Purbeck Road

The original home ground of the Lilywhites was in Purbeck Road and it is likely that it was where the Hills Road Tennis Centre now situated. At the meeting which founded the Lilywhites, A.J. Winfield who became the Club's Hon. Secretary said that they had obtained an admirable ground in Purbeck Road, at the foot of Hills Road bridge. The land was absolutely private and required no fencing and with the exception of a slight dip in one wing to be filled in, very little would be needed to be put it into condition for play. The Club never owned the ground but in November 1920 did have the option to buy the site but this had to be accepted at once but they were not in a position to do so, as a result the option expired and instead they purchased the Milton Road site.

First Match

10.10.1908                          Cambridge Town 2 - 2 Newmarket Town                             Friendly Match                                   Goalscorers for the Lilywhites were R Goodman and R Doig. There was a crowd of 160.

First Competitive Match

24.10.1908                          Cambridge Town0 - 1 Bury United                                       A.F.A. Senior Cup                                The crowd was about 300.

Biggest Win

6.2.1909                               Cambridge Town 11 - 2 Christ's & Emmanuel                   Friendly                                        Goalscorers for the Lilywhites were Doig (4), Everitt (3), Halls (2), Goodman and Neve.

Biggest Defeat

13.3.1909                             Cambridge Town 0 - 8 Civil Service                                    Friendly Match

Last Match                    

27.4.1911                             Cambridge Town 5 - 0 Bury United                                     Bury and District League                    Goals scored for the Lilywhites by Colville, Flack, Ellis and Sizer (2). 

Purbeck Road (2014)