Highgate 2 Houghton Council 0
Scorers: Cooper & Deakin
Albert Jones left Highgate School in this year for Wath Grammar School – he remembers doing a pencil drawing of the Totty Cup.
Here’s a match report from the South Yorkshire Times 23/3/34 (Page 15)
On Saturday on a heavy ground at Thurnscoe, Highgate and Houghton Council boys delighted a large crowd with a rousing game, the former winning 2-0. Great Houghton, who were making their first appearance in the final, played wonderful football and were rather unfortunate in losing. Territorially they had the better of the game, but the heavy going and the keen tackling of the Highgate defence checked them at vital moments. A little more weight forward would have brought a different result. Credit must, however, be given to the Highgate half-backs and backs who subdued the persistent Houghton forwards who turned two of their opportunities to account. For some time there was a dour struggle between the Houghton forwards and the Highgate defence. Houghton made many good moves but had to get to close quarters before shooting. Although hexton had to handle on several occasions he had a few difficult shots. Jones, the Highgate left-back, recovered splendidly and often cleared well. The Highgate forwards made few raids but in one of these bursts Cooper, Leach and Deakin outwitted the defence for Deakin to cut in and score. Houghton returned to the attack but the Highgate defence held firm. The second half was almost a repetition of the first with Houghton doing most of the pressing. Thompson, their centre-half, was outstanding but the forwards were unable to make any impression on the courageous defence. From one of Jones’s long clearances the Hurrell brothers spread-eagled the Houghton defence and Cooper scored. Houghton continued to peg away and thoroughly extended the Highgate defence.
At the conclusion of the game Councillor J Yardley presented the cup to Jones, the Highgate captain, and complimented both teams on their brilliant football under trying circumstances.
Houghton Council 2 Brampton Bierlow 1
Highgate 1 Thurnscoe Hill 1 (Green ‘un – Saturday 24 February 1934)
Other Matches (probably Quarter Finals)
Goldthorpe 1 Houghton Council 3
Brampton 3 Darfield Council 1
Wombwell John St 1 Thurnscoe Hill 5
Highgate 4 Wath Victoria 3
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