Denaby Utd – Wath 0 Denaby 3 – Denaby’s “Double”

October 1925

Mexborough and Swinton Times October 3, 1925

Denaby’s “Double”
Wath Well Beaten Again

Wath Athletic 0 Denaby United 3

No excuses can be found for Wath’s defeat on their own ground on Saturday. Denaby deserved the victory, and by their 3-0 when they completed the “double” on Wath.

In first half Wath had the help of the wind, but failed to score. In the second half, with the wind and sun in their favour we saw the superiority of Denaby.

The forwards played with more vigour than Wath’s and pressed home every advantage. They did not attempt to dribble through, but “drew” the defenders out. In this way two of the goals came from the wingers. The Denaby five played in the “W” formation with success, while Wath’s forwards were ineffective.

The only dangerous shot in the first half was from Dick Shaw (Wath), and he was an excellent partner for Wilkinson.

Both Skeels and Drew fed their colleagues well, and many of these were taken, but Whittaker dealt with the shots effectively.

After the interval was revealed the skill of the Denaby forwards. In less than four minutes Bussey scored after good work by him and Wilks. A miss kick by Wheatley let in Drew, who followed up the advantage and beat Whittaker.

Until 12 minutes from “time” Denaby played with renewed vigour with Wath powerless to make headway against the Denaby defence. Whitaker played splendidly, however. Skeels and Fawdon broke away and Whitaker saved, but Skeels pounced on the ball and it inside of the far upright, and the ball rebounded into the net.

Team: Bromwich; Redfern, Taylor; Brown, Windle, Croot; Skeels, Fawden, Wilks, Bussey, Drew