Denaby Utd – Stocksbridge 1, Denaby 4. – Second-Half Goals set Cup-Tie Alight

September 1965

South Yorkshire Times, September 11, 1965

Second-Half Goals set Cup-Tie Alight.

Stocksbridge Works 1, Denaby United 4.

Eight goals in two matches tell their own story of Denaby United’s new-found scoring power that swung into top gear again on Saturday to demolish Stocksbridge Works hopes of future progress in the FA Cup.

Denaby simmered through the first half, promising much, but achieving little against a home side that was giving nothing away. Then an early second-half goal by Stocksbridge brought United to the boil and four excellent goals by Kelly (55 minutes), Smith (65) and Williams (57 and 87) settled the issue in decisive style.

Stocksbridge impressed as a solid, hard-working side, but their attacks, built up with some intelligent ball play, never really got underway and often broke down at the crucial moment through the vital careless pass.

Their efforts deserved the reward of the 48th minute goal by left back Myles, who forced home an accurate freekick by Graham. The outside left, and his opposite number price, often not dangerous but Cox, Whant and Dalton shone in the Denaby defence to neutralise much of the danger.

Kelly shines

Denaby centre forward Kelly, the most improved man in the United side had, like Williams, hit the bar in the first half. There was no mistake, however, after 55 minutes when the two combine to equalise. Williams, unstoppable as ever, fought the ball through the home defence and lobbed it to Kelly, who had no trouble pushing home the equaliser.

10 minutes later Kelly brought the ball down the wing. He was robbed, but Toyne was able to sweep the ball into the centre to the head of Smith. The inside right timed his head of perfectly and Hammond had no chance.

Kelly’s speed and keenness made Denaby’s third goal two minutes after that. Sprinting on to a seemingly impossible ball on the goal-line, he centred for Williams to make it 3-1. A minute later Jolley hit the stocks bridge bar, then Whant shot just over and Hammond did well to save a Kelly shot.


Stocksbridge bravely counter-attacked and had Denaby packing their own half. The effort came to nothing and almost on time Smith chipped the ball through to Williams, who casually lobbed in the fourth over the head of the helpless Hammond.

One last appreciative word for the state of the pitch at Bracken Moor. The turf what a picture and would do justice to many a football league club.

Teams and ratings:

Stocksbridge: Hammond (7); Butcher (6), myles (7); Smith, B. (7), feels send (6), Blakemore (6); price (7), Davison (6), good Hall (its), Walker (6), Graham (7).

Denaby United: Hyde (7); Foster (6), Cox (8); Collins (7), Dalton (7), Whant (8); Jolley (7), Smith (8), Kelly (9), Williams (8), Toyne (7).

Referee: Mr F. P. Oates, Huddersfield (7).