Denaby Utd – Denaby 1 York City 2 – York Complete Double

April 1956

York Complete a “Double”

Denaby United 1 York City 2

In the return match at Denaby on Easter Tuesday, York completed the “double” with a 2-1 victory.

Watching the match from the stand, York manager Sam Bartram must have been pleased with his team’s display. They had the edge over Denaby throughout the game and ex-Sheffield United player McNabb put in a brilliant display of artistry at the inside and outside left berths.

Denaby, on the other hand, had a weakened side through injuries in early Easter games. They were further handicapped by an injury to the right back, Hague, who played half a game on the right wing.

However, taking these things into account, Denaby could not compete with the slick York movements and were very weak in finishing. In the second half centre forward Ron Duggan was well placed on three occasions but shot wide twice and headed past the post.

The torrential downpour just before the start affected the attendance and made their surface slip away. However, in the 11th minute York took the lead when Wilkinson hit a cross from Marlow 30 yards out, the ball sizzling into the net as though jet propelled.

A minute before the interval Morgan equalised. Paulson passed to him from a indirect freekick in the York penalty area and Morgan shot through a barricade of your players.

Kelshaw scored York’s deciding goal in the 65th minute.