Mexborough and Swinton Times October 4, 1919
Darfield’s Brilliant Victory.
Darfield St George’s 3 Worksop Town 2
Quite the sensation of Saturday’s district Football was the brilliant victory of Darfield St. George’s over Worksop Town, in the English Cup. The Midland League team were beaten by a wonderfully dogged display of grit and good football.
Darfield, winning the toss, decided to play uphill. After ten minutes’ play the Worksop goal began to be severely bombarded, and although Scott, the international, gave a brilliant display, the clever tactics of Sykes were soon rewarded with a first goal for Darfield. Play continued pretty well even for the next fifteen minutes, when Worksop equalised. Just previous to half-time a penalty was awarded the visitors, from which they added another goal Thus at half-time the game stood-2-1 in favour of Worksop.
The second half was more exciting, the Darfield team displaying good form, frustrating many attacks. Ted Illsley and Fred Tunstall called forth the admiration of the spectators. It was not until the closing stages that Darfield got the upper hand, and Turton converted a penalty.
Excitement was great now that the game stood even, and with very few minutes left a free kick was given the homesters, from which Brown scored the winning goal, and put Worksop out of the Cup.
Darfield now after meeting of the Midland League team, Mexborough, also at Darfield, and have high hopes of bringing off another triumph.