Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 15 April 1929
Frickley Check Potential Champions.
Mansfield Town, the potential champions, received a partial check on Saturday, when Frickley Colliery drew one each on the Field Mill ground. Ill luck dogged Mansfield throughout the whole of the game and it culminated in Williams saving the game for the visitors with last minute pot shot. Mansfield, after being well held in the first half did almost all the attacking in the second, the Frickley goal having many hair-breadth escapes. When Mansfield eventually scrambled the ball into goal the point was disallowed- Grice (B.) scored for Mansfield in each half and Pagden notched Frickley’s first goal.
Mexborough Athletic, with several positional changes, found Newark stubborn opponents Hampden Road and the home team only gained the victory virtue of a goal from Davis, scored in the early stages of the second half. That Mexborough’s margin was so narrow was due the fine goalkeeping Healam. Shaw, in the unusual role of centre-forward, Davis and were prominent for the home team, and for Newark, in addition to Healam, Fisher, Lowe, and Hoddinott shaped well.
Although was absolutely devoid of goals, the game between Rotherham United Reserves and Denaby United produced numerous thrills for the thousand spectators. Rotherham had fully three-quarters the play the first half and they were complete masters in the second, but did everything but score. Bottrill and Atkinson were Rotherham’s outstanding forwards, and Reed. McCormick, and Best played well m defence. Denaby were best served and by Riley, who was making his first appearance with Denaby this season.
At Nottingham, Notts County Reserves beat Wath Athletic by 4 – 2. Taylor (2), Maw, and Keeling scored for Notts, and Murden and Skeels for Wath. Wath played a much better game than the score suggests. There were plenty of exciting moments in the match, Skeels twice deserved to score, apart from the goal he got. The Notts combination was slightly better than that Wath, but the latter were persistent and deserved to draw.
For the second week in succession Chesterfield Reserves beat Worksop Town by the same score. 2 – 0. Their second victory was Central Avenue. There was one goal in each half. Worksop strongly protested against the first one. Yarwood had delivered a hard drive on the bar when the ball rebounded. Shepherd touched it over the goal-line into the net, but the Worksop play cars claimed that Shepherd was standing in the net when the ball struck the bar. The second goal was scored by Whetton.
In a thrilling game, York, York City beat Wombwell 3—2. Roberts made many strong runs, one of which enabled to open the City’s account after Jones had hit the post. Crowshaw scored for the visitors. The second half was full of thrills, for Cowie was in splendid form. Roberts scored for the city shortly afterward. Banford, a prominent forward in the visitors’ line, got the equaliser, but added his second for the City just before the end.
Shirebrook recorded their first away win this year when they beat Loughborough Corinthians 3 – 0, on Saturday. Wainwright, the Shirebrook goalkeeper, was the hero of the game, for he made many splendid saves, sometimes from point-blank range. Shirebrook deserved their victory, for they were much better in front of goal than their opponents. Binns led the Shirebrook forwards in fine style. The halves and backs were excellent, particularly Boston and Gregory back. Mercer, Binns, and scored for Shirebrook