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Manvers Main 2 Grimethorpe Rovers 1

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This was a repeat of the 1940 final when Manvers Main beat Grimethorpe 8-0. There was no score at half-time

but Betts headed Manvers in front early in the second half although Rayner’s header soon had Grimethorpe level.

With 70 minutes played Betts headed the third goal of the match and Manvers held out to win 2-1.

The Montagu Cup was presented by Mark Crooks, scout for Wolverhampton Wanderers, who was well known in South Yorkshire for his association with Wath Wanderers the Wolves nursery team.

The Mexborough & Swinton Times report of the match did not give the attendance but stated that the sum taken in gate receipts was £38/7/- (£38.35). The Manvers Main players had little time to celebrate their win as on Easter Monday afternoon they faced Denaby United in a Sheffield Association League fixture. Not surprisingly the second game in a day took its toll and Denaby registered an emphatic 9-1 win

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This was Cyril Warren's 3rd Montagu Cup win in 3 years. He played for Yorkshire Tar Distillers in 1939 and then Manvers for 2 years.

His son, Sam Warren, played in the 1971 final.

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