South Yorkshire Times April 11
Lack of Method spelt Denaby´s Doom
Denaby United 2 Arnold Town 3
What the novelist would call a web of destruction,woven byArnold’s virile forward line had Saturday’s match at Tickhill Square neatly parcelled up well before final whistle and sealed Denaby’s defeat.
Though thehome sides couldfairly well claim that they could have scored five instead of two, it would surely have made little difference for they could not match Arnold’s flair and cohesion.
It is true that within 20 minutes Grierson had missed a penalty and had seen a scorching shot tipped round the post by Lievers, but then things started happening to Arnold and with 30 minutes gone Aldham lobbed over a floating centre, which Topley stabbed past Hough. 10 min later Topley added a second goal from Aldham’s snappy pass.
Denaby were still to be reckoned with, and almost onhalf-time, after attack following attack had broken down through lack of coordination, Coleman reached high and banged the ball past Lievers as Arnold defenders failed for once to contain Cox and Wharam on the left.
The second half saw Denaby still plugging away, but never producing play of the calibre shown by Ainger as he ran through defence, beat Hough with the centre to find Topley. There was no mistake about the centre forward’s hat-trick goal.
Save when Clifton, lying deep in his own half, broke out on his own, the Arnold goal looked like staying intact until Grierson
took a well-deserved goal, blustering the ball over Leivers feet 5 minutes from the end. But this was no more than a gesture of defiance
Team: Hough 7; Whant 6, Wright 6; Ainscough 6 , Jones 6, Grierson 7; Roebuck 6, Coleman 7, Clifton 6, Cox 7, Wharam 6