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Park View 1
Brinsworth DC 1

* AET -  Park View win 5-4 on penalties
PV :
Callum Walton (26')
BDC: Taylor Nicholson (43')
Attendance : 1,660


Les Payne writes..
IT was always going to be a historic Montagu Cup Final but the 1,660 spectators got a double dose of history for their Easter Monday morning entertainment. With first-time finalists in Park View and Brinsworth DC, it meant there would be a new name on the famous old trophy to which was added another first… the first penalty shoot-out in the competition’s 127 years.

Park View were the ones with that piece of history on their record, winning the shoot out 5-4 after a tight final had ended 1-1 after extra-time.

Perhaps another piece of history as well - no player will have produced a match winning moment in a ‘Mont’ final with a higher shirt number than the No 69 of sub Morgan James who struck the decisive fifth penalty for the men from Swinton. Keeper Ben Priestley had produced the vital save, denying Joe McGuinness from Brinsworth’s fourth penalty.

It was Park View who took the lead, against the run of play, after 25 minutes, Callum Walton drilling home a fierce free-kick from just outside the area after a tremendous run past four players by defender Cameron Hough saw him impeded.

Brinsworth’s response saw Priestley prevent an own goal off Ellis Hancock and then deny Taylor Nicholson but Nicholson’s sweet left foot strike from 22 yards powered through Priestley’s grasp to level it up for Brinsworth four minutes before half-time.

Park View’s attacking threat increased considerably with the introduction midway through the second half of big striker Sam Foulds and wide man Brady Roberts and they combined for Foulds to head a chance wide.


Luke Walker was denied by the legs of Ross Pritchard and then came a decisive moment five minutes from the time at the other end. Harry Day saw his chance from 12 yards only for Priestley to make the sharpest of instinctive saves to touch the ball onto the far post.


Priestley was again to Park View’s rescue at the start of extra-time, tipping over a header from his own defender Jack Greaves but in the second half of the extra period it was Park View who went closest to winning.


Foulds was denied by Pritchard from close range before Walton drilled wide and only great defending denied Callum Cheetham in a goalmouth scramble.


So to penalties and Park View’s place in history. Their successful takers were Jack Harrison, Callum Walton, Callum Cheetham, Sam Foulds and Morgan James with the Brinsworth scorers being Dean Conway, Harry Day, Taylor Nicholson and Lee Hill.

PARK VIEW: Priestley; Hancock (Greaves 80), Blackwood; Thompson, Hough, Darker (Roberts 67); Cheetham (Foulds 67), Harrison, Walker (Cheetham 100), Hemmingway (James ht), Walton. Unused: Darby. BRINSWORTH DC: Pritchard; Henry (McGuinness 80), Elwell; Green (Goodwin 15), Crookes, Kitchen; Day, Morris, Hopewell (Hill 118), Hill (Conway 71), Nicholson. Unused: Dunston Referee: Steve Taylor.


Park View players congratulate Morgan James on his decisive penalty. CREDIT: Park View


The Peter Taylor "Man of the Match" was presented to Park View FC - The Club Cameron Hough by Peter's daughter, Janet Stott. CREDIT: Julian Barker


Penalty heroes: Morgan Jame (left) scored the decisive penalty and Ben Priestley saved one of BDC's penalties.  CREDIT: Julian Barker


Park View captain, Jack Harrison receives the trophy from Stelrad's Dean Holdsworth.  Stelrad are long-standing sponsors of the Montagu Cup. CREDIT: Julian Barker


Brinsworth captain, Joe Morris,  receives the trophy from Stelrad's Dean Holdsworth.  Stelrad are long-standing sponsors of the Montagu Cup. CREDIT: Julian Barker


Park View's Morgan James scores the decisive penalty.  CREDIT: Nick Bainbridge @gr455hopper

Media from the final:
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Semi-final 2Tuesday 5th September
Park View 2  Joker Wickersley Youth CC 0
Luke Walker, Callum Walton

A goal after just 12 seconds paved the way Swinton's Park View to advance to the final of the Montagu Cup against Joker Wickersley Youth at Denaby.  
Many of the 230 strong crowd had yet to arrive when Luke Walker drilled in a low shot.  Within a minute the lead was almost doubled when Calum Walton fired over from 15 yards. Walton made no mistake on 23 minutes after Walker had teed it up for him.

The rest of the match was a scrappy affair with Joker's Matt Langley rallying his team without threatening Ben Priestley's goal.

Jack Harrison controlled the midfield for Park View with Brett Lovell acting as a target man. The Swinton-based team revived as Swinton Workings Mens Club in 2021 and both of their previous Mont campaigns ended at the hands of Scawthorpe Athletic. In the 2024 final they will face Brinsworth DC.

The Montagu Cup final will be played, as always, on Easter Monday (April 1st)at 11am at the Fireparts Ground, Hampden Road, Mexborough. The venue where the Montagu Cup final has been played since 1897.

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Park View's Callum Walton fires in Park View's 2nd goal. - CREDIT Julian Barker


Luke Walker

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Callum Walton

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2nd goal celebrations

Semi-final 1- Tuesday 29th August
Brinsworth DC 1-0  AFP Pewter Pot

Jack Kitchen

There was very little to separate these two Rotherham Sunday League sides in the Montagu Cup semi-final watched by around 200 at Denaby. The only goal came early in the second half, which was enough to send Brinsworth DC to the Montagu Cup final for the first time.

