Sheffield Independent – Monday 11 October 1937
Denaby United 2 Scunthorpe United 3
After establishing an odd goal lead after a hard fight the first half, Scunthorpe manage to hold on to it throughout the second half, although playing without Proctor, inside left, who damaged a shoulder.
Actually. Scunthorpe finished with nine men and Denahy with ten, for Stocks (Scunthorpe) and Shenton (Denaby) were ordered from the feel late in the game. Denaby’s attack was upset by the introduction of two trialists. (Gregory centre-forward) and Haywood (left wing). neither of whom justified inclusion. But there was plenty of snap about the Denaby movements in sharp contrast to the delightful footwork of the Scunthorpe men.
The visitors took an earlv lead through Proctor, but then, for a spell, the more direct methods of the Denaby forwards, with Massarella and Cartwright outstanding, gave them command.
Two quick goals came from Gregory and Massarella, and Earnshaw in goal, had a very warm time .
But near the interval the visitors came again and for once their artistry brought results. Wilkinson, far the most progressive forward, equalised, and then Lewis burst through to score a third.