Denaby Utd – Denaby 2  Bradford Res.2 – One of Best Games

13 December 1937

Sheffield Independent – Monday 13 December 1937

Denaby Utd 2  Bradford Res.2

Denaby placed one their best games of the season, and with the Bradford men contributing some delightful football, the game was most entertaining throughout, despite the atrocious nature of the snow-bound ground.

Both sides played a fast, open game, and ball never remained at one end for very long. With the encouragement of an early goal by Stocks, the Denaby forwards played in lively style, with Fleetwood prompting most of the moves. Doyle missed some good chances after the Bradford Winger provided openings. Briggs in the visitors’ girl had a busy time, and saved many good efforts but was beaten again header from Betts.

Near the interval. Downie reduced the lead, and soon after half time Doyle equalised. The Bradford marksmanship improved, and Brookes made some very clever clearances.

Denaby defenders had all their work cut out to subdue Foulkes the right wing, and soma of his work might have been turned better account. But the Denaby men held their own to the end and it was always doubtful in whose favour the game would finish.

It would have been bad luck if either side had lost.