Mexborough & Swinton Times – September 17, 1910
Denaby’s Double Defeat
Nottingham Forest Reserve 2 Denaby United 1
At the Forest ground at Nottingham. Denaby again suffered defeat on Monday. A capital attendance saw some interesting football, and Denaby pushed the settlement of the issue right to the back-end of the game.
The Forest, who gave a trial to a local amateur named Wood, at insideleft, were very powerfully represented, and they claimed a big share of the game. Horrocks and Slater were early prominent, the latter shooting against the post before he put one in which Shepherd could not held, with the result that following up smartly, Slater got the ball again, and scored at the end of ten minutes. The game was so much in favour of the Forest that in the first halt Smith had only two shots to stop, a task he easily accomplished. Slater and Wood and one of the visiting forwards had to retire for repairs, but still Forest did most attacking. The Forest stood 1-0 at the interval.
In the second half the Forest were still without Wood, and Denaby had more of the game. They made several dashing attacks. and when Smith caved a hard shot from Thackrah on the ground, the referee ruled that the ball had been over the line, and awarded Denaby the equalising goal. Smith had all his work cut out to save other shuts.
Later, Forest were awarded a penalty for one of the Denaby backs handling, and Gibson scored the winning goal.