Denaby Utd – Denaby 1 Grimsby Town Reserves 3 – Grimsby’s Fine Recovery.

10 April 1911

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 10 April 1911

Denaby United 1 Grimsby Town Reserves 3

Grimsby’s Fine Recovery.

Grimsby Town for the second week in succession captured valuable points in the Don Valley. Yet at one time their visit Denaby looked like throwing them out of the championship race for at half-time Denaby were not only leading by the solitary goal scored (Jackson’s), but the home team had up to that period played by far the most dashing football.

Indeed, with the Grimsby backs unusually shaky during Denaby’s persistent onslaughts, the wonder was that the Villagers were not three up at the interval, for well as Lonsdale shaped in the Grimsby goal —and he was temporarily hurt trying to bring off a daring save—the Denaby forwards won opportunities only fritter them away close quarters.

But Grimsby wore galvanised into fresh life in the second half. The knowledge that Wednesday Res. might make a slip against Chesterfield stirred the Fishermen to a great recovery which resulted in Gordon, Hudson, and Huxford finding the net and putting Denaby in the dumps. But Denaby hardly deserved to lose 3-1 margin, as the “Villagers” strove desperately for the equaliser and the issue was in doubt to Huxford’s closing minute goal came along. It was a good game, and one thoroughly enjoyed by the spectators.