Mexborough Town 2
Edlington WMC 1
22/3: Edlington drew with Mexborough Main St. Ref: J. Shelton
29/3: Mexborough Town beat Conisbrough Ivanhoe Ref: G. Wordsworth
Edington beat Mexborough Main St. in the replay.
MT: Pete Pettit, Ian Smith
EWMC: Cyril Parker
Ian Smith closes in on the Edlington keeper
Also...Ian Smith is the other player and just next to him is Jim Levitt. Billy Summers in the background to the right of Brian.
Three years later, in 1980, Ian Smith scored at Wembley in the FA Trophy final. His team, Mossley, lost 2-1 to Dagenham.
A young Brian Tonks (taken in 1967)
Front: Mally Whitehouse, then Alan Cooper & Brian Tonks.
Both Alan & Brian played in the 1977 final.
Before a crowd of 2500 the final between Town, looking to win their first Montagu Cup and Edlington playing in their first final, kicked-off at 11.15am. This was the 74th final, refereed by Brian Fletcher (Swinton), and Edlington took the lead on 17 minutes through Cyril Parker who was unmarked as the ball was played into the penalty area allowing him time to beat Cooper in the Town goal. Mexborough levelled on 24 minutes when Edlington goalkeeper Hayes came out but couldn't reach a Steve Kulic free kick leaving Peter Pettit to head in despite the challenge of defender Malhoney.
The winning goal came in the 63rd minute when a Kulic pass was turned in by Smith. Town player/manager Tony Lowe came on as a sustitute for the final 7 minutes before captain Brian Tonks was presented with the trophy by Mr Tom Dennett the chairman of the Mexborough & Wath Hospitals Comforts Fund. The attendance raised £400 for the competition.
Mexborough Town: Alan Cooper, Dino Zaccaria, Jimmy Levitt, Brian Tonks, Steve Murfin, Dave Nichol, Steve Kulic, Dave Cousins, Pete Pettit, Les Oxer, Ian Smith Subs: Tony Lowe, Jack Hobson
Edlington WMC: Hayes, Derek Wynne, Johnny Downing, Adam Mitchell, Malhoney, John Ellor, Parker, Windle, Jeff Vipond, Pete Groves, McConnell. Subs Keith Hayes, Colin Guy
Manager: Charlie Mullen