Mexborough and Denaby Times December 25, 1936
Denaby Fight but Fall Off after an Even First Half
Grimsby Town Reserves 5 Denaby United 2
Judging by their display at Grimsby, Denaby United should have at least come away with a point, and with a little more luck, a couple. If Denaby could only maintain their first half speed and stamina in the last 20 minutes they will pull off that elusive victory. In Betts the club has a centre forward who will get goals if he gets support. Curtis, the young goalkeeper from Conisborough Welfare, did some good work. Newman at right back was Denaby’s best man. He is improving each week. Happs had an off day. Swift returned after a lengthy absence. Fleetwood was a great worker and his efforts were well worth his goal.
Denaby had two corners in the first minute but neither led to anything. Then Lawson sent high over when he had the goal at his mercy. Newman handled outside the penalty area, but Tomlinson made poor use of the free kick.
Grimsby took the lead after 15 minutes through Huxford. Theaker was lucky to clear a long shot from Smith. Lindsay had the Denaby goal at his mercy but could not add to their score.
Shortly before the interval Grimsby increased their score through Crack.
A change was made in the Denaby forward line and this proved effective when Betts headed through. Soon after resuming Fleetwood levelled the scores for a short period and then Tench scored for Grimsby who went on to add further goals from Swain and Tomlinson.
Denaby’s Record to date:
Played 17, won 4, lost 13; for 24 goals, against 61 goals; position 20th out of 22