Denaby Utd – Scunthorpe Utd 1, Denaby 0 – Exit by Single Goal

October 1947

Mexborough and Swinton Times October 25, 1947

Denaby’s Exit from English Cup was by Solitary Goal

Scunthorpe United 1, Denaby United 0

Denaby United gave Scunthorpe United’s 6,000 supporters at the Old Show Ground plenty to worry about—and Scunthorpe plenty of jolts-in their F.A. Cup match, but the home side were able to snatch the victory by a second half goal by Rowley, their inside, right.

Disappointing Exchanges.

A respectable number of Tickhill Square supporters, encouraged by Denaby’s previous Midland League success over Scunthorpe, went over to cheer the side along, but, generally, it was a disappointing game.

Denaby opened the game out in grand style and there were some anxious moments in the Scunthorpe goal, but Denaby’s attack failed to control the lively ball.

Play was from end to end, and twice the home side, through Wallace and Crack, shot over the bar and Cowley also had to save smartly from Norris, but the best effort so far came from Osbourne, on Denaby’s right wing. His header was only just wide of the post.

Towards the interval Scunthorpe were more in the picture, but play did not reach great heights. The defences were on top and the players did not make the fullest advantage of scoring opportunities. The second half saw an improved standard, and after Killourhy had missed a good chance for Denaby. Rowley obtained the only goal of the match.