Kilnhurst WMC 4
Sandhill Juniors 1
Replay 3-3 in first match
Back Row: L to R: Bob Coles (trainer), Thomas Dungworth, Leslie Meadows, Jim Muscroft, Frank Roper (trainer)
Middle Row (L to R): Hubert Reginald Millington, John Gladwin, Tim Millington
Front Row: Corneleus Staniforth, Tommy Frith, W. Chappel, W. Goodby, C. Saxon
LOCATION: Dr. Aitken's garden at the top of Victoria Street.
Photograph thanks to Stuart Dennis. His grandad, Hubert Reginald Millington, is pictured on the 2nd row from the front, 3rd from the left. Hubert lived at 3 Meadow View Road (next door to Mr. Turner, who sent the photograph to the South Yorkshire Times).
1- Bob Coles (trainer), 2-Thomas Dungworth,
3- Leslie Meadows, 4- Jim Muscroft,
5- Frank Roper (trainer), 6- Hubert Millington,
7- John Gladwin, 8- Tim? Millington,
9- Corneleus Staniforth, 10-Tommy Frith,
11- W. Chappel, 12-W. Goodby,
13- C. Saxon
14- G. Frith, 15- W. Gregory, 16- H. Holliday,
17- Barlow, 18 - G. Gladwin, 19 - F. Millington,
20 - Laurie Burkinshaw, 21- O. Jagger, 22- Charlie Holland, 23- W. Haigh, 24- T. Scholey, 25 - Dr. Aitken,
26 - T. Beighton, 27- Tiff Pearce, 28 - F. Broadhead
FROM KILNHURST HERITAGE...
Just three seasons after the stoppage for WW1 Kilnhurst again featured in the Montagu Cup.
In the Semi finals, Kilnhurst W.M.C. (now styled as Kilnhurst Working Mens Club) beat Rawmarsh Athletic 5-2 and Sandhill Juniors beat Swinton D.S. & S (discharged soldiers and sailors) 1 -0 to take the other final place.
This final appears to be unique, as it shows the victorious Kilnhurst team with the Montagu Cup no previous or subsequent photos would appear to exist.
There are two photographs, the first shows the team and the second shows the team surrounded by supporters, both taken in Dr Aikens garden at the top of Victoria Street.
Dr Aiken was a long serving and much liked Kilnhurst Doctor (and football supporter) from the 1920’s to the 1950’s.
This was the twenty third playing of the Montagu Cup and people and seemed to haver lost none of their enthusiasm for this prestigious trophy.
The final took place on Easter Tuesday at Mexborough town’s Hamden Road Ground.