Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 06 November 1911
Denaby’s Welcome Win.
Denaby United 3 Grimsby Town Reserves 2
The exceedingly poor crowd at Denaby hardly expected the colliers to gain the honours in their match with Grimsby Reserves, especially after Thursday’s debacle at Leicester, and the manner in which the Fishermen opened the game.
But Denaby showed marked improvement, the re-shuffling of the forwards having had a good effect. After a shaky, commencement they played with rare dash.
Denaby fully deserved the points. With Shepperd giving the first goal away, and Lang equalising from a penalty, Denaby were afterwards always the more dangerous. Both lines of forwards, however, shot badly, and many good chances went a begging.
Lang gave them the lead with a beautiful cross shot, while after a sad mistake by the home defence, which led to Rampton equalising’ Dodsley gave them the lead again. Grimsby came near equalising in the last minute, the home goal having a wonderful escape.
Denaby were well served forward and in the half-back line, but the defence was “rocky.” Grimsby fell away completely in the second half.