Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 19 April 1909
Denaby’s Good Wind Up
Denaby United 2 Grimsby Reserve 1
Denaby United brought their home Midland League matches to a close with a victory of two goals to one over Grimsby Reserve, and in so doing maintained the recent run of good form (only one defeat in the last eleven matches), which has had the effect of placing the Colliery Club well the League table.
It was a game of contrasts, Denaby being by far the more dashing side in the first half, and the “Fishermen” generally busy after the change of ends. Yet Denaby, when most pressed, defended mart resolutely, and the victory was deservedly gained by virtue of all round strength. Grimsby at times played pretty football, and the attack had a sprightly turn of speed. Satterwaite was their most thrusting forward, whilst Jenkinson, a player from Kilnhurst, which village seems to be qualifying a prolific nursery for Grimsby recruits, gave a good display at left back.
On the Denaby side Welch, Frost, and Hartley did extremely well.