Centenary badges & centenary book information : https://tottycup.co.uk/about/centenary/
Centenary pitch marking : https://tottycup.co.uk/our-centenary-pitch-marking/

Swinton Queen ahead of the first final.


Brian Hyde Cup – Kinhurst St. Thomas 1 Rawmarsh St. Josephs 4 https://tottycup.co.uk/2023-brian-hyde-cup/
Barlow-Salmons Cup – Carrfield 0 Lacewood 1 https://barlowsalmons.wordpress.com/2023-2/
Gordon Swann Cup – Thorogate 0 Sandhill 1 https://tottycup.co.uk/2023-gordon-swann-cup/

Totty Cup
Replay 30th March 2023 – Sacred Heart 0 Queen 1
A Rueben Hollings’ free-kick decided this match after less than 40 seconds. It was awarded after Matty Beckitt was impeded whilst making progress down the right wing.
Queen had improved on last week and their defenders were able to snuff out the advances of some highly skilled Sacred Heart players – notably Jude Millington.
In the second half, the Goldthorpe team pressed harder but could only create half-chances . Powerful shots from distance frm Carter Monaghan and Seth-James Cartwright went close. The tackling from Queen was fully committed as wave after wave of Sacred Heart only resulted in corners. Neither keeper was fully tested in the closing stages.
It’s the best Sacred Heart team this century and the team should be proud of their efforts.
Reuben Hollings had scored in each of their 1-0 victories en route to the final. However, the foundations of this team were at the other end of the pitch – excellent goalkeeping and resolute defending have combined so that Swinton Queen have retained the Totty Cup for the first time ever.
A spectator said: “Queen’s defensive organisation and discipline was excellent and, I guess, a credit to the teachers/coaches in charge. That didn’t happen by accident!”
Star Player (Queen) Harry Clark
Star Player (Sacred Heart) Carter Monaghan 

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We could set up a webpage to charge for these images (and only publicly display watermarked images).
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Sacred Heart ahead of the first final – pictured with some of the 1999 Sacred heart team.

First Match 23rd March 2023 : Sacred Heart 1 Queen 1
There was nothing to separate these two schools even after extra time. Sacred Heart, in their first Totty Cup final since 1999 struck first with a sublime strike from Carter Monaghan after 10 minutes – curling in from distance with the outside of his left foot.
Queen , playing with the same energy and commitment that got them to the final, looked like getting clean through only for last ditch sliding tackles to thwart them, notably from Jude Millington.
Five minutes after the restart Queen equalised through Danny Allwood getting his reward for blocking a clearance and then showing composure to slot in to the corner.
The Goldthorpe team pushed for a winner but every effort was matched by an outstanding performance from Charlie Branagan in the Queen goal – he made some fantastic saves and was off his line quickly to deny the strikers time after time.
Queen’s late chance fell to Reuben Hollings who found space on the left and hit a decent shot narrowly wide.
Star Players: Saffron Jamasb (Sacred Heart); Charlie Branagan (Queen)

They will try again on Thursday 30th March – a date that happens to be 100 years to THE day since the first ever Totty Cup final.

Please help to keep the Don & Dearne competitions going…

All the photographs on here have a cost. The time of the photgrapher taking them and then after the match, to upload them. We pay the photographer’s expenses.
We could set up a webpage to charge for these images (and only publicly display watermarked images).
We have chosen not to, in the hope that you will consider pre-ordering the TOTTY CUP CENTENARY book which will have a section on the 2023 finals – tinyurl.com/tottycupbook
Or if you have a business, consider sponsoring the book with your logo included. tinyurl.com/logototty

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For the story of how a robot marked out the Totty Cup final pitch : https://tottycup.co.uk/our-centenary-pitch-marking/

