The photos below are from Bryan Hope. The other lad holding the Totty Cup with Bryan is Graham Atkinson. Bryan Hope: I won the totty Cup with Wath Central 1958 59 season, against Swinton Fitzwilliam, as far as I am aware, the only 2 legged final to be played, Central won 3 1 on aggregate. My mother Mrs Joan Hope and other mothers helped put on a celebration tea at the school.
1st Leg – Swinton Fitzwilliam 1 Wath Central 2 – at Swinton Welfare
2nd Leg – Wath Central 1 Swinton Fitzwilliam 1 – at Wath Athletic
Richard Rawson: “The match was played at Denaby United’s ground. We lost 1-0 to Swinton Bridge. David Wren got injured so I had to go in goal. They were all over us. I got awarded the best player from our teacher, Mr Shacklock and coach. I got a ovation from the old men spectating that is my claim to fame. I cannot remember Goodlad playing that year the shield between davids legs is for winning the conisbrough and denaby league i have the r/u medal plus we got to use the big bath at the ground you dont forget the highlights of your childhood.”
First Round Swinton Fitzwilliam beat Highgate (see photo below)
John Seeviour (WSJ): That year totty cup we played kings Road away drew 0 0 in replay at home lost 0 3 Clarke shield 1st rnd we beat great Houghton home 7 0 , 2nd played Highgate away lost 1 2 colours were Amber/ black halfed shirts Black shorts
Graham Ellis played in the Totty Cup for Park St. School, Wombwell in the ’58/59 and 59/60 seasons. They played in blue and white striped shirts, white shorts and blue and white hooped socks. The furthest they got in the competition was the quarter finals in 59/60.
Other players from 1959: Alan Watford, John Turnbull, Lawrence (Lol) Batty.
“Rossington St. beat Balby St then won a very tight Semi-Final against St Albans 1-0 on their way to meeting Morley Place.
Morley Place won the other semi against the much fancied Station Rd. Who had beaten every one in the league matches.
a very tight final which went to possibly two replays was won by a solitary goal from Colin Pears. some very good youth and adult players came out of those two teams.”
When asked what competition this referred to, Phillip replied…
“it was the DUFC supporters cup in 1959 this was played for by the junior schools in Denaby and Conisborough, think there was 5/6 teams they also had a sort of mini league playing each other twice, That along with the Totty cup matches, Queens st “A” Thurnsco “A” + replay before we came up against Geoff and his Swinton Bridge team, all in all a good few matches played that year,”
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