Highgate 1 Denaby St. Albans 0 (Replay)


Highgate with what looks like Totty Cup
HIGHGATE: Back Row (L to R): Stanley Fearn, Raymond Cushworth; Keith Seward; Les Evans, Dave Scott, John Bowmer, Alan Jackson.   Front Row: (L to R) John Hampshire; Graham Wassell, Steve Ferriby (c), Keith Waller, Dale Vickers.  Wassell holding the shield. Others in the team probably include Evans, Waller, Seward, Vickers, Michael Molyneux (9), Scott, Steven Ferriby (12), John Hampshire (13), Stanley Fearn (9), Cushworth, Alan Jackson (15). Numbers indicate goals for the season.  Molyneux and Charles Sturat played in the match but weren’t there for the photo.
Back (l to R): Bernard Jones, Harry Deerin, Dennis Harrison, Richard Hughes, Paul Prendergast (capt.), Bob MacIntyre. Front (L to R). Tommy Cullen, Tony Martin, Mick Prendergast, Peter Hilton, Jimmy Noonan. .

Denaby St. Albans 0 Highgate 0 – Match report at 29/4/61
Highgate 1 Denaby St. Albans 0 – Match report at

The Final Replay was played on Dearne Welfare’s ground.
John Hampshire: I also played in the 1961 final they were two tough matches the hardest we had all season it was played at the dearne welfare ground and the crowd were 5 people deep all way round the ground.

Highgate – an article focussing on the success of Highgate over the previous 6 season is at 22/5/61

Highgate 4 Wombwell Highfields 0 – Report at 25/3/61
Goals:  Hampshire 3, Molyneux
Darfield CP 0 Denaby St. Albans 2 – Report at 8/4/61
Goals:  T. Cullen, M. Prendergast

Earlier Rounds
Thurnscoe Hill 1 Thurnscoe CP 2 – Report at March 1961
Goals:  TH:  J. Sharkey.  TCP:  R. Trotter, P. Allott
Darfield CP 2 Hemingfield Ellis 0
Goals: Marsh 2
Denaby St. Albans 3  Denaby Rossington Street 2 – Report at March 1961
Goals:  DSA: P. Hilton 2, Prendegast  DRS:  B. Batty, I. Horner
Darfield CP 3. Thurnscoe CP 1
Goals: DCP: Bradley 2, Marsh
Denaby St. Albans beat Mexborough Schofield Street
Highgate beat Bolton junior Boys
Highgate beat Conisbrough Station Road
Highgate beat Bolton Carrfield


Peter Hilton writes:  There seems to be a bit of confusion about what year the Highgate v St Alban’s final was. It was 1961. I played for St Alban’s. It went to a replay after a 0-0 draw. The first game was at Denaby United’s ground, Tickhill Square. Was the replay at Dearne Welfare? I’m not sure about that. Anyway, Highgate won 1-0.

James McGuckin writes: I played as no 11 along with Mick Pendergast, Raymond Harrison was the goalkeeper for our side St Albans in red and black quarter shirts and black shorts. I got the ball in our half dribbled up to the 8 yard line open goal and kicked it over the bar. I was gutted. Eddie Barnes and Micky Noonan were in our side. Runners up. Tut tut

Swinton Bridge no evidence MIKE DAY
Swinton Bridge (no doubt played in this competition). Credit Mike Day

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One thought on “1961

  1. When I played we had black shorts with the red and black quarter shirts and Mrs Fitzwilliam was coach
    I don’t recognise that team
    It could be that the year is wrong.

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