Denaby Utd – Denaby 3 Swallownest 0

16 February 1900

Mexborough times, February 16.

Denaby 3 Swallownest 0

At Denaby, before a moderate attendance, and in miserable weather.

Cartwright and Ted green were absentees from the home team. A.Whiteout and Freeman filling the vacancy. The homeXI put the ball’s through in the first few minutes, but this point was disallowed. The visitors were never really dangerous. Continuing to have the best of the midfield exchanges, the home team kept their opponents hemmed in, but they failed to penetrate their defence, owing to weakness in front of goal. The game looked as miserable as the surroundings, and half-time arrived with a clean sheet.

The second of was some15 minutesold when Denaby forced a corner which was nicelytook by Whiteout and Goodlad headed into the net.

They were soon running around the visitors citadel again, a rasping shot by Ryan’s testing the custodian, and the ball went out to Sheldrake , who returned it at express speed, the goalkeeper having no chance whatsoever.

The home team kept up the pressure. Hardy (the goalkeeper) being amongst the forwards. One of the visiting backs began to assist the goalkeeper by deliberately knocking the ball out and G Hardy took the penalty. The goalkeeper saved. S

hortly afterwards Lawless scored a third goal with a long shot. From now to the end of the game. The own team were very aggressive, but no further scoring occurred.