Denaby Utd – Notts. County Reserve 7, Denaby 0 – Denaby Thrashed At Meadow Lane.

12 March 1921

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 12 March 1921

Denaby Thrashed At Meadow Lane.

Notts Forward Sent Off.

Notts. County Reserve 7, Denaby United 0

Although Denaby occupy so lowly a position in the Midland League, there was a much bigger crowd than usual at Meadow Lane, yesterday, when Notts. County Reserve entertained them.

The game proved terribly one-sided, and was marred by an unusnal incident at the close. There was no holding the home forwards, against whom the defence struggled in vain. There were times, however, when Denaby had their chances, only to miss them by weak finishing and bad shooting. But for capital display by Green, in the Denaby goal, the scoring would have been heavier than it was.

After fifteen iniuntee PLATTS scored from a corner with a hard drive, and not long afterwards the same player centred for WIDDOWSON to increase the lead, the ball glancing off the side post. After further heavy pressure Denaby conceded another corner, from which WIDDOWSON headed the third goal. After this Denaby had a little more of the game, but Ashurst and Cope held them well. !n subsequent Notts. attacks, Kemp and Platte both hit the crossbar.

The second half was a repetition of the first, except that the score was more than doubled. Oddly enough, it was in this half that Denaby reverted to their best form. HOTEN scored two goals and WIDDOWSON and KEMP also scored. In the closing stages, Beasley and Kemp got to loggerheads and Kemp was cautioned. A few moments later Kamp was detected in another offence, and was ordered off. At the close there was an angry demonstration against the referee.


Notts. County Reserve: Fisher: Ashurst and Cope; Foster, Earnshaw and Pembleton; Cooper, Hemp, Widdowson, Hoten and Platte.

Dentate United: Green: Garner and Beasley; McCormick, Ogg and Peters; Hamilton, Bellamy. Richardson, Hensman and Smith. Referee: Mr. Parkin, Sheffield.