Easter Monday saw Stelrad Radiators sponsoring the regional football final that they have been associated with for many years, but this year the final also celebrated the 125th year of the tournament.
Stelrad has continued its support for the locally based charity through its support for the Montagu Cup – a football tournament that is entered each year by teams across South Yorkshire. The Montagu Cup is organised voluntarily by a management committee that ensure that it continues to be successful both as a major local attraction and a source of income for the Montagu Hospital Patients’ Comforts Fund.
The crowd for the final of the annual Montagu Cup Final at the Mexborough Athletic ground was an above average 1000, which was the highest for many years. The game was a pulsating contest between Mexborough club Dog Daisy United and Doncaster based Scawthorpe Athletic who had entered the Montagu Cup competition for the first time.
The scores were level at 3-3 after 90 minutes. In extra time, Scawthorpe completed their comeback to score a fourth goal and win the game 4-3. The presentation of trophies and medals was shared between Stelrad representative Shaun Wilkinson and local football legend ex-Sheffield United midfielder, Geoff Salmons.