South Yorkshire Times May 17, 1947
Denaby’s Luck Was Out
Denaby United 3 Peterborough 4
Denaby were out of luck in their rearranged Midland league match with Peterborough at Tickhill Square last week end. Urien took a nasty fall, punching clear from a crowded goalmouth, the first five minutes, and he had to slip across the Fullerton hospital to have stitches inserted in his lip.
He came back – on the wing – after 35 minutes, and resumed in goal in the second half, but by then Peterborough at pushed home their four goals. This was no criticism of Asquith, who very gallantly deputise for his injured colleague. He never spared himself, and three other goals were good ones. The first one, scored by Bryan after 19 minutes came at him low and hard across the ground, screened by a crowd of legs and the he hadn’t a chance.
Denaby’s luck just happened to be out – and definitely. In the second half, when we had the unaccustomed experience of seeing Denaby struggling for the point saver, both Moseley and Kilhourly had good shop opportunities skied away by an outstretched foot or a fortunate head. Peterborough never looked like scoring again and the Denaby forward line just like that final touch for one (by now) rare afternoon. It was that and stalwart effort by an heavily work defence. Jack Williams played another brilliant game for Denaby, Wright was always on his toes, Moseley a lively forward. Cox and Madin kicked cleanly and well, and were rarely beaten.
This is the story of the goals. Denaby were two up (with 10 men) after 15 minutes through Killourhy and Wright. Bryan reduced the lead after 90 minutes, Bramham scored again for Peterborough after 31 minutes, and the surprise blows which Denaby only partly countered came in the 44th minute, when the opportunist Bramham scored again to give Peterborough the lead and 30 seconds later Brockbank increased it.
Wright got Denaby’s third goal from a penalty after 57 minutes.