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Les Swales


In 1950 Les managed the remarkable feat of scoring hat-tricks in the finals of both the Montagu Cup and the equally prestigious Rotherham Charity Cup.

Les also managed a hat-trick of Montagu Cup wins 1949, 1950 and 1951 with Rawmarsh Welfare.  Although 1949 was shared with Kilnhurst Colliery.

Les scored Rawmarsh Welfare's only goal in the FA Cup first round proper against Buxton.

His sons, Les and John were also notable local footballers.  John played two matches in one afternoon in 1978 - starting BSC Parkgate's Count Senior match and then coming on in the second half of Denaby United's Montagu Cup semi-final.

More info on the Swales family in Gary Cooper's "Forgotten Heroes".

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