Mexborough and Swinton Times September 3, 1926
Bromage’s Good Work.
Denaby Fail Only in Finish
Gainsborough Trinity 2, Denaby United 0
Gainsborough. – Walker; Scott; Brown, Ashton, Hetherington, Harris, Lawrie, Watts, Shaw, Jukes, Raby.
Denaby. – Bromage; Taylor; Hunter; Johnson, Ogley, Windle, Lee, Parkinson, Pring, Eggleshaw, Skeels.
Referee; C. Overton, Lincoln.
At Gainsborough on Wednesday Denaby put up a capital game against the Trinity, only better finishing winning Gainsborough the match.
The first half was evenly contested, Denaby opened strongly, but Gainsborough pressed near the interval. In the first few minutes Walker cleverly cleared 3 threatening situations brought about by the skilful work of the Denaby left-wing, Gainsborough got the lead in the first 12 minutes, Jukes, the former Mexborough centre forward, scoring with a cross shot. For a brief period after that Denaby had the better of the play and determinedly attacked but their finishing was faulty, at the end of half an hour’s play they deserved to be level, for twice they were wrongly pulled up for offside when the right wing had a good opportunity.
Denaby still held their own in the early stages of the second half, but Walker was very safe. The Denaby halfbacks by skilful anticipation, often broke up the Gainsborough attacks, but as the second half advanced Gainsborough exerted more pressure and Bromage cleverly handled several shots from Ashton and Jukes, 20 minutes from the end Gainsborough lost Shaw, who left the field injured after a collision with Bromage, and returned limping. In the last four minutes Gainsborough were awarded a penalty kick, but Bromage made a splendid save. He was beaten a minute from time by Shaw from a centre by Raby.