Totty Cup Semi-Finals

Rawmarsh Thorogate 1 Goldthorpe Sacred Heart 8
Sacred Heart reached the Totty Cup final for only the second time ever with a comprehensive victory. A hat-trick from Henry Barber, braces for Seth-James Cartwright & Jude Millington and one from Archie Young meant they are through to the centenary final in Goldthorpe – where it all started in 1923.
Thorogate weren’t at full strength but did manage a long distance goal from star-player, George Hickling. In the second half the bright orange shirts piled forwards more but Caleb Green made some improvised saves for Sacred Heart.
Thanks to Rawmarsh St. Josephs for hosting. Ref: Jason

Swinton Queen 1 Rawmarsh Sandhill 0
In a tight match at Swinton Miners Welfare it was Reuben Hollings who made the difference with a cool finish when sent clean through on the break.
Sandhill’s two outstanding players, Charlie Slater & Harrison Senior, made progress many times but were thwarted by the tenacity and teamwork of Queen. The shots that Sandhill did have – went straight to the Queen keeper – Charlie Brannigan.
The star player for Queen was George Saunders with some important tackles. As for Sandhill, aside from Charlie & Harrison a special mention for Caden Whittaker who put in a brilliant shift down the right wing.

Barlow-Salmons Semi-finals

Carrfield 2 Kilnhurst 1
A tight match played in a lovely atmosphere in the school grounds at Carrfield.
Noah Kelly saw his shot from distance squirm through to open the scoring for Carrfield. In the second half, Alex Hodkin levelled the scores with a similar goal. A late late penalty was awarded and Noah Kelly slotted home his second to send Carrfield to their first final in 5 years.
Ref: Steve

Lacewood 4 Ashwood Road 0
A second half Cohen Mace hat-trick was enough to secure Lacewood’s spot in the Barlow-Salmons final. Ashwood Road set up to soak up the pressure and try and sneak a goal on the break. This was largely successful until Lacewood’s Shinaayomi Owojori prodded home from close range after a corner.
This sets up an all Bolton final for the Barlow-Salmons Shield.
Ref: Ian

Brian Hyde Cup:

Highgate 0 St. Thomas 1
Bronson Marsland’s goal was the difference that saw St. Thomas reach their first Don & Dearne final since 1997. A late free-kick from Highgate’s Leighton Lackenby was arrowing in until Keiren Hardy saved for the Kilnhurst team.
Ref: Steve

Wath Central 2 St. Josephs 5
Lucy Asher’s first half brace set St. Josephs on their way to their first ever Don & Dearne final. Other St. Josephs goals came from Oliver Francis, Onri Smith and Evan Kalombo in a match played at Wath Academy’s astroturf.
Wath Central were battling to stay in the match from 3-0 down and goals from Leo A and Alfie SS kept them in contention. A scramble almost got Central back to 4-3 but a foot injury to Ollie halted the attack.
Ref: John Nicholson


St. Thomas 4 Brookfield 2
An aggregate of …
St Thomas Boys 1 Brookfield Boys 1
St Thomas Girls 3 Brookfield Girls 1
It was a festival of football as the Y5/6 pitch, the boys teams finished level but the St. Thomas girls won more matches than Brookfield Girls. Emily License scored a hat-trick & Ross Mitchell scored one for St. Thomas.
The Y3/4 competition didn’t count towards the Frank Hyde qualifying – This finished St. Thomas Boys 5 Brookfield Boys 0 and St. Thomas Girls 1 Brookfield Girls 1
Frankie Race, Jayce Beckett, Sam Cooke & Sophie Wilson were in the goals for St. Thomas’ promising young ones.

