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Ian 'Ike' Cotton

Ike appeared in SEVEN Montagu Cup finals.  He was on the winning side on 4 occasions.
1986 Winner with Swinton Athletic
1987 Winner with Mexborough Main Street
1993 Runner-up with Goldthorpe Colliery
1995 Runner-up with Mexborough Main Street
1997 Winner with Denaby & Cadeby Miners' Welfare
1998 Runner-up with Mexborough Main Street
2000 Winner with Mexborough Main Street
Click on the year for more info. Nothing yet for 1993 nor 1998.


The 7th final and 4th win for Ike was in 2000 with Mexborough Main Street.  Pictured (left) with Dean Oxer - another Mont legend and with his son, Robbie, who went on to represent England at schoolboy level.


A winning start in Ike's first Mont final in 1986 with Swinton Athletic (above).

The pinnacle for Ike  was the 1986-7 seson when he won the the Montagu Cup with Main St.

As well as this, Main St won the County Senior Premier league title and only lost on penalties in the League Cup final.

During the same season the Sunday League team, The Gate (Swinton) won the Mexborough Premier League, Sheffield Sunday Cup and the Bourne & Swann Cup (see photo). 

That year, Ike was voted Players' player for both Main Street and The Gate


1987 Montagu Cup medal/trophy


1986 with Shaun Wilkinson (left) and Gary Hough


1997 was the centenary final, won by Denaby & cadeby Miners' Welfare.

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1987 Mexborough Main Street


All 7 Montagu cup medals

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