Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Saturday 15 March 1919
Kimberworth’s Further Success.
Kimberworth supplemented their Sheffield Junior Challenge Cup success by lifting the Mexborough Montagu Cup yesterday, for in the final they defeated Denaby United two goals to one at Mexborough before gate of nearly 2,000 people.
The game was a good and keenly contested one. Denaby pressed hard in the opening stages, though neither set of forwards were allowed within shooting distance. Garthwaite and Spencer initiated some splendidly-combined movements which crumpled up before the Kimberworth halves. Peters, the Denaby left fullback had to be cautioned on one or two occasions’ for questionable play, and throughout the game was marred rough play and doubtful tactics. Sleight created some excitement heading ball onto the upright, while on the Kimberworth left wing Dobson was responsible for some remarkably pretty football, in spite of the fact that Hiachliffe haunted him like shadow. Severns, Denaby’s right-back, frustrated some bustling work Broadhead.
The play was fairly evenly balanced until Garthwaite opened the scoring by placing Denaby ahead from a centre by Foster.
The game now became more exciting, and some hard and fast play was witnessed. Kimberworth’s equaliser came when the second half was about ten minutes advanced. From a centre by Broadhead, Wightman netted easily. Denaby again pressed hotly, but Smelt was tower of strength in the Kimberworth defence, and again and again broke up some well manoeuvred attacks. Dobson occasionally tried long-range shots, and after about minutes’ play in the second half, scored what proved to the winning goal by dropping shot taken near the corner flag.
Result: Kimberworth 0.B, 2 Denaby United 1.
The cup was presented to J. Harrison, the captain of the victorious team, Mr. W. A. Lewis, chairman of the Montagu Hospital Committee.