Bowbroom WMC 2
Denaby United Reserves 0
Goals: Mitchell, Hoyland
Penalty saved by Bowbroom's Collinridge
Semi Finals: 15/2: Denaby United beat Queens F Att: 101 15/3: Bowbroom beat Dearne MW Att: 500
BACK ROW (L to R): PLAYERS: ???, Charlie Ardron (?), Collinridge(?), Joe Hallam, Ralph Farr, Tibby Linacre.
FRONT ROW (L to R): Hoyland (?), Leighton Hankin, Rex Trickett, Jeff Priestly
NON-PLAYERS (L to R): ???, Harry Grayson, John Simpson, Stan Hoyland, ???, Jack Drower
Players include: Mitchell, Hoyland, Rankin, Collinridge, Hankin
Photo: Thanks Nick Bainbridge
South Yorkshire Times, April 12, 1958
Shock Bowbroom Montagu Cup Final Win
THE Montagu Cup—Mexborough area’s premier junior trophy—went to Bowbroom on Easter Monday when, after a hard and goal-less one and a half hours they defeated hot favourites, Denaby United Reserves by two snap goals scored in extra time.
That Bowbroom were by far the better side is a point which no-one could dispute. In fact, had It not been for an exceptionally good Denaby defence they would have been several goals in front after the first half.
The Bowbroom attack, which hurled itself time and time again against the solid Denaby half-back “wall” was well led by centre-forward Hoyland, who, with his colleague, inside-right Rankin, hardly seemed to be out of the Denaby goal area.
It was not surprising, therefore, that HOYLAND eventually scored the second of Bowbroom’s goals after 18 minutes of extra time (the first had scored by left-wing MITCHELL three minutes earlier) to bring victory for Bowbroom over Denaby’s powerful Sheffield Association side, which, by virtue of an extremely successful season, both in the Montagu Cup competition and in the league was rated as a ”dead cert.” by many of the large crowd which flooded into Hampden Road ground on that cold and dull Bank Holiday.
Perhaps the greatest shock of the match was Denaby’s failure to open the scoring when faced with a wonderful opportunity early in the first half.
As a result of an incident in the penalty area, the referee awarded Denaby a penalty slot. Inside right Foster lined up the ball and shot for the left hand corner of the goal, but ‘keeper Collinridge easily blocked the kick.
The player’s turned to re-commence the game but the referee signalled Foster to take the shot again.
Immediately these was a storm of protest from the Bowbroorn team and their supporters who considered that the penalty had been taken fairly.
Foster lined up the ball once more, kicked half-heartedly, and among roars of laughter, the spectators watched it roll gently past the upright – about two feet wide.
The second half passed without incident. Bowbroom still had the upper hand, but could not break through the Denaby backs.
Inside right Hankin had one of the games’ finest opportunities to score after 41 minutes when with only Denaby ‘keeper to beat, he shot over the crossbar.
Extra time brought some of the best football of the game. Both teams attacked hard and defended solidly until the 15th minute when Mitchell collected the ball from the centre and scored from about ? yards.
Three minutes later, Hoyland who was among a crowd of player in the Denaby goal area, headed the ball into the corner of the net.
The cup was presented to the captain by Chief Inspector J. W.Nichols (Mexborough),