Denaby Utd – Denaby 11 Kimberworth 1

12 January 1900

Mexborough Times , January 12.

Denaby United 11 Kimberworth 1

The above match was played at Denaby on Saturday, before a moderate number of spectators. Rain was falling when Kimberworth, having lost the toss, set the ball in motion. They at once took up the attack, and Whitehouse had to clear his lines in a hurry. The home team, with the wind and rain in their favour, next came away in a line. Goodlad tried a shot, which was beaten away by the visitors custodian. Several shots were put in by the home forwards, and finally Hardy put the ball into the net in fine style. Still continuing to monopolise a play Goodwin centred and Goodlad further increased the score. Shortly afterwards, Lawley, with a long dropping shot put on the third goal for the United.

Kimberworth, nettled at these reverses, took the play into the home quarters, and after several attempts, were at last successful in beating Whitehouse for the first time.

Two more goals were scored by Ryans, and shortly before the interval Goodwin notched the sixth.

On resuming, Kimberworth pressed, and for a while the home defenders had a lively time.

Eventually, the visitors were forced back, Goodwin putting in several smart centres, one of which Goodlad converted into a goal. Ryans on another occasion, put in a smart run, and although he was hampered by two opponents he was unable to put on another goal. Whitehouse brought off a brilliant save at the other end performing a similar feat while on the ground. Play after this was chiefly confines to the visitors territorially, Goodwin putting on the ninth goal.

Two more goals were scored, and when time was called the score stood at Denaby United 11, Kimber worth 1

The collection, which was to be made, in aid of the Army Reserve Form was, on account of the wretched weather, postponed until some future date. This action, under the circumstances, was exceedingly wise, as there were only about 40 spectators on the ground.

There is no doubt that if the collection is postponed until January 27, the committee will be able to realise a handsome sum, for upon this particular date Conisborough St Peter’s, are due to play the home team.