The programme also notes 'it was very strange to see our lads in the unfamiliar red cup tie strip, and it is surprising how different a team is in appearance when you see them in this change of colours' which relates to the previous week's Middesex Cup tie against Hendon at Southbury Road which had been lost 2-3.
The London Senior Cup was in those days was held in high esteem with all the Capital's non-league giants competing to win the trophy.
The E's who were holders in 1967 having beaten Walthamstow Avenue in the final in the previous season went on to reach the final once more by beating Sutton United (H 3-1), Hayes (H 2-0) and Avenue in the semi-final (A 1-3). In the Semi-Final Avenue did take a 1-0 lead but goals from Quail and Connell (2) put the E's through. Dagenham won the final 1-0 and lifted the trophy.
FIRST ROUND Mauritius Spts Ass 0-2 Erith Town Att - 22 Cockfosters 4-1 Lewisham Borough (Community) Att - 49 Clapton 0-2 Fisher Att - ?? Kingsbury London Tgs 2-1 South Kilburn Att - 14 SECOND ROUND Redbridge v Leyton Dulwich Hamlet v Erith Town Corinthian Casuals v Beckenham Town Croydon v Erith & Belvedere Thamesmead Town v Hanwell Town Haringey Borough v Cockfosters Barking v Fisher Wingate & Finchley v Kingsbury London Tgs Croydon Athletic, Tooting & Mitcham, Welling United, Hendon, Metropolitan Police, Cray Wanderers, Harrow Borough and AFC Wimbledon are all exempt until round three.There could be an interesting game in round three as if Combined Counties league Croydon beat Erith and Belvedere in Round Two they will travel to face a local derby against Ryman Premier Croydon Athletic in Round Three.
This historic and famous competition first won by Upton Park in 1883 is still going strong this season.