New Pastures 4 Rawmarsh St. Josephs 5
RSJ: Lucy Asher 3; Oliver Smith 2
New Pastures scorers: Ben Morrow 2, Matty Dokovics. Star Player: Ben Morrow
Ref: Mr. Woodward

Wath Central 5 Wath Victoria 1
Wath Academy hosted the local derby in the Brian Hyde Quarter-Final.
Leo Ashton 3, Harry Moorhouse & Alfie Spencer-Smith scored for Central. Victoria’s goal came from Layton Ibbertson although they did have a ‘Frank Lampard type’ of long range effort off the bar at 0-0!
Ref: John Nicholson

Highgate walkover

Totty Cup QF:
Wath Our Lady & St. Josephs 1 Goldthorpe Sacred Heart 6
GSH: Seth-James Cartwright 3, Jude Millington 2, Henry Barber WOLSJ: Noah Waller
Star players : Lukasz Cichy & Ruby-Jo Doyle (hit the post and crossbar) & Seth-James Cartwright
Played at Wath Academy. Referee: Joel Humphries

Mexborough Windhill 5 Rawmarsh Thorogate 6 (after extra-time)
RT: Brodie Clarkson 2, George Hickling, Tylen Northway & Jamal Kaliq
MW: Kai Fitzgerald, Caleb Horsfield, Dylan Jones, and Klaudia Gwiner
Referee: Jason Bennett

Quarter-final at Windhill – in the wind & on a hill!

An amazing quarter-final played on a sloping pitch with the wind blowing downhill. Thorogate made the most of this with a 3-0 half-time lead. The small pitch meant that Thorogate made a defensive wall from the Windhill centre kicks – with a player on each post too! At full-time it was 4-4.
Both teams scored early into extra-time, before a scrappy goal from a Thorogate corner settled the tie.

Swinton Queen 1 Brampton Ellis 0
Reuben Hollings. Brampton’s star player was Dylan Duffty with some important tackles/blocks.

Brampton Ellis

Thurnscoe Hill 1 Rawmarsh Sandhill 3
Referee: Jason Bennett
TH: Billy RS: William Hanson 2, Charlie Slater
Played at Dearne Dragons Referee: Jason Bennett

Barlow-Salmons QF:
Mexborough St. Johns 0 Lacewood 6
Taylor Arnold 2, Cohen Mace 2, Fraser Devlin, Ollie Rhodes
Swinton Fitzwilliam 1 Carrfield 3
Harry Atkinson 2; Noah-Thomas Kelly
Wath C of E 0 Rawmarsh Ashwood Road 1

Scorer: Christopher Scott ; Star-player – Leighton Dowell.
Mexborough Montagu v Kilnhurst – Kilnhurst progress

Mexborough St. Johns 3 Rawmarsh Sandhill 5

An exciting match at Stelrad Park (Mexborough Rangers) as the teams went into the break at 3-3. A dominant display from Sandhill in the 2nd half kept the MSJ goalkeeper busy throughout.
William Hanson 2, Harrison Senior 2 & Charlie Slater with the Sandhill goals.
Kayden Rumble 2 & Elliot Pearson notched for MSJ.
Thanks to Jason Bennett for refereeing and Ian Doyle & Mexborough Rangers JFC for providing the facilities.

Swinton Fitzwilliam 2 Brampton Ellis 3
Drama as Swinton Fitzwilliam lead 2-0 with 15 minutes remaining – both goals scored by Benji Coward. Brampton Ellis draw level (Jenson Balint-Pratt  & Josh Hardware) and then snatched a last-minute winner – a Charlie Ford header from a corner.
Thanks to Ian Beardsley and Martin Rouane of Swinton Community Sports Ground Trust for providing the facilities at short notice and to Ian Walsh for refereeing.

A touch of FORD-itude for Brampton Ellis – Charlie Ford with a last minute header.

Dearne Qualifying – at Dearne & District JFC

Worth a watch! Free kicks from : Preston Middleton for Lacewood and Carter Monaghan for Sacred Heart
Thanks to Dearne & District JFC for hosting, Alan Kelly & A.N. Other for refereeing & Andy Morton for sorting the whole event out.

