Mexborough and Swinton Times April 22 1927
Montagu Cup Final
Goldthorpe’s Easy Triumph
Goldthorpe United 3 S. Yorkshire Chemical Works 0
A glorious morning brought an even larger crowd than usual to the Hampden Road ground Mexborough on Friday morning, but they were not rewarded with a particularly good exhibition of football.
Goldthorpe were easily the better team. The Works best efforts are made in defence, but the Goldthorpe’s forwards could have got many goals by just a little more steadiness in front of goal, and a little more power in their shooting. In the last they were painfully weak.
There was a period in the first hour, the Works had a chance to make a fight of it. Also were attacking most of the time then, but a sudden burst by the works forwards got a flying centre from Walker and a flying header from Lionel that narrowly missed open the scoring.
A certain nippiness forward was the Works chief asset and hope was lost in a totally crudeness in passing in the second half. Goldthorpe’s one goal interval lead should be multiplied at least 6 times. Shaw was easily the outstanding footballer, his footwork, passing and message showing the more by contrast with the general crudeness.
The best bit of football in the game of that which led to the scoring on the first goal. Shaw took the ball past four opponents and slipped it neatly forward to Goodman. Goodman as neatly slipped it beside to Hadlington, and his shot was in the right quarter.
Early in the second half Goodman headed a second after Hadlington had badly mulled an excellent opening Goodman made for him. Shortly afterwards Hadlington scored again, and on that occasion he again nothing to do but put the ball in the right place after Goodman served him with a perfect pass. Goodman ladies line quite well and also for short flashes of real message – almost always ending, however in atrocious finishing.
The cup was presented at the close by Mr GH Cooper Goldthorpe, vice president of the Mexborough FA to Adlington, the Goldthorpe goalkeeper and captain.
Community singing before the kick-off was led by the Goldthorpe ambulance band, and conducted by Mr A.S. Burrows. The band also played at the interval, and at the Mexborough – Wednesday match of the same ground in the afternoon
Goldthorpe Team: Hadlington; Jefferson, Wilcox; Nicholas, Hardwick, Finlay; Netherwood, Shaw, Goodman, J Hadlington, Chivers