Denaby Utd – Denaby 1 Houghton Main Colliery  2 – Big Blow for Denaby

11 October 1920

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 11 October 1920

Big Blow for Denaby

Denaby United  1 Houghton Main Colliery  2

It was a severe shock to Denaby United to beaten 2-1 on their, own ground by Houghton Main Colliery. The surprise occasioned by the result was, not confined to the supporters of Denaby either.

Denaby were the superior side, but Houghton played a harder and more vigorous game. The visitors opened the scoring after about half-an-hour’s play, Marsh putting through a scramble in the goal-mouth.

Maden equalised a few minutes before the interval, and Moore scored what proved to be the winning goal soon alter the resumption.

Hodgkins who was tried at the outside-right position, was the best of the home forwards.