Ken Lee

Ken Lee scored in the 1957 Montagu Cup final for Mexborough Tech Old Boys.  He had played in the 1956 final when the Old Boys were beaten by Dearne Miners' Welfare.
Ken and team-mate, Walt West, provided many photos of schoolboy football teams at Mexborough Tech and later the adult Mexborough Tech Old Boys.  View these photos at:  https://www.montagucup.com/mexborough-tech-old-boys

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Ken in his Mexborough Tech Old Boys kit in the 1950s

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Ken at home in 2021

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Ken With the Montagu Cup circa 2000

Ken's goal in the 1957 final was a penalty, taken at the Hampden Road end of the ground.  It was usually Don Lancashire who took them, but he was injured.  At 2-2 in the 88th minute Ken took another penalty and missed (at the other end).  Fortunately, his team went on to win the final in extra time.

Ken's sporting career was cruelly cut short after an accident whilst serving in the Coldstream Guards. Ken had left South Yorkshire in 1958 to join up and was working as a PT instructor when a fall from a vault resulted in a broken neck which left him paralysed for months.

Following a slow rehabilitation, Ken's mobility improved and he was able to work as a sales rep for Dale Browns (later Canning Town Glass).

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Ken during his time in the Coldstream Guards