Denaby Utd – Denaby1  Peterborough United  1 – Never Work Harder For Less Reward

7 January 1950

South Yorkshire Times January 7, 1950

Denaby Will Never Work Harder For Less Reward

Denaby United 1  Peterborough United  1

Denaby United’s virile attack, their tails up after seven points from four holiday games, took over almost the whole of the first half in this game with Peterborough on Monday, and I hazard a guess that never again this season will they work harder for less reward.

Playing at astonishing speed on soft ground, they swept time and time again into the Peterborough goal area; calculated sorties executed with a skill which deserve better results than a ball striking a defender almost on the goal-line, shots sailing away from the bar or scrambled away in hectic scrambles. I heard comment after the match that steadier shooting would have brought would have brought brought results, but I feel that to be rather an unfair criticism, because it takes no account of the man of the match – Moulson in the Peterborough goal.

Moulson stood out any shoulders (literally and figuratively) in this first start bombardment. It was as fine a display of goalkeeping as we have seen at Tickhill Square this season and Denaby need no reproach.

The chances to have produced a match winner came in the second half when, strangely, Peterborough came much more into the picture as an attacking force. Peterborough in spite of their long “crowded hours” of defence, were an attractive side and looked extremely dangerous at all times. Denaby had nothing to give away, and their territorial supremacy was their warmest tribute.

It was an all-round team display, brightened in its achievement in that a reshuffling be necessary due to the injury absence of Charlie Lee.

Bernard Saxton, got the equaliser in the 63rd minutes to Peterborough’s first-half goal  by Martin. He will no doubt be his own severest critic that he twice in the second half completely missed his kick with Moulson at his mercy.