Midland League Results – November 30th, 1931

30 November 1931

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 30 November 1931

Midland League

 Notable Scoring Feat by Loughborough Man.

Scoring was exceptionally heavy in the Midland League on Saturday, 39 goals being obtained in the seven matches. Home clubs got 28 against 11, and all the points but two.

Although Mexborough Athletic were defeated by 6—2 Bradford Reserves at Park- Avenue they put up one of the best displays by a visiting team seen on the ground so far this season. They did not deserve beaten so heavily by the leaders. Mexborough had a lively forward line, in which Bungay was always the alert for opportunities. Their chief weakness was in defence, although Best made some remarkably good saves.

Harwood (three). Dickinson, Kilcar, and Geldard scored for Bradford, and Bungay (two) for Mexborough.

Wombwell, though defeated Chesterfield by 2—0, created most favourable impression before 2.000 onlookers. The scorers were Irwin and Beedall.

Ward, in the visitors’ goal, was covered by backs in Hobson and Hopkinson who never shirked a tackle with such lively wingers as Gibbs and Irwin. Crossland, was the pick of the half-backs, and the best, forwards were Briggs, Barber, and Waring.

For Chesterfield. Cochrane was outstanding. Wright played a. great game at. back, and Helliwell frequently found touch with the men in front of him.

Denaby United were outclassed at Grantham. who won by seven yoals to two.Wigginton (four), Hoddinott (two), and Morris (penalty) were the successful marksmen for the home side, whilst Newman gained both Denaby’s goals.

Re-shuffling improved the Lincolnshire side. Morris, transferred from centre-forward to outside-right, was conspicuous with excellent dribbles and admirable centres, several of which brought about the downfall of Denaby’s goal, in which Brannan did well.

Four Goals Sullivan.

A notable scoring feat by Sullivan, who got four goals in the second half of the match at Lincoln, saved Loughborough Corinthians a valuable point. Potts. Smith (own goal), R. S. Thursby. and Atkinson scored for Lincoln.

Potts, amateur inside-right from Louth, gave very good show for Lincoln.

Doncaster Rovers Reserves deserted to beat Mansfield Town Reserves at. Belle Vue. but they only drew 1 —1, due as much to their own weakness as to the excellent display given Staples in goal. Rorrison beaded a neat goal for the Rovers after half hour, and near the end Jenson profited a misunderstanding in the Rovers’ defence to equalise. The Rovers were the better-balanced side, tho halves being particularly strong, while for Mansfield, Staples, Phcenix, Staniforth, and Small were prominent.

Nottingham Forest Reserves were strongly represented against Bradford City Reserves at Nottingham, and won without unduly distressing themselves by four goals to one., Clark and McKay scored for Forest, in the first half, and Brown and Simpson in the second, before Pegg got one for Bradford. T

On he day when the directorate had issued official warning that unless financial aid was forthcoming before December I9rb, the club would have be wound up. Boston won their first victory for several weeks, beating Frickley Colliery 4—1 at home. The Lincolnshire side were flattered by the margin, Fricklly doing particularly well in the second half. Earle (two). Davis, and O’Donnell scored for Boston and Gibson lor the visitors.