Denaby Utd – First Practice Match – Promising Talent At Denaby

19 August 1932

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 19 August 1932

Promising Talent At Denaby

Denaby United’s first practice match revealed promising junior talent, and good football was seen.

L. Smith, the 18-year-old full back, who is one of the signed players, moved to the ball with confidence, kicked well, and tackled with sound judgement. The best half-back on the “Reds” side was Robinson who did a lot of hard work very well and furnished Butler, at centre-forward, with some clever passes.

Of the forwards, Bratley of Denaby Welfare United, was mainly responsible for Butler scoring four goals. Butler proved a good leader of the attack.

On the other side Lynn, a junior from Pilsley, and Searle had their work cut out and showed fine defensive play. In the middle fine Thorncroft and Shepherd worked hard. Burgin was as good as Butler but lacked support in the first half. In the second half Shepherd, who moved to the extreme right, gave him accurate passes which would have converted but for the clever display of Snowden in goal.

Of the three goalkeepers Snowden seemed the likeliest. The “Reds’ won by 5 goals scored by Butler (4) and Haggar.