Tony Rodgers

Tony Rodgers played in two consecutive Montagu Cup finals for Ford United in 1960 & 1961.  Tony's son, Chris Rodgers was a mascot for both these finals. 


There was joy in 1960 after a 4-0 win but heartache in 1961 when Tony suffered a broken leg during the match and the 10 men of Ford United lost 4-3 as Tony was treated in Montagu Hospital.


The Ford Motor Company had a factory in Doncaster at the time and Ford United were the works' football team.


Tony played in the reserves for Doncaster Rovers and Charlton Athletic.

 

He played for Denaby United where he won the Notts FA Senior Cup.


Tony & Chris played together for Boston United in the top tier of non-league.

Whislt in the RAF, Tony was the Triple Jump champion

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1960 & 61 Ford United players Freddie Gilbert (far right) & Tony Rodgers with their wives Frances Rodgers & Rhona Gilbert (far left).

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8 year old Chris with the Montagu Cup in 1960 and in the team photo before the 1961 final (Tony is far left )
 

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More images from the 1960 Montagu Cup final
 

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Chris Rodgers played semi-professional football for Skegness Town, Retford Town and Denaby United.  At Selby Town, Chris played along 1966 World Cup winner, Ray Wilson.