Denaby Utd – Monk Bretton 6 Denaby 0 – Denaby Custodian injured

1 March 1901

Mexborough, Swinton Times, March 1.

Monk Bretton 6 Denaby United 0

These two teams met at Monk Bretton on Saturday before a moderate company. A drizzling rain fell during the all of the afternoon, and the state of the ground was such as to render good football impossible.

The visitors, who won the toss, chose to play with the slope in their favour. The opening exchanges were decidedly in favour of Monk Bretton, all after 5 min play, made a determined onslaught on the visitors Citadel. The defence was sorely tried, and during the melee Wall, one of the home forwards, collided with the Denaby custodian, with the result that the latter had to leave the field, and the visit played with 10 men up to the finish.

The home team fairly monopolised the play, and the game was barely 10 min old when Taylor opened the scoring for Monk Bretton with a clinking shot. Again the home team press, and Hanson and little difficulty in obtaining a second.

Then Denaby tried hard, and narrowly missed scoring. Monk Bretton easily transferred play and had exceedingly hard lines. Not to be denied, however, a pretty movement by the whole of the forwards ended in Wall, the old Royston man, putting on the third goal.

When half-time arrived the score read: Monk Bretton 3 Denaby 0

On resuming, matters were all in favour of the own team, and they kept the Denaby defence busy. Throughout the whole laugh. Monk Bretton press, and the old Denaby play gallantly in the end they had to suffer defeat to the extent of six goals to nil.

The fourth and fifth goals were scored by Taylor, who played a grand game. Howard the old Barnsley man, and formerly of Sheffield United, scored the six.