Darfield Council beat Mexborough Schofield Street
He remembers the headteacher at the time was Kenneth Kilner, whose brother, Roy, played cricket for Yorkshire and England.
They travelled to the matches in Campeljohn’s buses.
Alvin used to walk to Foulstone school with Mark Jones, who was 2 years older. Alvin went to see him play for Manchester United at West Bromwich Albion when he was in the army in Leamington. Alvin named his son, Mark, after Mark Jones and still supports Manchester United.
Ann Edgar: My father, George William Parkin, played for Darfield at that time and as still got his cup, which stands on the fire place. I have also got a picture of him with the Shield that they won.
Ann Edgar: In the same season, George William Parkin’s school team (Darfield) also won a “Shield” after an 11-1 victory against Brampton Ellis. Each member of the team had the shield for one month after they won it.
Although there never a team photograph due to cost. His father insisted that George had this picture taken when it was his turn to have the shield. He never got his winners medal because he left Darfield school that summer to go to Darfield Foulstone. See photo below.
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”.
Unrelated to the final, but Swinton Queen probably played in the 1947/48 competition.