Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Friday 24 February 1911
Denaby United Win
Denaby United 2 Gainborough Trinity 0
Rough weather spoilt this fixture at Denaby yesterday. The home team introduced a new right back in place of Jackson, recently transferred to Sheffield United. Denaby made several other change, and play with the wind, and nearly all the play, but the congested character of the Trinity defence showed the home forwards few openings.
The wind was the master of the situation, and play provided few incidents of note. Trinity occasionally broke away, but Denaby did nearly all the attacking, only to find the visiting defence very determined.
Once a mistake by Floyd let Denaby in, Odell managed to scramble the ball away with the own forwards on the top of him.
At length in a Denaby attack a Trinity back handled, and from the penalty Joe Westwood gave Denaby the only goal of the first half.
In the second portion there were, periods of heavy rain, and Denaby, with a single goal load, had a hard task. But Trinity could not make much impression upon the home defence, while the Denaby forwards made a far better show against the elements than Trinity had done in the first half. Thompson brought off splendid double-barrelled save from Foxall, and Denaby then changed the venue. Dudley being responsible for a fine solo run and shot which culminated in Lang putting on Denaby’s second goal.
Trinity attacked with redoubled energy and Co-drove a great free kick in, the ball twice hitting the home crossbar before it was cleared. For Denaby two of the new men on trial, Hanwell at inside left, and the right back, created a favourable impression. Hanwell, indeed, was extremely tricky.