George & Tommy Frith
George played in the 1949 and 1950 Montagu Cup finals for Kilnhurst Colliery, scoring in both. This was an incredible series of matches against Rawmarsh Welfare 1-1 after extra time and 0-0 after extra-time on 1949. The trophy was shared.
Twelve months later and it was the same two teams in the final! Remarkably, it was 2-2 after extra time, before the replay produced a winner at last! Rawmarsh winning 3-1.
George's goals game in the 1-1 (1949) and the 2-2 (1950)
George Frith in August 2022 with the Montagu Cup and his medals for consecutive finals.
George was a superb penalty taker - scoring 16 in a single season. Apart from Kilnhurst, he played for Thorne alongside Sam Burkinshaw was paid £3 a match. In the Modland League he played for Ransom & Marls (Midland League) he also received £3 a match, which was more than what he was earning at the pit.
Ransom & Marlswere a bearing company who recruited good footballers from other than their factory.
George's daughter, Shiela married Colin Dawson who was himself a Montagu Cup winner. Both Colin's father, Eric and his grandfather, Sidney played in Montagu Cup finals.
L to R : George Frith, Alan Clarke, ?, Sid Oliver, Peter Millington (Mascot) . Thought to be at Kilnhurst Welfare
Swinton Athletic concede against Kilnhurst Colliery at Hampden Road. Thought to be the Mexborough Challenge Cup circa 1951.
From RIGHT to LEFT: George Frith - grounded (KC), Johnny Hopkins (KC), Norman Adey - grounded (SA), Sid Jackson (SA), George Goodalll (SA), Peter Eccles (KC)
George is scoring a goal here.
George Frith receiving a trophy at Hampden Road. Possibly the Mexborough Challenge Cup.
Back Row (L to R): George Richmond, Joe Brownlow, Sid oliver, Brian Cobb, Monty Rix, Alan Dobbs, Ronnie Linacre
Front Row (L to R): John Hopkins, George Frith, Alan Clarke, Harold Dungworth, Jack Wilkinson