Denaby Utd – Harrogate Railway 0, Denaby 1 – Denaby Keep In The Running

February 1966

South Yorkshire Times February 12,1966

Denaby Keep In The Running With Points From Harrogate.

Harrogate Railway 0, Denaby United 1.

Denaby United just deserved to come out of their tough Yorkshire League game with Harrogate Railway 1-0 victors on Saturday. A strong wind, heavy pitch and quick tempers did not leave much room for football.

Denaby’s centre-half Williams and Harrogate’s centre-forward Powell carried on a feud for most of the second half, with honours, in that dubious direction about even.

Territorially Denaby had the advantage, but failed to use it, with Caunt, the pick of the forwards, trying from every position on the field to get things moving.

When Williams was not ‘busy’ with Powell he proved the kingpin of the Denaby defence, whose robust tackling kept the lighter Harrogate attack under control.

Vital Wing.

But in the left-wing pair of Everitt and Fountain, Harrogate have two fine players. These two gave the Denaby defence as much to do as nearly all the other Harrogate players together.

After early pressing by Denaby, Railway almost took the lead when Powell hit the bar. Caunt. with only the Harrogate goalkeeper Carrick to beat, hit the side netting.

Denaby held their advantage in the second half, and just as it looked as though a draw was inevitable SMITH ran through to score in the 83rd minute.

Teams –

Harrogate Railey: Carrick; Otley, McGrath; Greenswood, Winter, Robinson; Ezard, Vincent, Powell, Everitt, Fountain.

Denaby: Hyde; Dodd, Cox; Whant, Williams, Collins; Smith, Phillips, Caunt, Foster, Kingston.