Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Tuesday 03 January 1928
Sheffield Challenge Cup.
South Kirkby Beat Darfield at Third Attempt.
South Kirkby 4 Darfield 0
Darfield and South Kirkby having met twice previously in their efforts to settle their Sheffield Challenge Cup tie, great things were expected when they faced each other for the third time on the Ardsley Athletic ground yesterday.
To that extent the spectators were greatly disappointed. Darfield gave a very poor display, and South Kirkby were not as good side when they forced draw Low Valley on Thursday of last week; this in spite of the fact that both were supposed to have stronger sides.
The thaw had made the going heavy, and the conditions were quite different from what had been experienced in the previous matches. It was a test of stamina rather than of skill. Not once did Darfield seem to settle down, but South Kirkby were always alert and eager to shoot. South Kirkby pressed from the start, and after the Darfield backs had constantly miskicked —Shaw was a great offender in that respect—White gave South Kirkby the lead.
Cox added a couple before the interval. Martin increased the lead in the second half.