Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 13 February 1911
Denaby’s Improved Form.
Denaby United 4 Leicester Fosse Reserves 1
Despite the fact that Denaby have recently lost some of their best players, it is possible they are playing better than ever.
They gave a convincing show against the Fosse Reserves on Saturday, and were quite good value for the four goals to one win. They were superior every department to the visitors, and quickly getting into their stride, were always dangerous.
Fosse on the contrary were disappointing. They lacked the dash and earnestness purpose conspicuous in the colliers, and as a consequence failed to follow- up opportunities. They were excellently served in goal by Dane, who played splendidly. Swan and Lester, too, worked hard, but could not be expected hold Denaby’s forwards and halves.
The team’s real weakness, lay in the middle line. The forwards were fast and clever, but shot badly. Denaby were great in defence, the halves hard workers, and the forwards on the top of their form. Dodsley, Lang, and Fitton being the pick.