Sep 12 – Denaby 1 Ilkeston 1 – Denaby’s Second Point.

September 1964

South Yorkshire Times, September 12.

Denaby’s Second Point.

Denaby United 1 . Ilkeston Town 1

In a match coloured by some unwelcome incidents, Denaby United, scored their second point of the Midland League season at Tickhill square on Wednesday, when they drew 1-1 with Ilkeston town.

It was hard end to end stuff, and if either forward line had had the speed to make use of opportunities they were handed, the goals would have come in a flood. Ws it was the finishing of both sides was hesitant, and the competent approach work of both attacks was wasted time after time.

Two new men were introduced into the Denaby side, right half Gant and right-winger Holmes, Gant showed the better of the two, moving up and back extremely well and always managing to be there when needed.

Denaby had had chances to go ahead before Ilkeston settled down, Gant sending a header just wide of the post in the 15th minute and Holden having a shot stopped by Muir, a couple of minutes later.

But it was Ilkeston who took the lead after 34 min with an opportunist effort from Campion, whose dipping shot curled over the diving Staslukiewicz’s outstretched hand.

Denaby open up the second half in tremendous style, Holden crashing a shot past Muir, only to see it hit the post. They kept up the pressure and were eventually rewarded in the 70th minute when a corner from Cox beat Muir and dropped into the net with Gant following it in to make sure.

The last 20 min were marred by tempers fraying and both sides were all out for the winner. Five minutes from time Ilkeston had an offside goal disallowed following consultation between the referee and his linesman, and with only seconds left Denaby right back, Wroe and his opposite number on the Ilkeston sigh were “booked” by referee L. Denham (Scarborough)