1912

Hickleton Main 2

Frickley Colliery 0

Buried towards the foot of page 12 of the edition for Saturday 6th April 1912. Here it is in full:

                                  Montagu Charity Cup
                                      Final Tie
                                   Hickleton V Frickley

There was another large crowd on the Wath ground on Thursday to witness the final in the competition. After a tough game the interval arrived without any score but, on resuming, Hickleton got through twice and thus became the winners of the trophy.
                                   Result: Hickleton 2 Frickley 0

There is no mention of the scorers. The game was played on Thursday 28th March as in the Times 6th April edition it also reports on the previous Saturday's fixture (30th March) between Hickleton Main and Conisbrough St Peter's. It was a 3-3 draw and the Times states that Hickleton did not play their usual game maybe due to having contested the Montagu Cup final. Easter Monday that year was 8th April and the final was played at Wath as the organisers were unable to use the Hampden Road ground.

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Semi-final report from Kilnhurst Heritage....

Although Hickleton won the cup in 1912 it had taken them three games to beat Kilnhurst in the semi final.

 

The first semi-final game played between the two teams was played at Bolton on Dearne, the first replay was at Wath “before a good gate raising nineteen pounds".

 

Kilnhurst’s Hayward suffered a broken ankle and both teams had a player sent off, but even with nine men Kilnhurst managed a two-two draw.

 

The second replay at Wath , Hickleton were at full strength but Kilnhurst were missing several regular players. Hammond (goal keeper) poisoned finger, Hayward (left half) broken ankle from the previous game, Jack Atkin and Ernest Cobb were also absent through injuries.

 

Hickleton were two up after twelve minutes, midway through the half Moralee put the ball out to the right wing and the incoming cross was converted by Lovatt the Kilnhurst centre forward, to make the score at half time two one to Hickleton.

 

The Kilnhurst defence were under a lot of pressure early in the second half Len Harvey and Matt Moralee played heroically, they failed to stop Hickleton scoring a third goal and the final score was three one to Hickleton.

 

Hickleton went on to play Frickley Colliery in the final.  In total over the three matches between Kilnhurst and Hickleton seventy pounds was raised for the hospital charity.