Denaby Utd – Denaby 1 Manvers Main 0 – Surprise Goal Beat Manvers.

November 1942

South Yorkshire Times – Saturday 28 November 1942

Sheffield Challenge Cup

Surprise Goal Beat Manvers.

A surprise goal ten minutes from the end gave Denaby United a 1-0 win over Manvers Main, last year’s cup winners, in the second round at Hampden Road.

Play throughout was very scrappy and the game was one of the worst seen at Mexboro’ this season. Both sets of forwards lacked combination and dash, and defences had little difficulty in clearing attacks. Denaby had the most chances but lacked a marksman, and sadly missed Ardron, their centre-forward who was working.

They were assisted by Jack Barker, former Derby County and English centre-half, but he did not have a very good game. Manvers were without Morrallee and Raynor, who were playing with Grimsby Town. Early In the first half Phillips, Manvers outside-left, sent in a good centre, but Brown’s shot hit the Denaby goalkeeper and rebounded into play. End to end play ensued until half-time. In the second half Connell, Denaby’s leader, missed a glorious chance from less than 15 yards out, his shot being well wide of the goal.

Denaby missed several easy chances after this. Ten minutes from time LANGFORD, United’s right-half, centred the ball, but Blaney, in Manver’s goal, misjudged the height, and it entered the top of the goal. Wilkinson (right back) and Ryalls (inside-right), played well for Manvers.