Denaby Utd – Grimsby Town Res 3 Denaby 4 – Begin the New Year with 21 points

January 1956

South Yorkshire Times January 7, 1956

Denaby Begin the New Year with 21 points

Denaby United began 1956 with 21 points from 22 matches as a result of their fine 4 – 3 victory at Grimsby on Saturday. It was a particularly notable achievement as the positional changes included one player making his first appearance with the senior side this season – Womack, at outside left.

They took an early lead through Holmes, Fell equalised seven minutes later, Poulson put them ahead again after 17 minutes and Lavery equalised at 27 minutes in the 58th minute. Stokes gave Grimsby the lead for the first time but Poulson and Morgan scored again after 62 minutes and 79 minutes to give Denaby both points

Denaby have won eight of their Midland league matches in the first half of the season and of their 27 league and cup engagements they have won 12. 28 players have turned out in the senior side, and of these Hague and Southall are the only ever presents.

Other appearances are:

Poulson (26), Gillette (25), Barnes (24), Duggan (24), Holmes (23),Cooper (23), Flynn (21), Morgan (19), William, son (18), Rimmington (14), Poole (12), Jones (five), Justice (three), Rose (three)

Gray, Gill and Law (two each), Powell, Fawcett, Scott, Markey, Needham, Ayres, Prior and Womack (one each),

In season 1952 to 53 Denaby went through the first half of their league programme with only 13 points from 22 games and won only four matches up to December 31. In season 53 to 54 they had 21 points from 23 games (won 8) and in season 54 to 55 they had 15 from 21 games (won 5).

So all in all, they have every reason to feel satisfied with the results. Leading goalscorers in the senior side (league and cup) are Poulson (14), Holmes (12), and Duggan (9).

To complete the New Year story, Denaby United reserves won their last match of the over 16 year by 9 – 2. They beat Grimethorpe Athletic at Denaby.

Incidentally, how many seasons go it is Denaby United beat Grimsby in the Midland League? On reliable information – 25!