Denaby Utd – Leicester Fosse Reserves 10  Denaby 0 – United Overwhelmed.

3 November 1911

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Friday 03 November 1911

Denaby United Overwhelmed.

Fosse Reserves Win by 10 Clear Goals.

Leicester Fosse Reserves 10  Denaby United 0

Denaby cut a very poor figure in their Midland League match at Leicester yesterday, against Fosse – Reserves.

Apart from Robinson, who kept fairly good goal under depressing and adverse conditions, none of the visitors showed to advantage. Fosse had Clarke, the ex-Bristol City man, back, trying his paces for the first time since his injury at Burnley, and “Teddy” King reinforced the halves; and against such a strong attack as Fosse fielded the visitors’ halves and backs were frequently swept aside. The Fosse forwards were always virile and clever, and even when their score was such that they could afford to take liberties, they continued to increase their lead.

Occasionally Denaby made spasmodic attacks, and Peters lost a chance by shooting over the bar when close in, during the first half.

Warburton opened Fosse’s account with a fast shot, following good pass by Osborn, and Allman got No. 2. There was an element of luck in regard to the third, for an off-side decision against Lusher, about which there seemed room for doubt, led to Osborn dashing through and scoring with a shot that cannoned off Williams. Harrison. Osborn, and Clarke added other goals before the interval, when Fosse led by six goals to nil. In the second half Harrison and Clarke quickly put on another goal each, and before the end came Warburton completed the hat trick.