Denaby Utd – Denaby 3, Notts Forest Reserves 1 – Denaby’s Second Half Rally.

April 1947

South Yorkshire Times April 26, 1947

Denaby’s Second Half Rally.

Denaby United 3, Notts Forest Reserves 1

‘The better the side, the better Denaby play,’ said a supporter after this match at Tickhill Square on Saturday, and if Denaby’s performance against Forest is anything to go by, this is certainly a true statement.

There were times when play was scrappy and occasions, especially during the first half, when Forest gave every indication that they might pile on a heavy score, but Denaby revitalised the game after the interval and for a long period it was all theirs.

Forest were a lively side and it was a fine achievement to defeat them; Collins and Brown were quite a handful on the right wing, Gunn was a bulky, troublesome centre-forward, and Ward a very safe goalkeeper.

Killourhy, however, was a grand marshal, and Ball and able deputy, and though the Forest crossed over with a goal lead, obtained by COLLINS after 15 minutes, the result of a defensive slip, Denaby did not leave their supporters in doubt very long. Inside 12 minutes of the re-start they were 3-1 on top, all grand picture goals.

Two minutes after the resumption STRACHAN drew Ward out of goal and banged the ball home; three minutes later Wright back-heeled to ASQUITH, who made no mistake, and to round off the scoring KILLOURHY scored his 22nd goal of the season seven minutes later.