Denaby Utd – Denaby 7, Swallownest M.W. 1 – Let This be a Warning

14 February 1970

South Yorkshire Times, February 14th 1970

Let This be a Warning – Say Prolific Denaby

Denaby United 7, Swallownest M.W. 1

Swallownest M.W. were sunk without trace in the Tickhill Square mud on Saturday, as Denaby United sounded out a seven goal warning to all their Yorkshire League championship rivals.

Swallownest came to the Square confident of giving Denaby a fight, after a fine performance in holding Bridlington Trinity to 2-2 the previous week.

But it never quite worked out for them, and all hope was lost when Denaby put three in the net (v, in a ten minute spell just after Ler the restart.

This fine win puts Denaby in a handy position in the league, three points behind the leaders with fifteen matches to play.

Soon Two Up

Denaby United opened well were two up after a quarter of an hour—although Swallownest hotly disputed decisions which brought about both goals.

Claims that the ball had been cleared were dismissed by the referee when Pete Pettit forced the ball over the line after Sumpner’s header had hit the bar. Then the visitors’ defence stood appealing for offside as Ken Bowden ran through to add the second.

Constant Action

Swallownest ‘keeper Green was in constant action for the remainder of the half, and the few attacks which ‘Nest mustered were beaten off without too much trouble.

Winger Taylor might have pulled one back, but the through ball came fractionally too late and he was given offside.

If Denaby had threatened to overwhelm the visitors in the first half, they carried out the threat with ruthless efficiency in the second half.

Roger Willey notched a quick-fire hat-trick, scoring two fine opportunist headers from crosses from Sumpuer and England. And taking a through bail Green for a cheeky goal

Tosh England slammed a shot in to the roof of the after Wiggles had put the ‘Nest off balance by stepping over the ball, and Pete Pettit scored a second when the ball cameto him  from a goalmouth scramble.

Simple One

In between time, Swallownest winger Eagle slid in a goal with the home defence wide open, to make the score a little more respectable.

It was Denaby’s best, performance for a long time, with  Sumpner and Roger Wiley tantalising the opposition