South Yorkshire Times, November 17th 1951
Denaby Missed their Chances
Punching Power Won
Denaby United 1 Hull City Reserves 3
Hull City reserves heavier punching power won Saturday’s Midland League game for them at Tickhill square. They used it in the 61st, 64th and 71st minutes of a game, surprisingly fast on a heavy ground to beat united 3-1.
Denaby lashed into the picture after a slow start, and for a long period offered the greater promise of goals. Robson of Hull however was early on the mark with tentative shots which Mayhall covered safely. A low drive from Moore forced the Denaby goalkeeper to turn the ball round the post for a corner; Burbanks went near from a solo run and Robson again leaped to a ball for a flying header which romped over the cross bar.
Those were early Hull highlights. To offset them were a near miss by Sarson and Denaby forced a corner on the left, and a perfect gift, beautifully laid on by Wilkinson, from which Wheatley, who appeared to have chance to pick his spot in the net, sent woefully wide.
Missed chances were the key to the story of this game. Sarson, who worked like a trojan, had his misses, though he went far to compensate for them with a shot of the match in the second half, a ball that crashed under the bar and rebounded out before Robinson had time to know what had happened.
Even then United was first to score, WHEATLEY, making amends for his earlier lapse by registering in the 59th minute, only seconds after Sarson had been almost home. Two minutes later RYAN got the equaliser, three minutes BURBANKS fastened onto a loose ball and scored a gem of a goal and in the 71st minute MOORE set the seal.