Denaby Utd – Denaby 2, Ossett Albion 1 – Good United Cup Win

February 1966

South Yorkshire Times, February 19, 1966

Good United Cup Win.

Denaby United 2, Ossett Albion 1.

The biggest home crowd of the season at Tickhill Square on Sunday – about 300 – may not have expected much of Denaby United’s Yorkshire League Cup Second Round game with Ossett Albion.

Despite the sterling efforts of United’s ground staff and committee, there was an awful lot of mud about. But it did not deter Second Division Denaby, who turned in a hard-hitting display to gain a fine 2-1 victory over First Division Albion.

It was by no means a push-over for United against a side as experienced and talented as Ossett, especially after the visitors took the lead in the tenth minute through centre-forward CAULFIELD.

But their all-out attacking policy was not to be denied, and Denaby had had a handful of near misses from Phillips, Collins and Smith by the time the equaliser came just before half-time. That goal was a fair return for all the work left-half Roy COLLINS put it. His long, sliced shot tickled the Ossett keeper’s fingerprints but gave him no real chance.

United were planed in their own goal area at the opening of the second half, but soon found their feet again as Caunt got his head to a Mike Smith free-kick, only to see a defender head the rebound frantically over the bar.

It was almost on the final whistle that outside left KINGSTON hit a tentative lob that baffled keeper Smith and gave Denaby a ticket to ride – into the Third Round.

Teams and ratings:

Denaby: Hyde 8; Dodd 7, Cox 7; Whant 7, Williams 7, Collins 9; Smith M. 9, Foster 7, Caunt 8, Philips 7, Kingston 7.

Ossett: Smith; Wriggles, Everiss; Harris, Atkinson, Jackson B.; Flint, Jackson A., Caulfield, Ward, Wilby.

Referee: Mr. R. Bowling (Doncaster) 8.