Mexborough & Swinton Times January 6
The office of penalty-kicker for Denaby appears to have passed from Cowan to Bretnall; we do not know why, for the Denaby centre-half has a genius for the spot-kick. Bretnall took one that gave Denaby a point at Wath on Saturday, and he took another that was good enough for a goal against most goalkeepers, but Carlin´s brilliant save prevented the old Worksop man from taking precedence in the list of Denaby´s scorers. He and Cowan now stand level with nine each.
Denaby failed to redeem their Challenge Cup humiliation when they met Wath in the return Midland League match on Saturday, but at least they have the satisfaction of taking three points from their young neighbours, which is one more that they managed last season. It was a penalty goal that did it, but on the whole they were entitled to a division of the spoils.
It was the first check that Wath had experienced since the holiday season opened, and they can look back on this Christmas and New Year with great complacency, for it has brought them nine points from five matches, and appreciably improved their Midland League standing. Their latest victims were Gainsborough Trinity, who visited Wath on New Year´s Day, and did well to run the result, to an odd goal.
Denaby United 1922 – 23