Denaby Utd – The Pressing Need for Points

March 1955

South Yorkshire Times, March 12, 1955

The Pressing Need for Points

Denaby United supporters will be delighted to know that the Steve Griffiths has re-joined his old club. His experienced craftsmanship was the feature of last season’s display and it is hoped that the inclusion at inside forward, and the move of Bobby Southall from halfback to inside left, will strengthen the forward line.

They are both in the Midland league side for tomorrow’s visit to Denaby of Boston United. Duggan leading goal scorer and one of the league’s leading goal scorers is dropped, and Dixon leads the line. The team will be Williamson; Brown or Balding, J. Grey; Markey, Barnes, Gillott; Weakley, Griffiths, Dixon, Southall and Holmes. Kick-off is at 3.15.

The only outstanding Midland league fixture to be rearranged, the home game with Lincoln City Reserves, has been fixed for Monday, April 4.

Denaby reserves should have met Langold on that day, but Langold have agreed to play on the Wednesday, April 6, to make the Midlands League game possible.

The need for points is becoming increasingly pressing at Denaby United have lost six of their eight fixtures so far this year (one a senior Sheffield cup tie) and the last four Midland league games have been lost. The goal tally in these games (nine for 11 against) however, points to the narrowness of the decisions. United have a tough patch ahead, remembering particularly the unfortunate sequence of away matches, rearrangements which have been made necessary by earlier possible postponements. The reserves have a blank date tomorrow.