Denaby Utd – Notts. County Res. 1, Denaby 2 – This Was It!

24 November 1951

South Yorkshire Times, November 24th, 1951

This Was It!

Notts. County Res. 1, Denaby United 2.

This, indeed, was “IT” for Denaby United supporters who have been waiting for a Midland League victory from United since their defeat at Rotherham Res. at Millmoor on September 22nd.

Notts. County had lost only one home fixture before Saturday – their first – and their impressive display when they beat Denaby at Tickhill Square is still remembered. Hats off, then, to United for a grand performance, outstanding in which was the brilliance of goalkeeper Jones. Jones was in for Geoff Mayhall a United ever-present who has joined the Police Force and was unable to get away for Saturday’s game at Nottingham.

Little was seen of Denaby in the first quarter, then a breakaway brought them a goal by WHEATLEY. A mix-up in the County defence enabled WOODS to score their second after 36 minutes and that was how they crossed over at half-time. It was not until the 73rd minute of the game that ROBY scored for County. Denaby are at home to Lincoln City Res. on Saturday.