Kimberworth Old Boys 2 Denaby United 1

The 1919 final at Hampden Road between Kimberworth Old Boys, that season’s winners of the Sheffield Junior Cup, and Denaby United kicked off at 2.30pm on Monday 21st April.

Denaby took the lead after 40 minutes, when Garthwaite scored from close range, but the Rotherham side equalised in the 60th minute through Wightman who received a pass from former Huddersfield Town player Broadhead and fired past United goalkeeper Shepherd.

The winning goal arrived 10 minutes later when Wightman dribbled past the United defenders and passed to Dobson whose dipping effort from near the corner flag beat Shepherd to give Kimberworth a 2-1 win.


The Montagu Cup was presented to the Kimberworth captain, J. Harrison, by Mr W.A. Lewis. From the winners’ team both Harrison and goalkeeper Jack Smelt had played for Rotherham County, Alf Smelt had also played for Rotherham County as well as Chesterfield and Dobson had played for Barnsley.

The Mexborough & Swinton Times commented that it was only the second time, since Ecclesfield won the inaugural final in 1897, that the Montagu Cup had been won by a team from outside the Mexborough district.

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