Mexborough & Swinton Times January 11, 1935
Sheffield Senior Cup
Local rivals at grips
(Denaby 2, Goldthorpe 1).
Goldthorpe put up a strong fight and gave Denaby many anxious moments before they passed out.
It was typically cup tie football and W. Finney’s goal from a free kick two minutes after the start, though giving Goldthorpe great hope, did not save them.
It resulted in a series of infringements mainly against Goldthorpe, who, with the aid of the wind, grimly held their lead while Denaby, just as grimly, fought for an equaliser. Kick and rush tactics, with touches of individualism became the order up to the interval.
For a period after the resumption Denaby showed up better after throughout deserved to get on terms, W. Smith being the scorer. Then play fell again to the low standard of the first half, occasionally brightened by good work, and during one such period Hemingway scored what proved Denaby’s winning goal.
Both teams, at periods, showed themselves capable of playing attractive football, but the determination of each to win at all costs resulted in a scrappy game. None of the players distinguished himself, though ward, in the Goldthorpe goal, was cold and resolute. L. Finney and M. Clarke, the Goldthorpe backs, were stronger than Stevenson and Clarke. The Goldthorpe centre-half, W. Finney marked good work but rough tactics.