Denaby Utd – Wednesday Reserves  2  Denaby 1

29 April 1912

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 29 April 1912

Wednesday Reserves  2  Denaby United  1

Denaby United the Midland League wooden spoonists for 1911-12, were the visitors to Owlerton for the closing match of the season. With nothing depending upon the issue, Wednesday placed an experimental side in the field, only four of the regular Reserves playing. Even then, for the greater portion, Denaby were defending, and it was not until the last fifteen minutes that the visitors’ forwards, with the exception of G. Hill, at outside-right, showed any decent football. G. Hill, on his first half display, is youth of more than ordinary promise, but later on he was seldom given the ball. The work of Swinburne and Dawson, the backs, was the feature of the contest. They were easily ahead of Siddall and Wilson. Individually, Lloyd was the pick of the whole 22, and with Nicholson at centre-half also playing well. Wednesday had a strong pull half.

Mexborough Beaten by Barnsley.

Mexborough  1  Barnsley Reserves  3

Mexborough Town finished their home season with 3—1 defeat against Barnsley Reserve. The game really won and lost in the first five minutes, for in that period Barnsley illustrated the value of a good start by scoring two goals through Wigmore and Roystone. Mexborough’s attack, short of Tomlinson and Wathey, transferred to Notts County, was dashing enough, but not sufficiently resourceful to outwit the good defence of Doncaster, Hall and Wilcox, and a result the visitors still claimed a clear two goals’ lead at the interval.

The second half was notable not merely because of the fact that times Mexborough exerted tremendous pressure and did everything but score, but because the evidence of the revival of football enthusiasm among the club supporters. Not this season had there been so much cheering on the Town ground, and under its influence Mexborough certainly put up a rousing game.

Bolton got a splendid goal for the home team, who, however, could not quite manage to secure an equaliser.