Denaby Utd – Mar 10th – Worksop Town 0 Denaby 1 – Brilliant Form at Worksop

March 1923

Denaby’ s Fine Victory
Brilliant form at Worksop
The ex-champions beaten

Worksop Town 0 , Denaby United 1

To Denaby belongs the honour of smashing Worksop home record, for, at Central Avenue yesterday (Thursday). They defeated the “tigers” by the only goalscored. As a matter of fact, it was on January 1, 1921 when Lincoln city, playing their first team, winning by five goals to four, and went on to win the championship, that Worksop last lost at home. It is no exaggeration to say that Denaby United, on yesterday┬┤s form, surprised everybody themselves included, and, at the end of the game, the small band of visiting supporters could not conceal their delight. Let it be said at once that although the actual goal was rather lucky, the visitors were full value for the points. The side played superb football fore and aft. There was not a weak spot in the team, although the extreme wingers were occasionally somewhat unconvincing, and were apt to stand offside. Worksop were beaten, not because of their own shortcomings, but because they caught Denaby in an irresistible mood. It is true Worksop were without their right half, Simmonite, this can be no excuse for their failure, for his substitute never made a single serious mistake. The all important goal came 15 min after the interval. Johnson the home goalkeeper, took a goal kick which landed at BURKINSHAW’s feet, and “Josh” promptly returned it into the net before Johnson could get back.

Worksop were in need of a clever campaign, particularly forwards. Not one of the five seemed to know what the other was going to do, but the “Reds” and their backs had them in a vice. On the other hand, the Denaby attack worked in a pleasing unison, and what was more important, they were not afraid to shoot, and yet it must be confessed that their marksmanship was poor, even allowing for the fact that they were up against a sturdy defence.