Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 11 September 1911
Denaby United 1 Lincoln City Reserves 4
Denaby’s weakness, against Rotherham Town, was painfully apparent in their match with Lincoln Res., who got the better of the argument by four goals to one. Denaby were well served forward, but many chances were missed, and in this respect Lincoln showed much greater enterprise.
Lang and Waldon tried very hard, but Dawson was a passenger. The halves were weak, Douglas and Hill especially showed little method. As a consequence. Marshall and Swinbourne had lot of work to do.
Batty headed a fine goal after 25 minute, and Lang with the chance equalising from penalty had a good shot, brilliantly stopped by Goldsboro, the 18 year-old Sheffield who will do Lincoln some good. The other goals came from Foster’s centre on the right wing. Platts and Gerry (two) scored, and made Denaby’s discomfiture complete
Dull Play at Chesterfield.
Chesterfield 1 Mexborough Town 1
The Chesterfield – Mexborough match on the former’s ground was chiefly notable for weak forward play. Both sides were fault, and the result was that in the open field play was dull. Chesterfield, thanks to strenuous work at half and a good defence, had rather the better of the argument, but the forwards rarely looked like performing their share, and the scoring on either side was largely a matter of accident.
A penalty awarded to Chesterfield in the first half was converted by Strettle and the same plaver equalised in the second half by accidentally diverting the ball, from free kick, through his own goal. This was the only flaw in a really good defence which he shared with his new partner Gilbert and Summers.
On the other side, Crump and Murray did excellently at back.