Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 9 September 1929
Mexborough Find A Scoring Centre.
Denaby United 2 Mansfield Town 3
Mansfield Town, the Midland League champions, have opened the season in great style with three wins. On Saturday they won 3—2 at Denaby, this following a 4—0 home success over Grantham and an 8—3 win Worksop.
Denaby, surprisingly, had a changed team from that which won 7—l over Staveley Town the previous Monday, and their defeat caused much adverse comment. L. Green (penalty) and Kaye scored for the home side and Staniforth (penalty), Roseboom, and Gibson for the visitors. It was a poor game.
Wath Athletic 1 Newark Town 2
Territorially, Wath Athletic had much the better of the game against Newark and had only themselves to blame for the 2—1 defeat. The forwards were very weak in front of goal. Newark took the load when Hoddinott seized on a chance to swing the ball into the goalmouth for Weightman to score. Skeels was by far the best of Wath’s forwards, and was he who centred perfectly for Hargreaves to head the equaliser—the best goal of the match. Near the end defensive mistake let in Adey to score Newark’s second goal.
Wombwell 4 Shirebrook 0
Poor finishing and weak shooting largely accounted for Shirebrook ‘s 4 – 0 downfall at Wombwell. Otherwise there was not the difference in merit the score would suggest.
At shooting Womb well were great opportunists, and they were rewarded goals from Braysbaw in”tho first half and from Crownshaw, Hutchinson, and Raynor the second half.
A Real “Find.”
Mexborough Athletic 5 Nottm Forest Res 1
Mexborough Athletic have apparently found a fine goal-scoring centre-forward in Wroe, the ex-Ardsley player. An opportunist, he notched four successive goals for his side, after Heald had opened the scoring for the home team, and was the chief factor in Mexborough 5-1 victory. The Forest were much better than the result indicates. For most the second half they were the superior side, with cleverer ball control, but their forwards, good approach work, finished weakly, though Loften, who got the Forest’s only goal, struck the crossbar three times