Denaby Utd – Hull City Res. 0, Denaby 1 – First Half Goal

20 December 1937

Sheffield Independent – Monday 20 December 1937

Hull City Res. 0, Denaby United 1

A goal midway through the first half gave Denaby victory over Hull City Reserve at Anlabv road. The game was always interesting, and Denaby’s forward line was a  continual source of anxiety to the Hull City defence. It was Betts who look pass from Hinckles while at top speed, and sent in a shot which left Bly, the Hull City goalie helpless.

The visitors throughout had the greater of the game, and really Bly played a heroic game in the home goal. Bellamy constantly engaged him with rasping shots, and Stocks and Hargreaves were on the mark, but Bly disposed of everything in masterly fashion, with the exception of Betts’ shot previously mentioned.

This does not mean that the game was altogether one-sided. There were several occasions when Denaby’s defence was completely extended, and Brooks in goal found Wann, Knox, and Salvidge continually troublesome with shots near the mark. Bott at centre forward recently secured by Hull City from Doncaster Rovers, tried desperately for an equaliser. On a few occasions he was just off the mark, and once shot three at Brooks, who got the ball away from the danger zone.

Green, Denaby’s centre-half, was a good connecting link between backs and forwards, and Attwell and Fleetwood lent him staunch support. Happs and Ellison were an impregnable pair of full backs.