Barbara recalls Dinnington's last taste of FA Cup glory

DINNINGTON Town's FA Cup adventure has evoked a memory stretching back over 70 years.

Tuesday, 25th September 2007, 10:10 am
Updated Friday, 28th September 2007, 10:03 am

Barbara Rushby has sent the club her best wishes, recalling 1935, when a team from Dinnington reached the cup's first round proper for the only time in the town's history.

Barbara, aged 89, of Highfield Nursing Home, had good reason to remember that cup run. Her late husband Bill was at the match and kept a record of the team who were beaten by Chester.

"He was just 16, he wrote down at the players and their positions from that day," said Barbara.

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Bill's report was forwarded to the club by Barbara and sent on to Dinnington Resource Centre.

On Saturday Dinnington Town are at home to Cheadle Town. The team, under manager Steve Toyne, stand three wins away from making it to this year's FA Cup first round proper.

Dinnington Town made their FA Cup debut last month and progressed with a win over Maltby.

Dinnington Town beat Hallam 3-0 in the FA Youth Cup.

But the game was marred when Dinnington midfielder Dave Fredericks suffered a broken leg.

Goals came from Matt Hague, Ben Tomlinson and Lee Turner.