Denaby Utd – Doncaster Rovers Reserves 2 Denaby 1 – Denaby’s Pluck

April 1936

Mexborough & Swinton Times April 17, 1936

Denaby’s Pluck

Doncaster Rovers Reserves. 2 Denaby 1

There was a crowd of over 2000 at Bellevue on Monday to watch the Rovers Reserves beat Denaby 2-1.

TYhe home team were undoubtably superior, and enjoyed most of the game. Their good play, how ever, was spoiled by wild and inaccurate shooting. Although Doncaster played the better football, yet credit is due to Denaby for the plucky way in which they fought back. It is difficult to criticise the Doncaster team. They were a fine blend, competent in every position. DODD who scored both goals, stood out in the attack, and Dutton among the halfbacks. At back Sharp and Jacobson were always sure. They played a crisp, entertaining game.

Denaby’s attack was rather overshadowed by the steadiness of their defence. Fearnley and Wright were the best of the forwards. The latter scored Denaby’s goal.

In defence Uren and Happs were a splendid pair. Combining better playing more steadily than in recent matches. Denaby did well in the circumstances to lose only by the odd goal in three.