Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 02 May 1898
South Yorkshire League.
Denaby Parish Church (Holders) v Mexborough West End.
The above teams, who were the winners the No. 1 and No. 2 Competitions of the League respectively, met in the final on the Hexthorpe ground, on Saturday, in wretched weather, and before a poor company.
In the first the play was about even, though neither team played anything approaching football, and Mexborough scored a decent goal, and had hard lines in not adding another, a good shot hitting the crossbar.
On the resumption Denaby were aided by a strong wind, which had sprung up and from a poor goal-kick by Kitchen, Hardy equalised with chance shot, while soon after in a similar way, Hughes placed on the winning goal
Denaby Parish Church 2 Goals.
Mexborough West End 1 goat
The cup, which is usually presented to the successful team in the orthodox manner, is in want of renovation, the treatment meted out by its last keepers being none of the gentlest. It will consequently be presented upon some future occasion