Denaby Utd – Denaby 2, Norton Woodseats 1 – Disappointing Finishing

11 May 1968

South Yorkshire Times, May 11, 1968

Disappointing Finishing Marred Approach Work

Denaby United 2, Norton Woodseats 1

Denaby UNITED, on form, are very good. There were some moves in the second half of their 2-1 Yorkshire League win over Norton Woodseats that would have looked in place on a First Division Football League ground.

But they ought to have had more goals than they actually achieved, with a lot of skilful approach work neutralised by bad finishing.

Roger Wood endorsed their supremacy with a 25th minute shot that confounded Norton keeper Garlick.

The home side’s title aspirants quickly establish domination over lowly Norton, with a lot of good forward movement.

The Woodseats defence tended to look shaky, and Garlick had a terrifying preference for punching rather than catching the ball.

Denaby, one eye on Sunday’s match with Farsley Celtic were always willing to coast — but it was mostly the shooting which lacked fire and precision.

Vital forward

Denaby went two up in the 70th minute through Bobby McIntyre. who must be one of the best things that has happened to them this season.

Norton. whose attacking spirits were kept alive by left-winger Scott, pulled one back through Radford in the 85th minute when it was too late for them to do anything but shake Denaby out of their complacency. They are sure relegation fodder


Denaby: G. Smith; Wiggles, Caunt, Pettit, Ainscough, Holden: Cooper, Whittaker, B. Parker. McIntyre, Wood.

Norton: Garlick; Boulding, Armitage: Palmer, Williss, Hudson; Rooney, Radford, Cutler, Brock. Scott.

Referee: Mr. R. Newbon (Doncaster).