Denaby Utd – Denaby 2 Worksop Town 1 – United Gained Revenge at Tickhill Square

2 January 1960

South Yorkshire Times January 2, 1960

Denaby United Gained Revenge at Tickhill Square

Holiday Spoils Shared with Equally With Worksop

Denaby United  2  Worksop Town   1

Veteran centre forward, Jack Shaw, revelling in the greasy” conditions of Tickhill Square, crashed in two out of-the-blue goals to give Denaby United a narrow 2-1 victory and sweet revenge—in their return meeting with Worksop Town on Monday.

Even more outstanding was the superb performance of wing-half Brian Hirst, a tireless forager. who laid the foundations of victory.

Local boy Hirst has only played three games with the Midland League side, and already he shows promise of being one of Denaby’s most polished players.

Worksop, who lacked cohesion for the greater part of the game, bore little resemblance to the side that beat Denaby 2-0 on Saturday. Play deteriorated in the latter stages, when neither team showed even faint signs of craft,

The visitors were off to a brisk start, but it was Denaby who took a shock lead in the seventh minute. Racing through the mud, SHAW beat two Worksop defenders and slammed a fierce right foot drive into the bar. Still surrounded by a frantic defence, he tapped the rebounding ball past ‘keeper Wheatley.

Turned the Tide

For a brief period Worksop threatened danger with several left-wing offensives, but Denaby soon turned “the tide again. Bearded Brian Slater cut through on his own, but he was brought down a few yards from the Worksop goal, and then Friel set home “fans’ groaning when he blazed yards wide in front of an open goal.

Worksop had trouble in, finding their men, although Calladine and Hughes: moved extremely well. Lindley ‘gave LONGDEN a gilt- edged chance and he equalised for Worksop a few seconds from halftime.

Although Worksop played with, more confidence’ after the resumption, the -Denaby defence was never working all out. Davey saved well from Lindley, then Wheatley leapt high to deal with a Friel cross. Denaby had their narrowest escape when Dean sent – a well-timed 20-yard drive whistling within inches of the post.’

During the dying minutes play became scrappy, but SHAW pierced the gloom when he flashed the ball by Wheatley- to-give Denaby victory in the 75th minute.

Denaby; Davey; Williams (J.), Foster: Hirst, Johnson, Bourne, Sapey; Guest, Shaw,Slater, Friel

Worksop: Wheatley; Marshall, Madison, Hughes, Kelsey, Calladine; Lindley. Ellis, Langdon, Dean, Haythorne