Denaby Utd – Denaby 1 Chesterfield Town 0 – Denaby Defeat Chesterfield.

March 1911

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 27 March 1911

Denaby Defeat Chesterfield.

Denaby United 1 Chesterfield Town  0

The game at Denaby was not productive of the good football usually associated with the visits of Chesterfield. Denaby deserved their victory, not only because they scored the only goal of the match, but because they played the most dashing football.

The Chesterfield attack was streaky, and never shone much against the homo hacks and half-backs, the two Westwoods and Nimrod being most effective throughout. Had the Denaby forwards only shot with better direction, the home team must have won by a larger margin. As it was, the victory gave great satisfaction the home supporters, who were again none too thickly in evidence.

The only goal the game came midway through the second half. Jack Westwood scoring from free kick.

Lincoln City 0  Mexborough 0

Goalless Game at Lincoln.

On the run of the play Lincoln should just about have secured two points at the expense of Mexborough Town, but the result was a goalless draw.

There was the smallest attendance seen on the Sincil Bank at any Midland League engagement this season, the unpropitious weather accounting for this. The wind blew half a gale, and with this at their backs in the first half the City Reserves were continually pressing. Beech, the visiting custodian, however, was exceedingly smart, and Crump and Murray, the backs, were good form.

After about 20 minutes’ play, Welch was fouled in the Mexborough penalty area, and was injured that he was unable participate in the contest again until the second half opened. The referee awarded the full punishment, but Miller kicked the ball tamely straight at the goalie, who cleared with ease.

The second moiety was more evenly contested, though the Lincoln players were seriously handicapped by the heavy wind.