Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 30 October 1911
Mexborough Town, for the second Saturday in succession, proved superior to Castleford. who were well beaten by 4—2.
Considering past performance and the fact that the two teams meet at Castleford in the English Cup Competition next Saturday, the visitors were very disappointing.
There was plenty of interest in the game, but the attendance was not large. Mexborough showed very marked all-round improvement, being much better balanced and stronger in every department.
It not until Castleford were three goals in arrears that the West Yorkshire club really displayed any promise, and with Mexborough slackening up, they managed to put on a couple of goals.
Mexborough’s victory was thoroughly well deserved and had the final figure been more largely their favour, the balance p!av would have been even more correctly indicated. Castleford were completely put off their game by the bustling methods of the home side, whose forwards were always dangerous.
Ex Sheffielder Scores Three.
Gainsborough Trinity Reserve played a freshly constituted forward line against Denaby, and the change was bad for the Colliers.
Bolton a centre forward who has been playing in the Sheffield Licensed Victuallers’ League, showed a capital knowledge the centre-forward game. He kept his position, and played cool football He had three goals to his credit at the close, and was rather unfortunate in not securing a fourth with a tine shot, which struck one of the posts.
With proper training, and a little more speed in his foot work, this man ought to develop into useful player. Berryman, late Watford, also did well at inside left, despite a nasty injury. In fact, the bulk of the forward work was done the two player* named, and beck, who also had trio goals his credit. Coulbeck played a more open game than usual, and was much more effective consequence.