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The Bennett Dynasty

Tip Bennett (pictured) captained the Mexborough team to the 1899 Montagu Cup before joining Barnsley FC.  He was part of an amazing sporting family.  David Wood (Barnsley FC historian) has done the research. 


Mexborough's William Bennett's sporting descendants...

  • Son, Walter "Cocky" Bennett - FA Cup winner (x 2) & RU (x1) League Champs with Sheff Utd

  • Son, William "Micky" Bennett - FA Cup RU with Sheff Wed

  • Son, George Bennett - Barnsley FC (11 appearances)

  • Son, Harry "Tip" Bennett - Barnsley FC (124 appearances) PICTURED (left)

  • Grandson, Walter Bennett  - Barnsley FC (40 appearances)

  • Grandson, William Hague - Heavyweight Champion of Britain in boxing

  • Wife, Joannah Bennett - Football Hooligan!

William himself played with 4 of his sons in the same Mexborough team that knocked Barnsley FC out of the FA Cup

1899 Montagu Cup info at

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