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Dog Daisy United 3
Dearne & District 0

Scorers: Curtis Wilkinson 2, Josh Moore
Attendance : 1,800

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Dog Daisy United
Credit @JulianBarker111

Les Payne's report : IT was a 3-0 scoreline that definitely did mean something to Dog Daisy Utd this time - enabling them to fulfill a dream and kick out of bed their nightmare!
A year ago, Dog Daisy were three up inside the first 11 minutes before becoming the only team ever to shed a three-goal lead and lose a final in the long history of the Mexborough Montagu Cup.
This time, there was a determination about them not to let anything slip through their fingers and it didn’t as they beat first-time finalists Dearne & District 3-0 in front of a large crowd at Hampden Road on Easter Monday.
A three-goal margin suggests it was straightforward but it wasn’t because Dog Daisy had to work hard and show great defensive qualities to quell the Central Midlands League outfit.
They did it so well that it wasn’t until that lead had been established midway through the second half that Dearne were really able to make a couple of clear opportunities. When they couldn’t capitalise, they, their opponents and everyone else, knew the game was up!
Dog Daisy went in front on 15 minutes and the ease of it was in contrast to the tight, in-your-face competitiveness from both sides in that opening spell.
Following a throw-in, Bayley Lowe eased forward, spotted the run from midfield of Curtis Wilkinson, slid the ball into his path and he guided it coolly past the advancing keeper. Devastatingly simple.



Dearne, down the slope, enjoyed more of the first half possession but Dog Daisy were strong at the back with Owen Fieldsend setting an example at the heart of the defence and they really restricted the clear openings, the best effort being Carlton Carey’s angled effort beaten away by Declan Ogley.
Goal apart, neither side had been able to really find a way through before Dog Daisy grasped the Mont in both hands early in the second half.
On 55 minutes, Alex Wilkinson’s cultured left foot curled in a dangerous corner towards the back post where brother Curtis Wilkinson rose to get his second goal with a fine, decisive header.


Seven minutes later, a classic breakaway provided the Mexborough side’s third goal.
Tommy Needham - like scorer Wilkinson, a big influence in midfield - made a great ball-winning challenge deep in his own half. He slid a perfect pass down the right flank for Lowe who timed his run perfectly. The cross was perfection too to give Josh Moore an easy sidefoot finish ten yards out.


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Dearne needed a quick response to give them even a sniff and only smart work by keeper Ogley at the feet of Jimmy Ghaichem prevented one.
With 20 minutes left, a Ghaichem shot on the turn had Ogley saving smartly and any lingering Dearne hopes of a late surge were over when Conner Williamson couldn’t connect following a corner.
All the time they were keeping a grip, Dog Daisy had possibilities on the break and almost had a fourth near the end when sub Josh Critchley, with his first touch, had Sam Andrews tipping over to prevent a fourth.
So, a new name on the illustrious trophy. A year on but better late than never for Dog Daisy who are hunting several trophies this season.
The match was very well handled by referee Malc Levitt.
DOG DAISY UTD: Ogley, Yates, A Wilkinson, Fieldsend, Gosling-Skelton, Kelly, C Wilkinson, Needham, Moore, Phillis, Lowe. Subs: Deakin, Jeeves, Barlow, Ford, Critchley.
DEARNE&DISTRICT: Andrews, Marsden, Paling, Williamson, Austin, Lambert, Clark, Ghaichem, Guest, Green, Carty. Subs: Berry, Williams, Allott, Boocock, Nightingale.
Referee: Malcolm Levitt (Wombwell).

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The Peter Taylor Man of the Match Trophy: Owen Fieldsend
Peter Taylor was one of the guys that kept the competition going back in the day. It was 20 years ago that Peter passed.

Today, Peter's grand-daughter, Aimee Helliwell, presented the trophy to Dog Daisy's Owen Fieldsend.

Peter's father, George Albert won the Mont in 1914 and 1918 and was also a committee member into his 70's. Peter's daughter, Janet, also had a stint on the committee.

Drone footage

Thanks to Grassroot.T.V.

1st goal at 2:10 ; 2nd goal at 5:12; 3rd goal at 6:22

He knows the teamsheets are the wrong way around.

Phone footage

The 3 goals from ground level:

Goal 1:

Goal 2:

Goal 3:

Photo Albums

Mike Bayly :

Celebrations : by Julian Barker

Semi- Finals
Brinsworth DC 1 Dog Daisy United 5
⚽⚽Bayley Lowe ⚽⚽ Josh Moore  ⚽ Owen Fieldsend   BDC;  ⚽ Josh Nodder
at Tickhill Square, Denaby Main, DN12 4AW
Scawthorpe Athletic 0 Dearne & District 1
⚽Joe Austin

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Dog Daisy's Owen Fieldsend heads their first goal in the semi-final victory against Brinsworth DC

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Scawthorpe v Dearne & District: Photo credit: Grasshopper Nico on Twitter

Quarter Finals

Scawthorpe Athletic 1 - 0  Swinton WMC
⚽Sam Corner

Dog Daisy 7 - 0 Houghton Main
⚽⚽Jake Phillis ⚽⚽Josh Moore ⚽Josh Critchley ⚽Curtis Wilkinson ⚽ Luke Gostling-Skelton

Wombwell Main 1- 3 Brinsworth DC
WM: ⚽Ryan Wingrove  BDC ⚽Harry Day ⚽ Josh Nodder ⚽ Jed McGowen

Dearne & District 2-0 AFP
⚽Tom Lambert  ⚽James Ghaichem


Quarter Final:  Dog Daisy United v Houghton Main.
Photo: Grasshopper Nico on Twitter.

First Round

Dearne & District 3-0 Groves Social

⚽⚽Joe Austin ⚽Gage Parton

Mexborough Athletic 1-2 Houghton Main

HM⚽Lee Winslow ⚽Mick Jones MA: ⚽Dale Hulse

Swinton Robin Hood 1-3 Wombwell Main

WM:⚽Atley Jackson ⚽Ryan Wingrove ⚽Jake Simon

SRH: ⚽Owen Birks

Lord Reresby 1-2 Brinsworth DC

LR ⚽Ryan Morton BD ⚽Josh Nodder ⚽Taylor Nicholson

Joker Wickersley Youth 1-1 Swinton WMC
JW - ⚽Jordan Thomas SWMC- ⚽Jack Harrison

Swinton WMC win on pens

Dog Daisy United 2 -2 Denaby Main

DD- Regan Kelly, Jake Phillis

DM- Daniel Hartley Chris Baxby

Dog Daisy win on pens

Westville 1-5 AFP

W - ⚽own goal

AFP - ⚽⚽⚽Jack Binney ⚽Aaron Wiles. ⚽Liam Flint
Mind over Matter v Scawthorpe Athletic (Scawthorpe progress)
Swinton WMC v Cantley Hawthorne (Swinton WMC progress)

Preliminary Round
Brinsworth DC 2 Swinton Athletic 1

BDC: ⚽Steven Hopewell ⚽Lee Hill SA: ⚽Enzo Guarini

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Preliminary Round : Brinsworth DC 2-1 Swinton Athletic… 55’ Enzo Guarini (Swinton) 0-1; 83’ Steve Hopewell (Brinsworth) 1-1; 89’ Lee Hill (Brinsworth) 2-1 …"absolute worldie! fantastic shot from edge of centre circle which sailed over the GK and dipped just under the bar!" Grasshopper Nico on Twitter.

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