Early on, Brinsworth's Lee Hill appealed for a penalty when his goal-bound shot was blocked.  As the half progressed AFP Pewter Pot had the edge, with Mitch Dunne creating most of their chances.

On 52 minutes the deadlock was broken when a lofted free-kick from Jack Kitchen evaded everyone and bounced in, with visibility reduced due to the low sun.

"I meant it!", claimed Jack.

Four-time Mont-winners, AFP dominated the rest of the match but most of their crosses were dealt with by the excellent defensive pair - Sam Green and Mat Crookes.  Although AFPs Sheldon Jordan did see a glancing header hit the bar on 72 minutes.

AFP's shots were blocked, deflected, or dealt with by the impressive stopper Ross Pritchard.

Brinsworth DC await the winner of the other semi-final between Swinton's Park View and Joker Wickersley Youth CC, which will also be played at the Bespoke Resin Stadium, Tickhill Square, Denaby at 6.00pm on Tuesday 5th September.

The Montagu Cup final will be played, as always, on Easter Monday (April 1st)at 11am at the Fireparts Ground, Hampden Road, Mexborough. The venue where the Montagu Cup final has been played since 1897.

AFP Sheldon Jordan finds there is no way through the Brinsworth DC defence. - CREDIT Julia

AFP Sheldon Jordan finds there is no way through the Brinsworth DC defence. - CREDIT Julian Barker

Quarter-Finals -

Sunday 20th August

AFP Pewter Pot 8-0 AFC Lord Nelson

Mitch Dunne 3, Jamie Austin, Brandon Bagley, Jack Binney, Jahmal Riley, Iren Wilson

Park View 3-1 Swinton Robin Hood

PV: Brady Roberts, Luke Walker, Callum Walton

SRH: Joel Sorby

Gorilla 0-2 Brinsworth DC

BDC: Harry Day, OG

Queens United 3-3 Joker Wickersley Youth CC

QU : Ryan Dean, Sam Green, Fraser Hartley

JW: Jack Smith 2, OG

***Joker Wickersley Youth CC won 4-3 on penalties***


Round of 16 -
Sunday  13th

Queens United 7 Mexborough Athletic 0
QU : Simon Chadburn 2, Ryan Dean, Fraser Hartley, Liam Lambert. Khalid Suleiman, Richard Williams

Sesku Miners 0 Joker Wickersley Youth CC 5
JW: Michael Cuckson 2, Ross Johnson  2,  Jordan Thomas

Houghton Main 1 Swinton Robin Hood 2
HM: Jack Quigley  SRH: Joel Sorby, Josh Stead

Wombwell Main 2 Park View 2

WM - Cian Guest, Atley Jackson  
PV:  Luke Walker, Alfred Thompson

***Park View  won 7-6 on penalties***

Sunday  6th August

Dearne & District 1-4 AFC Lord Nelson

D&D- James Law

LN- Demitrious Timms 2, Ben Harriott, Sam Morley

Scawthorpe Athletic 1-3 AFP Pewter PotV

SA- Adam Watson

AFP- Brandon Bagley 2, Juninho Blake

Gorilla 5-1 Denaby Main JFC (Saturday)
GFC- Bayley Lowe 3, Thomas Howley, Daniel Barlow
DM- Gianni Makin

South Elmsall United Services A-W Brinsworth DC

***South Elmsall United Services unable to fulfil the fixture

Preliminary Round - Sunday 30th July
AFP Pewter Pot 1-0 Swinton Athletic

Jahmal Riley
Swinton Robin Hood 9-2 Union Jack

SRH - Joel Sorby 3; Jordan Pilling  2; Josh Stead 2; Adam Booth; Jordan Smith

UJ- Blake Davenport; Billie-Joe Parker-Lax

Brinsworth DC 3-0 Thorpe Hesley Village

Steven Hopewell 2; Lee Hill
Queens United - Royal Earl
***Queens United advance due to Royal Earl fielding 2 unregistered players

Aston Lodge 0-1 Joker Wickersley Youth CC
Ross Johnson

Sesku Miners 3-2 Groves Social

SM: Bailey Pickin 2, Ricky Gaskell
GS: Mark Pratt; Nathan Smith
Denaby Main JFC (Sun) 2-2 Houghton Main

DM- Aidan Oakley, Kian Oakley

HM - Paul Jacobs, Joe Wilson

***Houghton Main won 4-1 on penalties***

AFC Trades Rawmarsh 0-3 Scawthorpe Athletic

Adam Watson 2; Will McGhie
Denaby Main JFC (Sat) 5-1 Mind over Matter

DM: Marcus Edwards 2; Danny Carr; Daniel Hartley; Jack Tierney

MOM- Liam Swift
Wombwell Main 10-1 Swinton Woodman

WM - Ryan Wingrove 4; Harry Sagar 2; Liam Graham; Lewis Field; Atley Jackson; Owen Sykes

SW- Ryan Pearson

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