George & Tommy Frith
Father and son, Tommy & George have a remarkably similar Montagu Cup record in finals.
Tommy played in the 1923 and 1924 Montagu Cup finals for Kilnhurst WMC, scoring in both.
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