Darfield Council 1 Denaby Balby Street 0

winner totty cup

Back Row (left to right): Billy Finch, Alfie Dunn, Ted Taylor, Joe Bamford, Tony Visard (not sure of spelling) Thomas Roe.
Bottom (left to right): Walter Taylor, Billy Askin, Arther Ward, Edward Camplejohn, Lawrence Smedley and Len Herberts.

Balby Street

Back row L-R:- Arthur Hepton, Norman Howitt, Alan Beasley, Geoff Church(goal), Roy Carpenter, Brian Ackroyd, George Manchester, Jonny Jones

Front row:-Denis Barker, Kenny King, Harry Williams, Percy Knowles(capt), Billy Heywood, Dickie Marsden, Billy (or Alan) Wright CREDIT: Geoff Church

Geoff Church (Balby Street):
The match was played in Darfield. 2 weeks later the final of the league play- off was again played against Darfield and on the same ground,which Balby street won 1-0

Because of post war rationing restriction there were no football shirts or shorts to buy.  Mothers made the shorts from ex-blackout curtain material and knitted the shirts from red wool. My place in the team,as goalkeeper, was nothing to do with my ability, It was simply that my aunt Mary let me borrow her bright yellow polo jumper on match days. I can provide a List of players names if required.

Two 2 months later the the Balby street team played in the cricket cup final on Dearne miners welfare ground, in Goldthorpe.

The goal was scored by Edward Campeljohn

In the semi-final away at Mexborough National we played on small “patch of land” located behind the Mexborough Athletic ground goals (at the Adwick road end) and  between the ground and back of the Free Christian Church,on Adwick road. [Cabbage patch]. There were no goal posts. 4 – high jump side stands, with cross wooden bases,2  at each end, were used. 

Darren Ward : “My dad is Arthur Ward, holding the football”.

Ann Edgar : “Lenny Herberts and another one is Billie Askin.  Billy Askin played in the 1947, 1948 and 1949 final and that Darfield won each time”

Quarter Final:  Darfield Council 1 Goldthorpe 0 (SYT 10/5/47)
Quarter Final:  Mexborough National 2 Mexborough Schofield St 1 (SYT 10/5/47)
Quarter Final:  Conisbro Balby St beat Swinton Bridge (SYT 10/5/47)
Semi Final : Conisbro Balby St .v. Mexborough National (SYT 10/5/47)
Semi Final : Darfield Council beat Brampton Ellis (SYT 10/5/47)

Arthur Ward’s small Totty Cup winners cup ….

totty cup

Albert Jones was in charge of football at Mexborough Schofield Street school (Junior Boys) after he was released from the army in 1946.  He wrote “We definitely played in the Totty Cup 1947/48/49 and lost in one final to Darfield CP”.

Kevin McHale played in 3 Totty Cup finals for Darfield

No match report found as yet.  Any details (eg. Scorers or photos) please send to brookchris@talk21.com and I will add these to the site.

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