Thurnscoe Hill 0 Bolton Senior 0
Thurnscoe Hill 2 Bolton Senior 2 (replay)
Thurnscoe Hill 0 Bolton Senior 0 (second replay)  TROPHY SHARED

Thurnscoe Hill – Players (BACK ROW: Left to Right): Don Dunhill, Fred Harris, Joe Hadley, Eddie Lockwood, Ron Stokes. (FRONT ROW: Left to Right): A. Atkinson, T. Wagstaff, Jack Oliver, S. Henley, B. Thomson, Thorpe, H. Pickering. TEACHER (left) Frank Ingomells

First match report – South Yorkshire Times – 6/5/38 (Page 15)

Although Thurnscoe Hill and Bolton Senior played extra time at Thurnscoe on Monday neither team scored.  A troublesome wind made good football impossible, but there was plenty of excitement to keep a large crowd interested.  Thurnscoe were the steadier team in the first half but their forwards could not break through a good defence.  Bolton had more of the play in the second half, but the occasional raids of Thurnscoe were equally dangerous.  In the extra period there was little to choose between the teams.  Both stood the time well and some of the kicking late in the game was quite as strong as in the early stages.  The match will be replayed at Thurnscoe on Monday, kick-off 5.30pm.

Second match report – South Yorkshire Times – 13/5/38  (Page 15)

Thurnscoe Hill and Bolton Senior Failed to settle their Totty Cup match at Thurnscoe on Monday.  There was another hard fought game between two well matched sides.  Thurnscoe, with the wind, had slightly the better of the first half, but it was not until after 25 minutes that they opened the scoring, Henley, neatly turning a centre from the right well wide of Exton.  Bolton set up several dashing raids in the second half but their forwards made little impression on the steady Thurnscoe defence.  Walker went up to put his weight into the Bolton attack and the smaller Thurnscoe boys were unable to check him when he walked the ball into the net.  Although Bolton made further attacks their forwards could not match the winning goal.  Extra time was played and Thurnscoe took the lead again through Henley, only to lose it to another Walker burst in the closing stages.

Third match report – South Yorkshire Times – 20/5/38 (Page 15)

Bolton Senior and Thurnscoe Hill met for a third time on Friday, this time at Goldthorpe, but again the teams failed to arrive at a definitive result, and although extra time was played, no goals were scored.  In consequence, the schools will hold the trophy for six months each.  With the wind and slope Thurnscoe had a territorial advantage in the first half, but Exton was rarely seriously tested.  In the second half Bolton did most of the attacking, but finished weakly.  Thurnscoe made occasional raids which extended the Bolton backs. In the last minute of extra time Walker almost snatched victory for Bolton, but Hadley, the Thurnscoe goalkeeper, anticipated splendidly.  Both teams were entertained to tea in Bolton Senior school.


Brampton Ellis 3 Bolton Senior 3 (2-3 in the replay)
Thurnscoe Hill 0 Wath Park Road 0 (1-0 in the replay)

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