South Yorkshire Times, August 29
Denaby Keeper Injured.
Scarborough 4 Denaby United 1
Denaby show promise in their Midland league match against Retford on the first day of the season, but there wasn’t much of it around in the second game at Scarborough on Monday.
Scarborough were faster on the ball, faster to the tackle, and more decisive in their actions – a couple with that Denaby were without goalkeeper Clarkson for just less than half the match.
But before Denaby were reduced to 10 men. Scarborough had showed their superiority.
Centre forward Jones put them in front after 70 min, taking Edgar’s pass, hesitated for a moment, then hit in the ball past Clarkson from an acute angle.
In the 29th minute, Denaby at something to be happy about when Stretton rounded off a solo effort, beating Rose and Barnes with a shot which McCusker managed to get a hand to but couldn’t stop.
The joy lasted for a minute. Edger fastened onto a pass down the middle and put Scarborough in the lead again, and make things worse Clarkson had to go off in the 36th minute with a badly sprained ankle, Taylor taking his place in goal.
This the strain told formate before half-time when Edger, with only a fraction of the goal to shoot at put the ball just inside the post for Scarborough’s third.
Clarkson came back in the second half, but after putting up a gallant effort for 20 min – during which Dunn scored the home side’s fourth with a magnificent header – had to go off for good
Taylor to call them again and on three occasions pulled off a brilliant save to prevent Scarborough increase in their total, but there was a club of Denaby pulling back any of the arrears from then on.
The main tour was that Denaby had a bad habit of holding the ball when they got it, which against the speed of Scarborough either meant being caught in possession of giving the defence far too much time to drop back and cut out any danger.
Again, covering, especially by the halfback line was not tight enough, and Scarborough lively forwards revelled in the space they were allowed to work in.
Team: Clarkson 7; Wroe 7, Foster 7; Roberts 6, Taylor 7, Harvey 6; Jones 6, Stretton 7, Bell 6, Woodger 6, Cox 6