Midland league Results – January 4, 1932

4 January 1932

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 04 January 1932

Midland League Leaders Have Good Day.

Belle Vue “Derby” Brings Easy Home Win: Boston Maintain Improvement.

Saturday’s Midland League programme produced another crop of goals, but no change in the leadership, for the four leading clubs all secured full points, Grimsby and Nottingham Forest away from home.

Boston continued their run of success, beating Wombwell at Boston by 3 – 2. Save for a brilliant display Boston in the first ten minutes, neither side reached its best form. Davis netted straight from the kick-off and added a second four minutes later. Briggs (two) equalised, but O’Donnell recovered the lead for Boston in the second half.

Denaby’s Nine Changes.

Denaby United made nine changes for Chesterfield‘s visit, yet were beaten 4 – 1.

Chesterfield were on top throughout. After 35 minutes Dolman, the goalkeeper, went off with dislocated finger, and Machent took his place. Dolman came back after 20 minutes, but played at outside-right.  Walker (two). Frith, and Urvyin scored for Chesterfield, and Adam for Denaby.

Hull City Reserves fully deserved their 5 —2 home win over Mexborough. The home team were far superior in the first half, and scored through Raleigh (three), Banley, and Wassell (own goal). Mexborough did much better in the second half, however, and Wilson, who was the best forward the field, scored twice. Oxley and Wheatley were outstanding the visitors’ defence.

A one-sided game at Park Avenue ended in Bradford Res. beating Scunthorpe United 6 – 0. Scunthorpe were outplayed in every department and, but for bad finishing by the home forwards, would have conceded more goals. Morton (three). Geldard (two), and Clayton scored for Bradford. Scunthorpe’s outstanding players were Bromage and Cross.

After an hour’s play at Oakwell, Bradford City Reserves were leading 5—0, but Barnsley Reserves rallied and scored three goals. Stott, a former Barnsley player, gave a clever display on the City right, and did well on the opposite flank. City were quick on the ball and took their chances.

Holmes and Rodger, the home backs, received poor assistance, while Whiteley was the pick of moderate attack. Ridyard, who sustained an injury and went forward, scored twice, once from a penalty, and Whiteley also netted. City’s goals were obtained by” Stott (two), Pegg (two), and Medley.

Doncaster Rovers Res. gained a surprisingly easy victory over Rotherham United Res, and were no means flattered the 6—1 margin. The side was strong all round, with CritchIey outstanding in a  attack which moved confidently and showed punch near goal. Rotherham, on the other hand, failed with several easy chances. For Doncaster Yeardlcy (three), Rorrison, Beresford and Martin scored, Hick replying late in the game.

Lincoln City Reserves did not give a very convincing display at home against Nottingham Forest Reserves who won in a mediocre game 2 – 0. With a favouring wind the first half, Lincoln forced the pace, but a weakness in the attack was early evident. Nottingham scored through McKay and Armstrong.


Notts County Reserves, at Meadow Lane, were rather a long time settling down against Newark, but they were distinctly the better side, and the score of 3—1 did not flatter them. Had they shot a little better their win would have been more decisive. Hall scored for Notts just before half-time, and Maw increased the lead early in the second half. Hall scored a third, Cowley replying.