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1925/26 MIDLAND LEAGUE FINAL TABLE

  P W D L F A Pts
1 Mexborough 40 25 7 8 111 53 57
2 Mansfield 40 23 7 10 120 94 53
3 Boston 40 21 10 9 98 43 52
4 Lincoln City Reserves 40 20 10 10 102 57 50
5 Denaby United 40 20 7 13 95 63 47
6 Wath Athletic 40 19 9 12 98 72 47
7 Scunthorpe United 40 19 9 12 86 78 47
8 Newark Town 40 16 9 15 94 88 41
9 Alfreton Town 40 17 7 16 99 102 41
10 Loughborough Corinthians 40 17 5 18 86 82 39
11 Worksop Town 40 14 10 16 82 82 38
12 Wombwell 40 14 9 17 73 89 37
13 Long Eaton 40 14 8 18 82 94 36
14 Grantham 40 15 6 19 71 94 36
15 Sutton Town 40 15 6 19 68 102 36
16 York City 40 14 7 19 74 94 35
17 Gainsborough Trinity 40 13 8 19 58 85 34
18 Shirebrook 40 14 4 22 81 106 32
19 ILKESTON UNITED 40 12 7 21 57 91 31
20 Frickley Colliery 40 11 7 22 61 99 29
21 Castleford Town 40 10 2 28 62 130 22


1925/26 MIDLAND LEAGUE RESULTS
DATE OPPONENTS RESULT SCORERS
AUG 29 Castleford Town L1-2 VALLANCE
SEP 1 MANSFIELD TOWN D2-2 BIRD 2
SEP 5 Shirebrook L0-5
SEP 7 LONG EATON W5-2 VALLANCE 2 (1PEN), BIRD, SMITH, SHOOTER
SEP 14 Long Eaton D0-0
SEP 23 Mansfield Town L0-4
SEP 26 BOSTON D0-0
OCT 31 SHIREBROOK W3-2 CHAMBERS, WHARMBY, RADFORD
NOV 7 York City L0-3
NOV 14 Lincoln City Reserves D0-0
NOV 28 Sutton Town L1-2 SMITH
DEC 5 WORKSOP TOWN W1-0 SHEPPARD
DEC 25 Loughborough Corinthians L2-6 RADFORD, CHAMBERS
DEC 26 LOUGHBOROUGH CORINTHIANS L1-2
DEC 28 Newark Town L0-7
JAN 4 Mexborough L1-6 WHITE
JAN 9 GRANTHAM L1-4 SHEPPARD
JAN 23 GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY W3-2 BIRD 2, SMITH
FEB 6 LINCOLN CITY RESERVES L3-4 S.ROBINSON 2, VALLANCE (PEN)
FEB 13 Alfreton Town L2-4
FEB 15 Denaby United L0-6
FEB 20 Grantham L0-2
FEB 27 Frickley Colliery L0-5
MAR 6 MEXBOROUGH W1-0 BAGSHAW
MAR 13 FRICKLEY COLLIERY W2-1 LANE, VALLANCE (PEN)
MAR 15 DENABY UNITED D2-2 LANE 2
MAR 20 SUTTON TOWN W6-0 S.ROBINSON 3, DAVIS 2, FAULCONBRIDGE
MAR 22 SCUNTHORPE UNITED D1-1 S.ROBINSON
MAR 25 Worksop Town L0-3
APR 3 ALFRETON TOWN W2-0 WEBSTER, SMITH
APR 6 Boston L0-2
APR 10 WOMBWELL L1-3 FAULCONBRIDGE
APR 12 Wath Athletic D1-1 S.ROBINSON
APR 15 Scunthorpe United L1-4 FAULCONBRIDGE
APR 17 Wombwell L1-2 BAGSHAW
APR 19 YORK CITY W2-1 FAULCONBRIDGE, ?
APR 21 Gainsborough Trinity L0-1
APR 24 CASTLEFORD TOWN W5-0 S.ROBINSON 2, BRADLEY, BURTON, FAULCONBRIDGE
APR 26 NEWARK TOWN W3-0 S.ROBINSON 2, CUDWORTH
MAY 1 WATH ATHLETIC W3-0
notes:
sep 1: 3000 gate
dec 5: the match, won by ilkeston thanks to ted sheppard's last gasp goal, inspired the following verse by "touchwood":
at ilkeston on a frost bound ground
played ilkeston united
and the seasoned worksop "tigers" found
a home team quite delighted
for the latter won from a well-tried foe
(who had recently done very well, sirs)
by a single goal (just ONE to go)
the luck you never can tell, sirs
the play was fierce, and when half-time came
the score stood at nought to nought sirs
but later on, with a clever game
a terrific struggle was fought, sirs!
and the underside of the bar was hit
by a splendid shot from white, sirs
and sheppard returned, and did his bit
which ended a splendid fight, sirs
feb 27: ilkeston go bottom.


1925/26 FA CUP RESULT
ROUND DATE OPPONENTS RESULT SCORERS
PR SEP 21 HEANOR TOWN L2-3 VALLANCE (PEN), WHIT