Denaby Utd – Wath 2 Denaby 0 – A Shock at Wath – Beaten by Improved Team

October 1925

Mexborough and Swinton Times October 10, 1925

Exit Denaby
A Shock at Wath
Beaten by Improved Team

Wath Athletic 2 Denaby United 0

One of the cleanest cup ties played at Wath was that against Denaby last Saturday. There was an absence of anything approaching unsportsmanlike play, and was full of excellent football. Hargreaves was a tower of strength in the home front line. The game was only 14 minutes old when Shaw passed to Hargreaves, and Bromage was beaten with a beautiful shot.

Prior to this, from a freekick near the home goal, taken by Skeels, Brown tested Whitaker with a fast low shot. Bussey, with only the home custodian to beat, sent high over. There was little to choose in the attack of either team for the first quarter of an hour, during which Wilkinson on the home left, Andrew for the visitors, were conspicuous. Fern, in his 1st cup tie was very cool and on several occasions broke up the home attack. From one clears the ball cannoned off Hargreaves, but Bromwich deftly recovered and cleared from Dick Shaw who followed up.

Windle was playing a good game at centre half for the visitors, and for a time Wath could make no headway. A weak clearance by Wheatley looked dangerous for Wath, but Dennis step back and cleared. Bromwich kept his goal intact until the interval when the Athletic led by the odd goal stop

On resuming Wath kept up the pressure for some time. Bromwich in clearing from Dawber did a clever little bit of juggling with the ball stop Denaby then attacked vigorously, and corners, were frequent, and the home team could not get the ball away. It was somewhat of a comfort to hear a Denaby supporter remark, “Denaby’s never scored from a corner this season.” And so it proved again.

At length Leach relieved, and Wath took up the attack. A minute from the close Rippon picked up a centre from Wilkinson and placed Wath’s victory beyond doubt. Although Denaby won the “rubber” in the last three matches between the two teams, and they tried hard on Saturday, they were up against an improved team, and Wath thoroughly deserved the victory.

The “gate” realise £76 odd.

Team: Bromwich; Taylor, Redfern; Brown, Windle, Croot; Skeels, Fawdon, Wilkes, Bussey, Drew