Mexborough & Swinton Times, March 23 1928.
Beaten With Honours
Denaby’s Game Struggle at Lincoln.
Lincoln 4, Denaby United 1
Lincoln; Russell; Bissett, McConville; Gillott, Hale, Robson; Osgerby, Maidmen, Keating, Campbell, Hamilton.
Denaby : Birch; Taylor, Ogley; Clegg, Barker, Windle ; Charlton, Jenkins, Kelly, Brayshaw, Stevenson.
Referee: J. W. Tomlinson, Worksop.
The game at Lincoln’ on Saturday was good to watch. Denaby put up a strenuous and creditable fight but were up against a team inspirited by their recent success at Gainsboro’ and. who are making a, bold bid for the championship. Denaby just lacked that dash and understanding, but their play was of such quality as to keep their Opponents on their mettle, though in the end Denaby retired beaten they had proved worthy foemen and had helped to treat the 2,000 odd spectators to a delightful. display. in which determination against odds was a notable factor.
Denaby opened in spirited fashion but Lincoln engineered the first seriously aggressive move and after 14, minutes Campbell shot past Birch.
Denaby responded strongly and Charlton put across a ‘well-judged centre for Jenkins to 1st drive and graze the cross piece. In ,further pressure by Denaby, Kelly was prominent. Stevenson provided a likely opening of which Jenkins was quick to take advantage to score Denaby’s only goal.
Lincoln, however, scored two more goals before half-time, through Hamilton and Campbell. Denaby shown improved form in the second of kept Lincoln’s defended on the qui vive for some time. Towards the close the balance of play was even, but Lincoln managed to add another goal. Hamilton was the scorer.
The Denaby backs defended ‘stoutly and Birch in goal fielded smartly and got rid of many threatening shots.