Kilnhurst 3 Darfield County Primary  0

Goals:  N. Wilkinson, S. Coulson, M. Cooke

Kilnhurst winners
Back Row (l to R): Byron Long, Michael Twist, Andrew Fisher, Neil Wilkinson, Mark Higgins, Graham Cresswell, Ian Cobb
Front Row (L to R): David Pearson, Steve Coulson, Robert ‘Jack’ Brabham, Martyn Cooke, Neale Bradford, Kevin Wilkinson
Teacher: Stephen Oxer
Back Row (L to R): Jack Brabham. Neale Bradford. Ian Cobb. Ian Weldon. Steve Coulson. David Pearson. Kevin Wilkinson. Front Row L-R is Michael Twist. Mark Higgins. Martyn Cooke. Byron Long. Graham Cresswell.

Alan Fisher (Darfield): I played in this game for darfield cp at left half no 6 as it was in back then..I was the youngest player for darfield as I was still in the 3rd year at primary school…l can remember it was a cold wet and windy day and the school hired a coach from hargreaves the local coach company in low valley for the players and parents..in the semi final we played thurnscoe hill away and won 1-0…Ronnie Sheperd scored the goal and is also mentioned in the press cutting about the final.. I’ve still got the medal we recieved for being runners up…
1 gk. Gary wistow.
2 rb. Martin Oxley.
3 lb. Lee Oxley.
4 rh. Steve gerstmar.
5 ch. Ronnie Shepard. Cap.
6 lh. Alan fisher.
7 rw. Ross haligan. ?
8 ir. John Ramsey.
9 c.f. Kevin Millar.
10 i.l Stuart pickerill.
11 l.w malcombe knight. ?
12. Sub Alan parkin.
Mr Rothin the school caretaker was a qualified referee also our next door neighbour refereed the home draw 0.0. He give a offside decision after park street scored which was controversial to say the least.
Malcombe Wilkinson broke his arm just as the school year started and I took his place in the football team.. Martin and Lee oxley were identical twins and played at full backs but I couldn’t tell you which played at right or left back.
Our school headmaster was called Mr Byron and had just started that year replacing Mr Cooke who was very popular and very keen on school football.

Paul Cartledge: I was a pupil at Darfield CP. I didn’t play but went to the final on the coach. The final was played at the old LNER ground at Swinton. In the quarter-final Darfield CP beat Wombwell Park Street 4-0 in a replay after the first game finished 0-0. I have press cuttings to confirm this. Gary Wistow played in goal and the Oxley brothers, Lee and Martin, also played. Ronnie Shepherd was captain. I remember other names from school but not entirely sure if they all played for Darfield. Those being, Ross Halligan, John Ramsey, Stuart Pickerill, Malcolm Knight. Just to confirm, we beat Thurnscoe Hill 1-0 away in the semi-final.
I remember Ronnie Shepherd scoring the goal at Thurnscoe Hill in the semi-final when we won 1-0.

Semi Final
Kilnhurst 5  Adwick Road 0
Goals:  N. Wilkinson 2, Cooke, Coulson, Pearson
Darfield CP beat Thurnscoe Hill

Earlier Rounds
QF: Darfield 4 Wombwell Park Street 0
Replay: 0-0 in the first match
Thurnscoe Hill 3  Darfield C of E 1
Goals:  Lloyd, Wild, Hopper
Kilnhurst 3  Wath Central 2
Goals: Kiln:  K. Wilkinson, Pearson & Coulson.   WC: Banks, Stocks
Adwick Road 2 Rawmarsh Monkwood 2
Goals:  AR:  Whitehouse 2.  RM:  Friend, Carr
Wath National 0 Rawmarsh Monkwood 3
Goals:  Jones, Hart, Carr


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Swinton Queen: NOT a team that featured in the final, but will have been involved earlier in the competition.

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MORLEY PLACE: NOT INVOLVED IN THE FINALBack row 2nd left Ian Cooke, Steve Evans, teacher Mr Brown, Rob Clarke, Steve hughes, ? front row John longley ? Jimmy Purdy ? Dave Thompson, Dave King, Rob Fraser ?

Swinton Bridge: Front to back are: Janet Peace (Capt), Paul Gillespie, Peter Higgins, Pat Moran, Stephen Smallwood, Terrance Cookson, Barry Critchley, Robert Adams, David Goodwin & Tony Dunhill. The team was coached by a top teacher, Mr Randerson. CREDIT: Peter Higgins

Thurnscoe Hill. Back Row (L to R): Allan Marsh, Stuart Jones, Dave Glover, Paul Cole, Glenn Marsh, Ian Latham
Front Roaw (L to R): John Whittle, Ian Race, Kev Wild, Phil Lloyd, Peter Foreman, Joe Hall, Ray Hopper

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