1st Thurnscoe Hill* ; 2nd Goldthorpe Sacred Heart*; 3rd Lacewood; 4th Carrfield; 5th: Gooseacre
Results: Carrfield 2 Hill 1; Gooseacre 0 Sacred Heart 6; Lacewood 6 Goosecare 0; Hill 2 Sacred Heart 1; Carrfield 0 Lacewood 2; Hill 2 Gooseacre 0; Lacewood 1 Sacred Heart 3; Goosecare 0 Carrfield 4; Carrfield 0 Sacred Heart 2; Lacewood 1 Hill 3

*We had GSH down as winning this immediately after the last match. On checking the rules it was noted that two teams that are level should be separated by… 1) the result between the two teams, then 2) goal difference and then 3) goals scored.
Apologies for the confusion – GSH still qualify for the Totty Cup and still get a trophy.

Swinton Qualifying – at Swinton Academy

Queen – winners of the Swinton cluster
Fitzwilliam – runners-up in the Swinton cluster

1st: Queen – through to the Totty Cup QF
2nd Fitzwilliam – in a play off for a spot in the Totty Cup QF
3rd Kilnhurst – through to the Barlow-Salmons QF
Thanks to John Hilton & Laura Colman for making it happen, plus these Year 10s for refereeing etc. – Elliott Ardron, Danny Beckitt, James Hoyle and Alfie Barratt

Rawmarsh Qualifying – hosted at Rawmarsh St. Josephs JFC

Thorogate – winners of the Rawmarsh cluster
Sandhill – runners-up in the Rawmarsh cluster

Final: Thorogate 2 Sandhill 1 : THORO: Brodie Clarkson 2
3rd/4th : Ashwood Road 2 St. Josephs 2 (Ashwood Road win on penalties)
RSJ: Jacob Jopling; Oliver Smith + Oliver Smith (penalty) GK: Jayden Francis
Other matches: Thorogate 0 Sandhill 5; Ashwood 0 St. Josephs 0; Sandhill 3 Ashwood 1; St. Josephs 0 Thorogate 0; Sandhill 2 St. Josephs 1; Ashwood 0 Thorogate 3
Thanks to RSJJFC, notably Paul, Sue, Tom & Bob. Massive thanks to Jon Bedford for coordinating.

Wath Qualifying – hosted at Wath C of E school

Our Lady & St. Josephs – Wath Cluster winners with goals from Ruby-Jo Doyle 2 and Noah Waller.
Wath C of E finished 3rd to book a quarter-final spot in the Barlow-Salmons

Wath Central 4 points
Wath Victoria 5 points with one goal scored
Wath C of E 5 points with two goals scored – Barlow Salmons
Brampton Ellis 5 points two goals scored (& beat WCE) – Totty Cup play off
Our Lady & St. Josephs 6 points – Totty Cup QF
Thanks to Paul Beevor for making it happen.

Mexborough Qualifying – hosted at Mexborough Rangers JFC

Champions of Mexborough – Windhill with a 3-2 Golden Goal victory.
Back Row (L to R)– Jaidie Beal, Klaudia Kaczmarczyk, Jamie May-Bradford, Layton Corrie, Leighton Kolchuk, George Thompson
Front Row (L to R) – Viktoria Musiol, Dylan Jones, Caleb Horsfield, Jayden Epton, Maxwell Glover
Mexborough St. Johns finished runners up in the cluster qualifying

Montagu 0 – Windhill 5; St John’s 4 – Montagu 0; St John’s 2 – Windhill 2; Montagu 0 – Windhill 3; St John’s 4 – Montagu 0; St John’s 2 – Windhill 2 + 1 golden goal 

Windhill won this tournament with goals from Layton Corrie, Dylan Jones, Caleb Horsfield, Jaidie Beal and Jayden Epton.
Sadly, Jayden Epton suffered a broken leg.
St. Johns scorers were Tommy Dickenson, Jack Woodward and Elliot Pearson.
Thanks to Jamie Taylor, Ellie Stephens, Dan Bennett and Ian Doyle (Mexborough Rangers JFC) for making it happen.

Schools: Please email contact@tottycup.co.uk to book an an assembly.
Schools already visited: Lacewood, Kilnhurst, Montagu, Fitzwilliam, Wath OL&SJ, Brampton Ellis