Denaby Utd – Denaby 5 Barnsley Reserves 5 – “See saw” Game at Denaby

January 1935

Mexborough and Swinton Times January 25, 1935

10 Goals
“See saw” Game at Denaby
Denaby 5 Barnsley Reserves 5

Spectators at Denaby on Saturday certainly had their money’s worth, when the United and Barnsley reserves shared 10 goals

Denaby make two changes. Boot came in at right half in place of Hemingway and Ellis, who hails from the Barnsley district was tried at inside right

The home team played their best game of the season. Hinsley certain strengthened the middle line and he and Fred Smith were the best defenders on view

Denaby were soon away and after four minutes went ahead through W Smith, who snapped up a well-directed pass from McPhail to score. Encouraged by this Denaby kept Barnsley in their own half, but Brandon was not troubled, and easily saved shops from Burbank and W Smith

Barnsley attacked and Astle had to say from Blight, Finnegan and Fisher in quick succession. From the breakaway Ellis banged the ball in but it hit Brannan in the face of went over for a fruitless corner

After 20 minutes Sheldon passed to Ellis and he pushed the ball to W Smith who gave Brannan no chance with a fine drive

From the kick-off Burbank sent over a well-placed centre for Sheldon to head through

After this demo became careless and boldly reduced the arrears when Bray shot through and a minute later a shot from Fisher was deflected past Astle by Clark

In the first minute of the second of Hinsley sent in a long shot which went just over the bar. The home forwards played splendidly and after 60 minutes Sheldon dashed through to score again

Barnsley rearrange their attack, Chivers moving from left half to centre forward and Finnegan going into the half back line. This change soon brought its reward. Astle fell after soon a highball and Jones dashed in a shot into the empty net

Soon after this Chivers added two further goals to put Barnsley ahead for the first time. The visitors at this point had forwards but they could not increase their lead. The last few minutes were packed with thrills. Firstly on site went near, then the barns afford to give Astle an anxious time. With practically the last kick Fred Smith banged the ball through following a corner

The home forwards put up a fine performance. McPhail and Berman very dangerous air, W Smith led the line with plenty of – and Ellis and Sheldon completed line which plainly good understanding. Although Astle was shaky at times he played well on the whole, while Clarke and Taylor were steady backs.