Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 13 March 1911
Worksop Whacked At Denaby
Denaby United 3 Worksop Town 0
Denaby United had little difficulty in beating Worksop Town by three goals to none, the visitors throughout the game being the inferior side.
They started a man short, but when the missing player put appearance they failed to improve to any appreciable extent, and Denaby were two goals in front, when Scott, the Worksop goalkeeper, sustained an injury, and took no further part in the play.
Worksop thereafter adopted one-back tactics with considerable success, but the Denaby attack gradually tumbled to the situation, with the result that Moore, the visiting left-back, gave a capital display as an emergency goalkeeper during Scott s absence.
No fault could found with the defence, but the new men in the front, rank were decidedly behind Lang, Dodsley, and Bisby, the old hands.
Lang’s opening goal was a beauty, and got the other two in characteristic fashion.
Worksop were disappointing, but Groves and Davison made a good right wing, and the halves and backs worked untiringly against dashing opposition.
Rotherham Town Checked.
Rotherham Town 0 Mexborough Town 1
Following a run of successes, Rotherham Town received a check on their own ground on Saturday, when Mexbro’ Town won by one goal none, who, however, were very fortunate in obtaining both points. Rotherham had much the better of the game, but their efforts when near goal were painfully weak, though every credit must be given to the Mexbro’ defence, which got through a tremendous amount of work, more particularly the backs Crump and Murray, both whom gave a delightful display. Davidson was the best of the halves.
The forwards, though, were only moderate, with Wathey the youthful outside right, the more prominent. On the Rotherham side Micklethwaite in goal was seldom tested, though not having the slightest chance with the shot which scored. In fact no fault could found with the defence as a whole, but to the inside forwards, who failed unaccountably from the good work of both Pace and Hilton, the two extreme wingers.