Mar 21 – Lockheed Leamington 4 Denaby 0 – Change in tactics cost them points.

March 1960

South Yorkshire Times, March 21.

Change in tactics cost them points.

Lockheed Leamington 4 Denaby United 0

It was right up to half-time, when, Denaby’s five men in a line had kept out the Lockheed Leamington forwards in this Midland League match at Leamington, and they looked to have a chance of taking or sharing in the points, but the second half brought disaster.

Denaby switched to the 4-2-4 system and Lockheed keeping their feet better on the mudbath, which masqueraded as a football field, hit four goals in a period of tremendous pressure.

The conditions were atrocious. Having to play in ankle-deep mud and water was bad enough, but in the driving rain. It became something of an endurance test – to which Lockheed stoodup better.

Team: Hough 7; Whant 6, Wild 6; Foster 6, Wild 6, Jones 7, Wharam 6; Wood 6, Cox 6, Coleman 6 , Grierson 8, Betteridge 6.

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