Denaby Utd – Bradford C Res 6 Denaby 1 – Denaby Lose After Bright Start – Worn Down

April 1935

Mexborough and Swinton Times April 5, 1935

Worn Down
Denaby Lose After Bright Start

Bradford City Res 6 Denaby United 1

Denaby United got the first goal when they visited Bradford on Saturday but they were eventually worn down and soundly beaten. Nevertheless the visiting side, which showed a number of changes, did sufficiently well at the start to give cause for satisfaction.

Calladine, who did well in goal, despite the six shots which beat him, was early in action but cleared safely. Ellis and W Smith, who came together in a most effective alliance on the Denaby right wing, then worked the ball up field. Smith swung the ball across to Stainforth, who finished off the move by given Denaby the lead. The ball hit the upright and rebounded into play, but the linesman signalled for a goal and the referee concurred.

Denaby continued to attack, moving with a commendable method, but the inside forwards did not finish well, or the lead might have been increased. Ellis and Smith were outstanding at this stage.

However, Bradford eventually got on terms when Murfin scrambled the ball through. A centre by Sellers brought another goal, Barker scoring. The third goal fell to the home team when a shot from Sellers struck a defender and was deflected out of Calladines reach.

In the second half Denaby showed the effects of their strenuous efforts early in the game. The defenders tired and Bradford were able to add three more goals, Barker (2) and Robertson.

Hinsley shone at centre half and worked hard for Denaby during this period of defensive work and throughout he was Denaby’s most outstanding player. Clarke and Taylor also did well in the Denaby defence and Colleen made a number of smart saves.