Bolton Senior 4 Wath National 1
Scorers: Shaw, Beevers og, Wright, Shaw (Bolton) Chapman (Wath National).
South Yorkshire Times report – 17/4/36 (Page 11)
In a keen game on Wath Athletic ground Bolton beat Wath National 4-1. The first half was evenly contested. Bolton were the stronger team and just held there own against the wind. The National defenders cleared their lines well but their smaller forwards made little impression on the steady Bolton defence. They had one golden opportunity but failed to turn it to account. Lavarack, Walker and Wroe were reliable defenders for Bolton and had useful assistance from Chaplin and Webb. They were quicker on the ball than the National boys, who were invariably kept well out of shooting range. Holman failed to press these defenders as he might have done. Smith, the diminutive outside-left, showed plenty of pluck, but Walker’s experience stood him in good stead. At half-time there was no score. Almost immediately after the restart the National lads surprised Bolton by taking the lead. Clayton giving Chapman a good pass and the winger cut in to score a neat goal. For a time Bolton were a little erratic and played into the hands of the National defenders. A weak clearance saw the game take a marked change. Shaw, Bolton’s lively little centre-forward, snapped up the chance and equalised. Straight from the kick-off Robinson went away on the Bolton left. Shaw was again on the spot and harassed Beevers who helped the ball into the net. Bolton were a vastly different team for the rest of the game. Their quickness on the ball upset the National boys and their defence was far from steady. Robisnson caused trouble with several good centres and on several occasions only the alertness of Rodway kept the National goal from falling. Webb, a hard worker for Bolton, eventually lured the National defence to the right and when he crossed the ball Wright had no difficulty in scoring. Finally Shaw completed his “hat-trick” by accepting a centre from Robinson and cleverly rounding Storey to score.
Mr. W. Hinchliffe presented the Totty Cup at the conclusion of the game.
Thurnscoe Hill 2 Bolton 3
Highgate 0 Wath National 2
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