Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 03 January 1910
Denaby United 4 Mexborough Town 1
As was anticipated, Denaby United on their own ground, avenged their Christmas Day defeat at Mexborough.
The result, a victory by four goals to one. was certainly decisive, and on the play generally the margin does not over-rate the superiority of the winners, who adapted themselves best to the bad conditions, and in the first half, during which they made the issue safe, played football in which wide passing and clever close work were intermingled to advantage.
Mexborough had the bulk of the play in the second half, but their attack was again sadly lacking in finish, and the introduction of Dawson into the front rank did not solve the problem, which is a source of anxiety the club officials. Neither was Lowe a good substitute for Murray (like Nimrod, of Denaby. under suspension) at right hack, and the team as a whole struck a bad patch.
Denaby almost wholesale changes, five alterations being made in their team, panned out well. In Dodsley they have apparently secured a good outside left, and their new right wing, composed of Hartley and Butler, look like doing well.
Swinbourne, too, gave a good exposition at right back, and it evident that Denaby have capable reserve strength to fall back upon