Denaby Utd – Denaby 1, Notts Forest Res. 1 – Full Value Football

14 October 1950

South Yorkshire Times October 14, 1950

Another Match of Full Value Football at Denaby

Denaby United 1, Notts Forest Res. 1

AN 84th minute goal by inside-left Love earned a, point for Forest Reserves in another stiff battle at Tickhill Square. That United failed to keep them out to the end robbed another excellent performance of none of its merit.

The first half was the testing time, and Denaby’s greatest triumph was in holding a splendid Forest forward line against a boisterous downfield breeze and in underscoring their feat by earning a 42nd minute lead. Credit fell principally to the defence in this half and notably to Mayhall. Playing skilfully as ever, they closed all routes to a constantly probing line, and, concentrating on the left flank of Woods and Edwards, allowed Forest no monopoly of the ball.

ROWNEY’S scrambled goal, was a delightful Edwards-manoeuvred point.

The inside-left beat a challenging Hutchinson beautifully and crossed the ball from the narrowest of angles near the Forest goal line. The excellent Platts came out to the ball, but in the melee Rowney, after one unavailing attempt, made no mistake with his second and the ball was bundled into the back of the net from a couple of yards out.

The second half found its highlight in the saving of a penalty shot by the agile Mayhall. This came after 20 minutes, and for a spell    it brought a raggedness to Forest which had not been evident at any earlier stage of the game. Mayhall featured in another thriller when he went out to challenge Ashman and beat the Forest leader at the expense of a corner, and he earned a second burst of applause by leaping to the corner kick and taking the ball in mid air.

Third highlight Caine at the other end, when Platts, who had reappeared resplendent in a white peaked  cap which had memories of the late departed cricket season -pulled off a brilliant save from Edwards. (), Full marks for the save—and full marks for a beautiful shot.

Yeoman service from Lockwood, when he alone stood between Leverton and Lindley and a clear track to goal, earned further applause and just when it seemed that Forest had “had it” LOVE scored a beautiful equaliser which Mayhall strove valiantly to avoid and for which even the most ardent United supporter could scarce forbear to cheer. All in all, it was just reward.

It was another   match of full-valuefootball; if United continue to serve up this standard there will be nothing wrong with f their League position this season.