Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 01 December 1930
Barnsley Reserves Beat Mexborough 13 – 2.
A Club Record.
For the first time in the long history of the Barnsley club, fifteen goals were scored in a game at Oakwell on Saturday, when Mexborough were the victims of Barnsley’s marksmen.
Harston, the former Wednesday man inspired the attack, scoring three goals in the first 15 minutes and added two more. The other Barnsley scorers were Ridyard (2), Gibbs (2), Storer (2), Patterson, and Proudfoot. Mexborough, although outclassed, fought gamely and Bungay and Hakes scored in the second half. Despite the wretched conditions Barnsley’s forwards revealed clever combination. Gibbs was a persistent raider and Patterson had a big hand in the avalanche of goals. James, a young goalkeeper tried by Barnsley, made two splendid saves. Bungay was occasionally prominent in Mexborough’s attack, but the defence could not cope with Barnsley’s skilful forwards.
Shirebrook, who lost 4—2 Grimsby Reserves on Saturday, had many chances of maintaining their unbeaten home record, but weak finishing proved their undoing. Grimsby adapted themselves to the wretched ground conditions better than Shirebrook, and were speedier and altogether more business-like. It was not until the last 20 minutes that Shirebrook reproduced anything like their usual form, and then they put on two goals within five minutes, and looked like equalising until Craven added fourth for Grimsby. Craven (2). Dodd, and Glover scored for Grimsby, and Morris and Kaye for Shirebrook.
Denaby Catch Grantham on Form.
Denaby United were beaten 4 -0 at Grantham, where the home side gave as fine a display as they have served up for many a day. The return of Sullivan, after some weeks’ absence, was a rare stimulant, and the old Notts centre forward worked in capital harmony with the newly-constituted wings. Sullivan got the ball home on three occasions—all real gems—whilst Stevenson, lately secured from Hartlepool, to fill Keeton’s place—now- with Sunderland—cleverly outwitted the defence’ to register fourth. Denaby showed pluck, but they ran up against a team at the very top of their form.
Chesterfield Reserves scarcely deserved to be beaten at Valley Parade by Bradford City Reserves by 4—1. For three parts of the game they were as good as their opponents, and it was only in the last quarter of an hour that the home side gained the upper hand. Jarvis kept a good goal for Chesterfield, whilst Hargreaves at centre-half was the outstanding player. Bicknell and Hall were the pick the winners. Scorers for Bradford were Hall (5) and Smith, and, for Chesterfield, Wilson.
Good Win for Boston.
Adapting themselves better the wretched conditions, Boston beat Frickley Colliery 3—2 at South Elmsall. Rain fell continuously, and the ground resembled quagmire, but the match was contested at fast pace, with Boston, showing more opportunism, slightly on top throughout. Frickley’s backs cracked,” but Calvert gave superb display in goal and saved his side from much heavier defeat. Robinson was the pick a smart set of Boston forwards, and scored twice, Weale adding the third, and Tucker and Whiteley replying for Frickley.