try and Graeme Craig, accounted for the rest as our kicker!.

The game was not without its controversy as there were somewhat heated discussions prior to kickoff as to who should replace the injured fullback, Ian McConvey. Eventually, John Edwards was moved to fullback and the Mess added at centre seemed to do the trick.

Bernie Baldwin was also inserted at 2nd row, replacing Basil Cultrera. Jake Lipsett and Scotty Tate stood idly by on the sidelines as subs who could not be used as these were the days when only 15 could play.

Beach Lineup:

Props: Red Lipsett(Captain) Harvey Cook
Hooker: Ian Schuell
Locks: John Gallant, Bernie Baldwin, #8, Al Quance
Flankers: Derrick Armstrong and Rick Farrally
SH George McConnachie
SO, Graham Craig
Centers: Bruce Gage, Angus McConvey
Wings: Graham Bates, Glen McArthur
Fullback: John Edwards
Coach Bernie Baldwin