Denaby Utd – Denaby 3  Nottm Forest Res 4

September 1957

South Yorkshire Times September 28, 1957

Winner seven minutes from the end

Denaby United 3  Nottm Forest Res 4

Denaby United, set to some extent by illness give a reasonably good account of themselves against the reserves of illustrious first division side, Nottingham Forest, in Monday evening game at Tickhill Square, Forest reserves with more polished side and deserved their 4-3 victory.

Beaten at Park Avenue on Saturday, United have now lost three of their last four matches have an 11 goal scored against them in the process. Verdict at Bradford was 4-0 after a goalless first half.

Hague, Barnes, E. Will were absenteeism and the from the composition of the side beaten at Bradford, and Robert, was brought in at left arm, was injured during the course of the game was able to take little part in the proceedings of the second row.

Denaby held on tenaciously with 10 men and with all the 60 minutes to go and Egan goal made the score 3 all. Like a point saver there were times when winner like a conviction coal was unavoidably allowed a slight rain seven minutes from the end of his splendid speed did the rest. He raced clear from normal staff line to score Forests fourth goal.

Joyce got the first goal for Forest after nine minutes. A couple of minutes later Hutchinson almost put through his own goal for the equaliser, but the ball proved “offspinner” and angled out of the goal mouth shots from Martin T. Shaw before Smith equalised following a corner in the 23rd minute.

Forest went ahead again when Robert and Southall went to the board together in the Denaby goal and somehow to beat Smethurst with it. This “own goal” in the 33rd minute being followed by Forest third in 44th minutes by Joyce – are delightfully taken on arrival. Within half a minute a  Womack pass gave Foster the chance to make the interval score 3-2 .

A tremendous run gave Denaby their equaliser and he game appeared to be ending as a draw until the Simcoe goal seven minutes from the end.

The game was surprisingly skilful considering the difficult conditions.