Mexborough and Swinton Times April 16, 1926
“Summer is I’cumen In!”
Denaby United 1 Shirebrook 2
Denaby were at home on Saturday for the last time but one this season. The weather was cold and showery and there was a handful of spectators. The game was poor and Denaby were below form, largely because of the absence of two regular forwards through injuries. Trials were given to a couple of youngsters from the York district, McDowell and Hogg. Neither was up to the required standard. Hogg was particularly feeble, and unfortunately was mercilessly barracked – which did not help!
The first half was fairly well contested, but Denaby had rather the better of it. Denaby’s goal came after 15 minutes from Thompson, who ran through on his own and gave Goddard such a warm handful that he could only knock up the ball into the net. The equaliser came about a quarter of an hour later and was originated by Edlington. A cousin of the Mexborough centre half, and easily the best forward on view. Edlington put in a very high centre which Bromage no sooner got than the Shirebrook centre forward, Chilton a big bustling fellow unceremoniously charged him into the net with it.
The deciding goal came 15 minutes after the resumption, Broskom the old Wombwell man, getting clear away, Vollans brought him down as he was about to shoot and Chilton scored with the penalty. A second penalty kick was awarded Shirebrook for an offence by Taylor. But this time Chilton’s shop was more direct and Bromwich easily saved. At the other end Hogg was left with an open goal and shot miserably wide. Though the crowd jeered him it must be said he was not more ineffective than his colleagues.
The Denaby left-wing was decidedly the better. The attack being rather lopsided. The halves worked well but the backs were not too safe. And Bromage had a harassing afternoon. The strength of the Shirebrook team was the big Chambers and the thrustful Chilton, with good wingers in Broskom and every Etherington. After falling behind Denaby went to pieces and the last 20 minutes of the game were uninspiring. Shirebrook were the better team on the game.
Teams: – Denaby United: Bromage: Taylor, Bisby; Windle. Oxley, Vollans; Thompson, Hogg, McDowell, Fawden, Skeels.
Shirebrook: Goddard; Jackson, Tindall; Steel, Chambers, Jones; Broskom, Baker, Chilton. Gibson, Hetherington.
Referee: C. Brown, Nottingham.