Denaby Utd – Denaby 4 Brodsworth 3 – Last Kick put Denaby into Senior Cup “Semis”

January 1956

South Yorkshire Times January 14, 1956

Last Kick put Denaby into Senior Cup “Semis”

With the last kick of the game at Tickhill square on Saturday, in time added for injury stoppages, Albert Gillott scored Denaby United’s fourth goal take them into the semifinals of the Sheffield Senior Cup.

But although there were seven goals in this game with Brodsworth, it was a very mediocre game with Denaby playing a long way from their top form.

Apart from isolated periods Denaby did not play like a Midland League side, their main fault being in sending passes wide of their mark.

Derek Holmes was dropped from the left wing for this game in preference to Oxley, a player recently demobilised from the Forces, and played with the club before joining up.

Before the start both teams stood in silence as a mark of respect for Mr Albert Parry (40) of Tickhill square Denaby who died last week. Mr Parry was a past Treasurer of the Supporters Club and a past member of the Committee.

The game was in the hands of Mr G McCabe, of Sheffield, a League referee.

After a slow start Ron Duggan put Denaby ahead in the 11th minute stop

6 minutes later Brodsworth were back in the game when Toseland beat Williamson.

For the remainder of the first half, play was scrappy and Denaby had to wait until the 60th minute to go ahead, again through Duggan. Eight minutes later Poulson scored a third.

The last 10 minutes produce spirited football from both sides. Eldon (70 minutes) and Law (83 minutes) Scott Rogers and in the last second of the game Gillott scored the decider.

For Denaby, centre half Gray played a very sound game. Newall, a capable goalkeeper, was prominent in the Brodsworth defence and but for his fine work, Denaby might have had two or three more goals.