Denaby Utd – Long Eaton 3 Denaby 2 – Denaby Checked – Undeserved Defeat

November 1925

Mexborough and Swinton Times November 7, 1925

Denaby Checked
Undeserved Defeat at Long Eaton

Long Eaton 3 Denaby United 2

Denaby United fought strenuously with Long Eaton and were unlucky to drop both points. Denaby played the better football in the first half and were too fast and clever for Long Eaton.

The strong kicking of Croot, Nicholson and Windle and their effective tackling prevented Long Eaton developing their attacks, and the Denaby forwards swung the ball about in a dangerous manner. Within 10 minutes Skeels scored the first goal with a splendid drive. But for the alertness of Critchley there would have been a number of goals. Long Eaton made only occasional raids, but Denaby were constantly attacking and shooting from all angles and ranges. Not until after 40 minutes however did their second goal come, Taylor receiving from Skeels was unmarked and he shot into the top corner of the net.

Two minutes before the interval the Long Eaton forwards broke away. A shot from Robinson hit the upright and Jameson taking the rebound easily scored. From this point Long Eaton played more aggressively, their half backs got a grip of the game, and the forwards became more effective. Taking advantage of their opportunities they scored twice in as many minutes in the second half. Elston and Davies had been active on the right and the latter put the ball in to the penalty area where Jameson with a low shot made the scores equal.

Then Cook, the former Notts County player, put the ball forward for the outside left who tricked Croot and put in a square centre which Davies converted.

Denaby never slackened, but as their half backs were not dominant as in the first half, Long Eaton were more prominent. Towards the close Denaby attacked desperately and the forwards often rounded off well-planned attacks by swift and direct shooting. Long Eaton’s backs and half backs tackled strongly and Critchley was not extended again.

Your serious fault could be found with Denaby. The forwards were effective and were the better raiders, and on the play the team ought to have taken at least a point.

Team: Bromage; Wheelhouse, Brown; Croot, Nicholson, Windle; Drew, Bussey, Taylor, Allen, Skeels