Denaby Utd – Denaby 6 Wombwell 0 – Wombwell routed

April 1922

Mexborough and Swinton Times April 22.

Wombwell Routed

Denaby United 6  Wombwell Town 0

On their day, Denaby United may very well bid defiance to any team in the Midland League, and it wasa day like that on Good Friday, when they faced Wombwell Town for the first time in a Midland League match, and not only wiped out their English Cup defeat at Hough Lane, but rubbed in an entirely new impression, inflicting on their Dearne Valley neighbours the severest defeat that they have yet suffered in their Midland League career.

Denaby fielded the usual team with the substitution of Leslie Hoften for Dick Coope at right back. Wombwell sent over a fair shouting contingent, who, however, went limp longer before half-time, and surrendered all copyright in the local enthusiasm to the weird gentleman in Amber and black on the stand.

Altogether the “gate” was worth £120 gross, which is a welcome improvement.

The game was distinguished by some remarkable goalkeeping on both sides, and Johnson, the Wombwell custodian, came off with six marks against him after having given one of his best displays of the season. Ekins was inspired. He was tested with some murderous shops but he could not fail.

The first Denaby goal came in 9 minutes. Wilson screwed the ball from the goal-line and gave Burkinshaw an easy goal. 5 min later the crowd got their entire money’s worth from a great effort by Hamilton, who came through in his best style, leaving everything standing, and with beautiful ball control gathered himself 10 yards out to beat Johnson hopelessly..

That was the limit of the goalscoring in the first half. But Wombwell were doomed to be thrashed.

Godfrey
resumed the story 3 min after the interval. Wilson set Burkinshaw going, and he put the new Denaby centre in just at the right moment, Godfrey planting the ball just inside the post.

The fourth goal came direct from a corner, Brayshaw, heading straight into the net.

Burkinshaw
got the fifth after a pretty little manoeuvre.

Justaafter this the half-dozen was made up. Hamilton centred almost from the flag and Burkinshaw and Godfrey rushed the goalkeeper, the latter tapping the ball home

Team: Ekins; Hofton and Dawson; Peters, Ballance and Hill; Hamilton, Burkinshaw, Godfrey, Brayshaw and Wilson