March 29 – Wednesday Reserve 5 Denaby 1 – Wednesday score 4 in Second Half

1901

Mexborough and Swinton Times, March 29.

Wednesday Reserve 5 Denaby United 1

At Owlerton, before a fair attendance. Denaby kicked off, and at once visited the home quarters, but offside drove them back, and play for a time was confined to the Denaby end, Lawley and H Whitehouse exhibiting a fine defence, with the result that G Hardy was not troubled.

The visitors right wing then transferred the game, Chapman swinging across a fine centre, and after Lyle had saved Allott headed the ball into the net, thus scoring the first point for the visitors.

After some midfield play Wednesday attack smartly, and Beech, taking a pass from McWhinnie, made the score level with a brilliant goal, which gave Hardy no chance whatever.

Smart work by McWhinnie Place the Denaby goal in danger, and only some fine goalkeeping by Hardy kept the Wednesday forwards out. Close on the interval Lyle made a clever save from from the visitorĀ“s centre when the latter appeared almost certain to score.

Half-time: Denaby United 1 goal, Wednesday Reserve 1 goal.

On resuming, play opened in favour of the home side, and good combination ended in McWhinnie, scoring the second goal for the reserves. Shortly afterwards Cole left the field for the second time, his left knee having given way. With 10 men Wednesday kept well in the Denaby half, and Pryce scored with a fast shot, whilst a few minutes later Hardy made a poor save from McWhinnie, and Beech, dashing up, scored the fourth goal for the home team.

A couple of rushes by the visitors front rank saw Lyall clear, and it was not long before the game was transferred, but Lawley and H Whitehouse defended stubbornly, with the result that the Reserves were gradually forced back, T Hardy skimming the bar with a fast shot.

Play was very tame, the home team beating the visitors at all points of the game, though they had only nine men, Topham having left the field. Pryce scored another for the home team before the call of time.

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