Denaby Utd – Sheffield Utd Res. 4, Denaby 0. – United Reserves Too Good for Denaby.

25 February 1930

Sheffield Independent, Tuesday, 25 February, 1930.

Challenge Cup Semi-Final.

United Reserves Too Good for Denaby.

Sheffield Utd Res. 4, Denaby Utd. 0.

Sheffield United reserves at Bramall Lane yesterday, found no difficulty in overcoming Denaby United in the semi-final of the Sheffield Senior Challenge Cup Competition.

Oakton with a fast oblique shot opened the score for them in six minutes and a corner taken by the same player was followed by a second goal scored by Hunter.

After the first few minutes, when Critchley gave Mills a low cross shot to stop, Denahy were stolen dangerous and half-time arrived with the Sheffielders leading by 2—0.

Early In the second half Moralee was unlucky in failing to score for Denaby with a shot that hit the bar. A smart save by Tunnard prevented Kennedy adding to the Sheffielders lead, but Spicer subsequently ran right through the opposing defence and scored a third goal.

 Oakton with an admirable cross shot, added a fourth goal from Stevenson’s centre. Denaby played up in the closing stages, Hancock and Moralee each troubling Mills.

Tunnard, the visitors’ goal keeper, had no chance with any of the shots that beat him. He made several excellent saves.


Sheffield United Res.: Mills; Bennett, Coyles; Fox, Warren, Gooney; Oakton, Spicer, Kennedy, Hunter Stevenson.

Denaby United- Tunnard; Shenton. Woodbead; Chapman. Smith (W. C.). Senior; Critchley, Hancock Green (L), Moralee and Breakwell.

Referee. Mr. Cousins (Todwick)