Denaby Utd – Denaby United 2, Hallam 0

2 May 1970

South Yorkshire Times, May 2nd, 1970

Denaby Put Stopper On Hallam Run

Denaby  2, Hallam 0

A wonderful team performance on Saturday from Denaby United, highlighted by a goal in each half from. Dick Sumpner, put a halt to a fine run by Hallam.

Without Peter Pettit, who broke his nose against Bridlington Trinity on the previous Thursday, United Set about their task admirably and played better than they had done for Many weeks.

Denaby’s win was particularly impressive in view of the fact that Hallam had beaten high flying Bridlington Trinity a week earlier. The first goal came when Sumner picked up a through ball just outside the penalty area and sent a deadly accurate shot well out of the reach of the Hallam goalkeeper.

This goal set United firmly on their way to victory and they were not in. the mood to let the lead go now.

When Hallam did attack they found the Denaby defence in uncompromising mood. They did a fine job in taming Hallam inside left, and scorer of about 40 goals this season, Peter Ellis who was given very little room to move in.

Special mention must go to Trevor Allen for a splendid performance and to Dick Sumpner for fine opportunism.

Sumpner’s second goal came when a move from a corner involving England, Willey and Sapey caught Hallam on the wrong foot and ‘left Sumpner with an easy chance.

If Denaby did have a failing it was that their superiority warranted more goals, and several chances went begging. But Denaby needn’t worry about this for the problem is much more noticeable with other clubs than with them.