Denaby Utd – Denaby 5 Barnsley Reserves 0

18 November 1907

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 18 November 1907

Denaby Find their Form

Denaby United 5 Barnsley Reserves 0

Denaby United, after an absence of five weeks,, reappeared at home to produce telling form against Barnsley Reserves, who were thoroughly beaten by five goals to none.

It was the first time for a month that the Denaby defence held through a match with a clean certificate, and satisfactory as was this, with Lawley. the captain, re-appearing as partner to Marshall, the spectators derived even greater pleasure from the work of their forwards, which was full of sparkle and fire. So strong and persistent were Denaby’r attacks, with Ball and Speight particularly clever on the left-wing, that the Barnsley defence failed to stem the tide of disaster that set in against them.

Thorpe, in spite of the score, did creditably in goal, but both Crump and Johnson did not cover him any too well. In a word, Barnsley were outplayed, and Denaby’s form was of such good quality to make their recent run of non success inexplicable.