Mexborough Tech Old Boys 3
9/3: Schofield Technical College drew with Denaby United Attendance: 378
6/4: REPLAY: Schofield Technical College drew with Denaby United Attendance: 571
23/3: Hickleton beat Bowbroom Attendance: 685
Montagu Cup final team Back Row (L to R): B1, Don Lancashire (capt), Bob Wakefield, Albert Hibbert, Brian Hill, Paul FisherFront Row (L to R): Derek Ward, Jack Thompson, Kenny King, Ken Lee, Brian Dutton. The top left player was a stand-in for the photograph - taking Trevor King's place. Manager : Clarrie Mason
B1 was a stand-in schoolboy for player Trevor King
Mexborough Tech Old Boys 1956-1957 Winners of Montagu Cup and Yorkshire Old Boys Shield
Back row left to right :Tommy Cooke (trainer), B2, Don Lancashire, Bob Wakefield, Albert Hibbert, Brian Hill, Paul Fisher.
Front row left to right :Derek Ward, Jackie Thompson, Ken King, Clarrie Mason (manager), Ken Lee, Brian Dutton.
B2 was a stand-in schoolboy for Trevor King.
Ken Lee and Brian Dutton.
In the 1957 final Ken Lee scored from penalty and Brian Dutton scored winning goal during extra time'.
Montagu Cup final team
Back Row (L to R): Mr. Dutton, Mr. Joe Lee; Mr. Tommy Cook; B4, Don Lancashire (capt), Bob Wakefield, Albert Hibbert, Brian Hill, Paul Fisher, Mr. King, J. Ross.
Front Row (L to R): Derek Ward, Jack Thompson, Kenny King, Clarrie Mason (manager), Ken Lee, Brian Dutton.
B4 was a stand-in schoolboy for player Trevor King
More photos of Mexborough Tech Old Boys (1955-61) at https://www.montagucup.com/mexborough-tech-old-boys
The reports below were written by BRIAN HILL. He documented every match that he played for the Old Boys of Mexborough Technical College between 1955 and 1961. This included a Montagu Cup win in 1957 and finalists in 1956.
Brian Hill - April 1957
Brian Hill's hand written match reports
We also won the Yorkshire Old Boys Shield defeating Beverly Old Grammarians (Hull) 2-1 in the final played on Doncaster Rovers Belle Vue ground under floodlights.
We also reached the semi-final of the Rotherham Charity Cup, losing 0-3 to Parkgate Welfare in a replay after a 3-3 draw.
In the Mexborough Association League we finished runners up to Hickleton Main.
We started the season with a run of 15 games undefeated. The first match lost at home was on 15th December to Bowbroom in the league. We never lost an away game until 16th March to Hickleton Main in the league.
Leading goalscorer was Ken King centre-forward with 35 goals in 34 games. Ken Lee inside left scored 33 goals in 31 games. Our two wingers Brian Dutton and Derek Ward scored 27 and 26 goals respectively.
There were 13 hat-tricks: Ken King 4, Ken Lee 4, Brian Dutton 2, Derek Ward 2 and Trevor King 1.
Both Lee and Dutton had runs of scoring in 7 successive games. Dutton also had another later run of scoring in 6 successive games. Ward and Ken King also had runs of scoring in 5 and 4 games respectively.
We played a total of 36 league and cup games, winning 27 and losing 6. Goals for 151 and 51 against.
Trophies displayed at Mexborough Schofield Technical School
(L to R): Ken Lee, Brian Hill, schoolboy, Don Lancashire, schoolboy, Ken King, Trevor King, schoolboy, Brian Dutton, Gerald Holland (committee member), schoolboy.
The Montagu Cup and Yorkshire Old Boys Shield won by Mexborough Tech Old Boys in 1957.
These were displayed at Mexborough Schofield Technical School together with 2 trophies won by the schoolboys. The Shield on the right of the Montagu Cup is a Dearne Valley Football Association Shield.
Mexborough Tech Old Boys 1956-1957 Winners of Montagu Cup
Back row (L to R): Mr. Alfred Dutton (Committee), Mr. Joe Lee (Committee), Tom Cook (trainer), stand in for Trevor King, Don Lancashire (captain), Bob Wakefield, Albert Hibbert, Brian Hill, Paul Fisher, Mr. King (Committee - Trevor King's Father), Mr. Ross (Treasurer).
Front row (L to R): Derek Ward, Jackie Thompson, Ken King, Clarrie Mason (Manager and Coach), Ken Lee, Brian Dutton.