Denaby Utd – Denaby 1 Notts County Reserves 0 – Tame Windup

South Yorkshire Times June 7, 1947.

Tame Windup

Denaby U. 1. Notts C. Res. 0

The best thing about Denaby’s final home game in the Midland league on Saturday was the condition of the Tickill square ground. So immaculate was the turf that one could hardly credit that it was the end of the season. Of the play there was not the slightest doubt scrappy, aimless, inconsequential; both sides were the same.

Killourhy gave Denaby a hollow victory 11 minutes from the end with a typical penalty – the ball went one way and Mowl, Notts goalkeeper, the other – but we saw very few spirited efforts. Brown struck a Denaby post. Once the ball bounced the safe side of the upright with Urien beaten, and a Killourhy drive also cannoned away with Mowl defeated, but beyond the few other shots, neither side looked like scoring.

A troublesome wind contributed to the players difficulties, but it was a good thing for the Denaby defences occasional lack of precision that the Notts attack was so ineffective. Windle was his enthusiastic self, but United lacked punch in the centre. Wright was injured and in the second half he and Strachan exchanged places. A Killourhy protege, Wooldridge, brother of Doncaster Rovers player, worked hard at right half.

Mowl was a lively goalkeeper.

Mr. Reg. Freeman, Rotherham United manager, was among the spectators.