Denaby Utd – Ready for Southport – 11 Keen and Confident Men (pictures)

18 November 1927

Mexborough and Swinton Times November 25, 1927

Denaby United

Ready for Southport
Eleven Keen and Confident Men

Arnold Birch of Grenoside has had long experience with Chesterfield in the Third Division, and has also played with Wednesday. He now lives at Denaby, and is playing as well as ever.

Matt Taylor, of Swinton, is already yone of the best-known of our local footballers. But for an accident on the field over a year ago he would probably have gone into, higher class.

This is his sixth season with Denaby, and his current form is convincing.

Albert Edward Hunter of Sheffield, formerly played for a spell with Brighton and Hove in the Southern Section of the Third Division.

This is his second season with Denaby, and his form is attracting the attention of the scouts.

Joseph Goodison, of Sheffield, was formerly a regular member of the Worksop Midland League team, and is in his second season with Denaby.

He has just returned from after an injury, and at Boston jumped back to his best form.

William Ogley of Castleford, captain of the team, had a long association with Castleford Town when they were members of the Midland competition and has played a good deal in Welsh football.

His play this season is quite worthy of the Football League.

“Paddy” Windle, of Silverwood, was one of the mainstays of Rotherham in early days, and later played with Frickley.

He has had three seasons with Denaby and is among the three best left halves playing in Midland League football at present.

John Clegg a Dearne Valley Old Boy, who played in that now famous district school team that included Jack Wilkinson, Radford, Claire Hugh.

He did not settle into the Wath team, but a month ago he returned to the Denaby team to show better form than ever, and is now one of the most likely members of the Denaby attack to cause Southport trouble.

Hetherington, of Rotherham, a former county schoolboy, played with Shirebrook, and then went to Mexborough, lost his form and was transferred to Denaby. He has not yet recovered the form that brought him under notice at the beginning of last season while at Mexborough, but is a fast and clever player who should do well.

Wroe, Birdwell, caught the eye of Barnsley at one time, when he was making a mark in Barnsley district junior football.

He has not struck his best form in the last two or three game, but is capable of much better things, and is very fast and a good shot.

Ben Johnson, of Brodsworth, another of the several clever young players Denaby have recruited from the Brodsworth club. Though small he is a brainy player who holds his own with the big fellow much more often than not.

Dick Kelly, a local man, went from Denaby to Frickley, but returned to gain a regular place last month in the Denaby Midland League side.

He has not played so well in recent games but he has formerly proved himself a first-rate shop, a daring raid, and a clever opportunist.