International Challenge Du Nord
On May 12th, 1912 the Lilywhites beat Union Sportive Tourquennois at Turcoing in France to win the International Challenge Du Nord Cup and so became 'champions of Europe'. The previous year they had been runners up and all in all played in the competitions on three occasions.
The International Challenge Du Nord Cup was first played in 1897 and was competed for between amateur teams from Belgium, England, France, Holland and Switzerland. Played as a knockout, the early rounds were played on a national basis, with the country winners then representing their country in France.
7.1.1911 Cambridge Town 5 - 2 Aquaries First Round Goalscorers for the Lilywhites were Colville, Ellis, Sizer and Coe (2)
4.3.1911 Beckenham Town 2 - 3 Cambridge Town Second Round Two of the Lilywhites were scored by Sizer and the other by Doig.
11.3.1911 Cambridge Town 5 - 2 Reigate Priory English Semi-Final Goals scored by Sizer, Coe, Halls (2) and Fleming
8.4.1911 Cambridge Town 8 - 2 Carshalton English Final Played at Reigate Priory, the Lilywhites won thanks to goals by Flack, Ellis, Sizer, Coe (2) and Halls (3)
30.4.1911 Union Sportive Tourquennois 2 - 1 Cambridge Town Final Doig scored for the Lilywhites.
17.2.1912 3rd Kent Artillery 2 - 3 Cambridge Town Second Round Goals scored for the Lilywhites by Jenkins, Coe and Sizer.
30.3.1912 Cambridge Town 1 - 0 Woolwich Polytechnic English Semi Final Goal for the Lilywhites scored by Brookes
13.4.1912 Carshalton 1 - 2 Cambridge Town English Final Sizer and Wigg scored for the Lilywhites.
21.4.1912 Racing Club De France 2 - 5 Cambridge Town Semi Final Played at Tourcoing, France the goalscorers for the Lilywhites were Sizer (3), Coe and Wigg.
12.5.1912 Union Sportive Tourquennois 1 - 4 Cambridge Town Final Goals for the Lilywhites, in front of a crowd of nearly 9,000, were Brookes (2), Coe and Sizer.
18.5.1913 Club Francais 4 - 3 Cambridge Town after extra time Semi Final Scorers for the Lilywhites were Whybro (20 and Coe.