Thurnscoe 2 Brampton 1
2nd Round result: Broomhill 3 Great Houghton 0
However, Swinton Bridge were some team in this year….
Sidney Barron “I think our team of 1926 would take some beating as a record – breaking side. They went through the season without defeat and won the Bond Shield, the Rawson Cup and the Montagu Shield
For the success of school teams I think the greatest credit should go to the sports masters— and at Swinton we were very fortunate in having Mr. B. W. Baker and the late Mr. J. S. Gough.
Mr. Baker used to say: ‘ If you’re behind try ten times harder and having played regularly since leaving school, I think for triers, schoolboy footballers beat the lot.
” This team of good, honest triers at Swinton (see photograph) was Sid Barron; Reg. Williams and Walter Annables; Chuck Speight, George Phillips and Jim Dale, Jack Gudgeon, Johnny Gittens, Steve Firman, Don Birch and Andy Wilson, also Ken Lloyd, Bernard Coop, George Oates and Norman Painter.
” The accompanying photograph I cherish very much as a souvenir, for I carried it in my old kit-bag in the 8th Army in the Royal Artillery in the Western desert, and also when I was on police duties – in Palestine. It certainly reminded me also received my Times ‘ wherever of boyhood days in Mexborough. I went in the Middle East—and how I looked forward to my copy in the I mail in the desert ! I played a great 1 deal of football in representative teams in the M.E.—but for sheer football I enjoyed schoolboy football the best. Good luck to you and to the paper.”
A sentiment warmly reciprocated with many thanks on behalf of ” Times ” readers for a very interesting reminiscence.
Michael DobsonThanks for sharing this! my grandad Stanley Gray is seated second from left front row.
2nd Round: Brampton 4 Darfield 1
1st Round Darfield Church 2 Darfield Council 4