South Yorkshire Times September 22, 1951
Denaby United 0 Goole Town 1
A summary of Saturday’s 1- 0 defeat by Goole leaves the entire accent on Geoff Mayhall. Agile and sure for the whole of the ninety minutes, he has rarely given a better display at Denaby—and he has given many.
The goal that beat him, five minutes from the end, came when Coop put in a shot as he fell, several yards out. Jack Williams bounded across goal to clear, the ball struck his leg and was deflected out of Mayhall’s reach.
It was an entirely lustreless first half, Goole were, if anything the more workmanlike side, with Myers and Wilson active wingmen and Boulton a good inside-left, A Showler-Cooling inspired move rounded off by Rowney was the nearest Denaby went to scoring.
There was a lack of punch in the forward line and Goole were often in Denaby territory in the second half. Inches robbed Beanland of a flying header and United were lucky when a miskick let in Wilson whose shot rocketed only inches wide of the post