Denaby Utd – Lincoln City Reserves 2 Denaby 1 – Denaby Show up Well at Lincoln

January 1935

Mexborough and Swinton Times January 18

A Near Thing
Denaby Show up Well at Lincoln
Lincoln City Reserves 2 Denaby United 1

Lincoln City Reserves beat Denaby 2-1 at Sincil Bank, but they had hoped to win by a much bigger margin, as they fielded a very strong team

Denaby played better football than in their previous games and were worth a draw. Taylor was left that to allow Stevenson to play on the right. Pardon figured on the right wing and did well. Hinsley, the tall centre half from Sheffield Wednesday, was outstanding kept a close watch on every dangerous Read. W Smith again proved a dangerous raider being capably assisted by McPhail and Burbanks. McPhail, also from Sheffield Wednesday, at inside left, was a great schema and made many fine old, but on one occasion miskicked when he had only Hammond to beat. Burbank was the outstanding forward and Marklew found him hard to watch

Straight from the kick-off Lincoln went down and Towler took a shot on the run which Astle just managed to hold under the bar. W Smith almost immediately took the ball down the field on to handle when it was going through. Denaby were not to be denied and another raid W Smith thrown the ball out to Burbanks, who sent in a low shot which completely deceived Hammond, striking the post before entering the net. This was after four minutes

A minute later Lincoln were on terms. Towler met the ball on the edge of the penalty area and beat Astle with a first-time shot. The home forwards played sparkling football but the halfbacks were not safe. The Denaby forwards helped by a sound halfback line, showed up well in approach work but McPhail missed an easy chance. Hinsley always kept on the heels of Read and although the Lincoln forwards played clever football they found themselves up against a keen defence

Denaby opened the second half in good style. They put more snap into their game and Burbanks was very lively. Lincoln went ahead when Astle came up to meet a pass from the wing, but Read hooked the ball over his head and nipping round him, crashed it into the empty net.

Later Read dashed right through the Denaby defence but his shot struck Astle’s knees and rebounded for Clarke to clear. The home goal had a narrow escape when in a hot Denaby attack, a shot from W Smith was only partly saved by Hammond. Denaby defended well and when their forwards got away they looked dangerous. They played hard for the equaliser amid repeated attacks on the Lincoln goal but without reward