Denaby Utd – Denaby 4  Thurcroft Welfare  2 – Didn’t Have All Their Own Way

28 February 1970

South Yorkshire Times, February 28, 1970

Denaby Didn’t Have Things All Their Own Way

Denaby United  4  Thurcroft Welfare  2

Denaby United went one step further towards putting a trophy on the Tickhill Square sideboard on Saturday when they overcame Thurcroft Welfare in this Montagu Cup quarter-final.

But it wasn’t roses all the way for a strong Denaby side, as Thurcroft pushed them all the way and posed a few problems in the first half.

Thurcroft had been on top for ten minutes when they were rocked on their heels by a goal from Pete Pettit, the Denaby wing-half, who scored with a fine header from Colin Sapey’s free kick.

Equal Terms

The visitors hit back and levelled the score before half-time with a goal from a scramble in the Denaby box.

The stage was set for a stern tussle in the second half, but Denaby soon went ahead again when Howard Morley rose to put a header beyond the reach of the ‘keeper.

Thurcroft were still giving an much as they got, and as tempers flared England’s name went in the referee’s book along with two opponents. Then Thurcroft equalised with a tremendous shot from outside the box which had the crowd gasping.

The end to end football kept on, and when Reynolds crossed from the right Morley went up to score his second header.. Denaby finally sealed the match five minutes later when Reynolds scored from the spot after Morley had been brought down.