South Yorkshire Times September 3, 1955
Bad Luck for Denaby.
Nottm Forest Reserves 3 Denaby United 2
Denaby United continued to “please the customers” and the only grumbles about their weekend matches with the Notts Forest reserves (in which they were beaten 3-2) and Gainsborough (match drawn, one all) concerned their bad luck.
A thunderstorm broke after only a couple of minutes play at Nottingham on Saturday- and the resultant state of the ground was no help to ball control. Forest went ahead after 22 minutes through Wilson, and Scott made it 2-0 two minutes later. But after 32 minutes a fighting United team pulled back one goal through Rogan and this was the state of the game at half-time.
Watson (Penalty) and Banham (own goal) were the second half scorers in a phase which features strong work by Barnes.
Gainsborough 1 Denaby United 1
The goal which gave Gainsborough an equaliser at Gainsborough on Monday will be a talking point at Denaby for some time, United, on top through a poor game, led by a 80th minute goal scored by Poulson. Then, in the last minute, Hall sent over a centre which Stanham headed goalwards. The ball came back into play but the referee awarded a goal. Denaby claimed confidently that the ball had struck the post and they appeal to the referee. In answer to their appeal he consulted his linesman, but he refused to change his decision, so Denaby have now four points from four games.
The fixture with Grimsby Town Res on Saturday will have an evening kick off and the match with Doncaster Rovers Res, on Tuesday evening (Sept. 6th), will, similarly, be an evening game. The reserves to meet Steel, Peech and Tozer are away to morrow. There will be an evening kick-off for the September match with Peterborough and secretary/manager Matt Taylor was on Wednesday awaiting confirmation of an evening kick-off for the Bradford home game on September 17th