Mexborough Town 4 Rotherham Town Reserve 1
Pictured in 1907. Mexborough Town's (L to R): Billy Biggs, Charlie Tayles, R. McNeil, Rodgers
Billy Westwood played for Mexborough Town in this final.
He went on to play for Bristol Rovers. In WW1 he died near Arras in 1917. See Bill Lawrence's "From Pit Town to Battlefields, Volume 2, Pgs 140-142".
Billy's grandson is the darts champion, Dennis Priestley.
Billy is fondly remembered at Bristol Rovers https://www.bristolrovers.co.uk/news/2018/may/23.05.18-westwood-round-up/
Abridged version of a long poem about the Montagu Cup final 1904. Full poem at the bottom of the page.
Quite a scrap as a result of an incident in the Montagu Cup final, when the teams met again shortly afterwards (articles from 12th & 15th April 1904)....
Sheffield Daily Telegraph Fri 15th April 1904
Lengthy match report with strange prefixes added to player names - such as Mc or O' as though they are Scottish or Irish
Not in the final...but probably entered the Montagu Cup....