Denaby Utd – Denaby 3, Lincoln City Res. 1 – Goal-Shy Lincoln Difficult Proposition

4 February 1950

South Yorkshire Times February 4, 1950

Goal-Shy Lincoln Were a Difficult Proposition

Denaby United 3, Lincoln City Res. 1.

Saturday’s gate of just under 3,000 saw a less attractive game than the smaller crowd of a week ago, who saw the match with Boston. This verdict was not so easily achieved. Denaby won because they knew how to convert their chances into goals; Lincoln went away pointless because they didn’t.

Lincoln, who have fallen below Boston in the Midland League table, played objective, attacking football and proved a far different handful for Osborne, Lee, McGuinness a n d Co. Matthews will be his own severest critic for missing two with openĀ  chances early in the game and indeed, there were very few goal threats to Payne in the Lincoln goal, before Saxton put Denaby ahead in the12th minute. Osborne made the goal with one of those characteristically accurate passes, and the centre-forward passes of converted his chance smartly and efficiently.

Saxton‘s second goal of a second 11 hat-trick in successive matches came after 28 minutes and the third was delayed until the 75th minute, when Boardman turned a losing bail into a winning chance, winged it one to Woods, and the wingmen unselfishly crossed the ball for Saxton to score when he might easily and justifiably have taken the shot himself. Mayhall could do little about Lincoln’s goal four minutes from the end. It was a combined move between Morgan and the final shot came from Morgan.