Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 25 March 1912
Denaby United Go Close.
With a little steadiness in the forward line, United might easily have shared points with Grimsby Reserve Saturday, for the Fishermen only just managed to scramble home by the odd goal of five in the last few minutes of play.
The game was no means a great exposition of football. Both sides were more vigorous than scientific, and the brightest feature of the play was the work of Brown, the Lincoln youth, on the home right wing.
Wednesday “Whacked” at Mexborough.
Wednesday Reserve must have rarely been in so unhappy mood they were Saturday at Mexborough, where they gave away the advantage they had gained the previous week at Owlerton.
They lost —three goals to none—a game of which they never had decent grip. There was no cohesion about the side and their attack fell an easy prey to Mexborough’s bustling halves.
They gave away a goal early in the game, Tomlinson scoring from a penalty, and fell further behind just before the interval, when Connelly headed home smartly a centre from Tomlinson, these two men making up a capital left wing, and giving Tyler a hot afternoon.
Mexborough’s third goal was farcical in character, and everybody except the referee seemed to know that the ball was fisted through by Bolton, the home centre.