Denaby Utd – Huddersfield Town Reserve  3  Denaby 2 – Beaten at Huddersfield

18 March 1911

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 18 March 1911

Denaby United Beaten at Huddersfield

Huddersfield Town Reserve  3  Denaby United 2

Huddersfield Town Reserve and Denaby United met on Wednesday at Huddersfield, in wet weather, and before a small crowd. The home team included W Mercer, a goalkeeper from Everton.

Denaby played with the wind in their favour. A minute from the start, Jackson, the visitor’s centre forward, got away and beating Dinnie, the home right back, sent in a shot which Mercer failed to stop.

The Town Reserves then took up the attack, and after good forward work by Hamilton scored the equaliser, and splendid work by Metcalfe, enabled McCubbin to score a second. Keeping up the pressure Hamilton, after 10 minutes, secured the third goal.

Denaby United retaliated, weak defensive play by Huddersfield enabling them to force a corner. This was cleared, but Risley sent in a stinging shot which Dinning had the misfortune to turn into his own goal.

The visitors tried hard to draw level but at half-time the score was: Huddersfield Town Reserve, 3, Denaby United 2

On resuming Thompson, the visiting custodian, saving well from Islip, and a minute later was tested by Pagdin. The home forwards kept up the attack, shots been sent in by Hamilton, Packman, Islip and Metcalfe, but Thompson stopped them in splendid style. The home reserves pressed to the finish, but failed to break down the excellent defence of Thompson, Swinbourne and Anwell.