South Yorkshire Times September 22, 1951
Unlucky Defeat by Goole is followed by 3-1 victory
Denaby United Send Their Supporters Away in a Happier Frame
No one had any Illusions about the quality of Saturday football at Tickhill Square though few, least of all Jack Williams, expected that 85th minute stroke of luck which gave Goole their 1-0 winner. However this second League defeat saddened supporters, United sent them away in appear frame of mind on Monday evening, with a much more sparkling offering against Grantham. Three-one it was in Denaby’s favour, and three-one It was worth.
Grantham like Denaby are having their injury problems, thought, outside forward injured in the first match, is a notable absentee. However so, they had beaten Lincoln on the Saturday and these were two very useful points for a United side very much re-shuffled. Indeed, a further switch came within the first three minutes on Monday evening. Rhodes went down in a tackle, resumed at outside left and Cooling fell back into the half-back line.
Cooling (picture) is a grand acquisition at Denaby. Like Mervyn Law, he is a ninety minute hardworking trier—and he has craft and ability which make him a grand team man.