Mexborough & Swinton Times, Saturday, October 18
First Qualifying Round.
Wath Pass Out.
Lucky Goal Decides Moderate Game.
Dogged Denaby Get Through.
Wath Athletic 0, Denaby United 1
With Wombwell away from home last Saturday, and Mexborough idle, it was generally anticipated that the Cup draw between Denaby and Wath Athletic would attract a big crowd, and this anticipated that the Cup draw between Denaby and Wath Athletic would attract a big crowd, and this anticipation was fully realised. Excellent preparations had been made by the Wath committee, both at the gates, and with regard to additional accommodation. The gate receipts amounted to £110 17s. 6d., representing an attendance of £4,230. The visiting club supplied a very respectable proportion of the gate. The special train from Conisborough and Mexborough alone brought a thousand supporters, and hundreds came by road.
Wath and Denaby had previously met in the Midland League at Wath, and had drawn. Wath, with four matches, had the same Midland League goal average (7-5), as Denaby with six. The Denaby team included four ex-Wath men: Burkinshaw, Brayshaw, Hawkins and Holt.
The game opened with a hot bombardment of the Denaby goal. Bowen tested Bromage with an awkward shot. Wroe rushed up and put it another. Hargreaves secured from the save, but though Taylor spoiled him Barton retrieved and shot over the crossbar. This first couple of minutes, and the last minute o the game contained more thrills than all the rest. Denaby got down on the left. Ward clearing effectively as Burkinshaw attempted to wriggle through. ????