Mexborough and Swinton Times, April 14, 1939
Kelly does it Again
Shrewsbury drop a point at Tickhill Square
and Lucky to Save One.
Denaby United 1 Shrewsbury 1.
Shrewsbury, who scored a dozen goals on their last visit to Tickhill square, found themselves goalless at half-time in their match on Saturday. Had they had a goalkeeper less sound and surefooted than Swift, they might indeed have found themselves a couple of goals behind.
Much had been seen of a seemingly revitalise Denaby, and Les Williams, leading the line, had a couple of grand shots saved point-blank. Young Newy, drafted in at inside right, put in many a slick touch that more than once troubled the Shrewsbury backs, and Kelly too, got through a good deal of purposeful football in the first 45 min. Shrewsbury were very spasmodic in their raiding. Their sorties, occasional as they were, were mostly confined to the flanks, but J.Williams, playing in an unusual role of centre half, was, as ever, a brilliant and wholehearted defender, and the men of the Gay Meadow made little telling ground.
They were exceedingly lucky when they eventually did go ahead after 18 min of the second half. All down the left Shrewsbury flank tricked Green from his goal and Lello and only to tap the ball into an empty net. As Williams putting through. Thereafter it was all Denaby in a game which rarely rose to great heights, and it was heartening encouragement for much “90 min” work when 12 min after the Shrewsbury goal, a corner came on the Denaby left and Kelly got his second equaliser inside seven days. Denaby fully deserve this, a six point of the season. And to hold a team or Shrewsbury standing was no mean achievement