Denaby Utd – Denaby 3 Notts Co 0 – Denaby win in the Mud

April 1922

Mexborough And Swinton Times, April 29.

Denaby Win in the Mud 
Brilliant Performance for Last Home Match.

Denaby United 3  Notts CountyReserves 0

Denaby United at some bad luck for their last home game of the season, for the weather conditions were wretched, and the gate was very poor. The game was worth a Betty gate, for it was quite good, and Denaby gave a brilliant display in defeating Notts County reserves by three clear goals.

The ground was in a fearful state, and large pools of water were found in many places. Rain fell almost throughout the match and conditions were very miserable.

Denaby registered three goals in the first half without reply and no further scoring took place.

The Denaby team were without Ashton and Kennedy, and Hoften played right back, on account of Coope´s suspension. The forward line turned out as usual. The players wore black band on the arm, in memory of Chris Welch, a former member, who was killed at Manvers Main the previous night.

The home team were having the best of matters the first half and after 80 min play, placed themselves ahead. The first call was not a billing one by any means, Burkinshaw scored with a nice drive, and Street seemed to be taken completely by surprise.

The second goal came after 35 min, and was the result of a throw in near the corner flag. From the throw, the ball came out across the goalmouth, and Burkinshaw, in front of goal and in easy range, missed iit. The defenders also failed to hold it, and it went out to Hill who, with a powerful drive from long range, banged it home.

In the last minute of the first Wilson received from Hamilton, and scored the best goal of the match with a splendid shot.

That Denaby were the better team was doubtless, and the victory was fully deserved this

Team: Ekins; Hofton and Dawson; Peters, Ballance and Hill; Hamilton, Burkinshaw, Godfrey, Brayshaw and Wilson