No cup fairytale for Denaby

TACKLE: Denaby's Andrew Wood slides in to clear from Main's Daniel Turner. Picture: Andrew Roe
TACKLE: Denaby's Andrew Wood slides in to clear from Main's Daniel Turner. Picture: Andrew Roe

THERE was to be no fairytale for the resurrected Denaby United on the tenth anniversary of the original club’s demise.

United battled superbly but were undone by a superior Yorkshire Main side from the Central Midlands League who sealed the Doncaster FA Cup with a narrow 1-0 win at Rossington Main.

The Edlington side settled into their rhythm first and had the better chances in the opening minutes with Luke Hindsley twice thwarted by Denaby keeper Craig Pears.

United took time to settle but when they did they had the best chances of the first half.

Steven Ellor chipped the Main keeper only to see the ball sail wide of the post before Ryan Oakley was played through by Andrew Wood but mis-controlled with only the keeper to beat.

The game was goalless at the break but Main broke the deadlock shortly after the restart.

Hindsley glanced a header from a corner past the flailing Pears.

Buoyed by the goal, Main started to show their superiority and twice had shots cleared off the line.

United failed the really threaten again as Main shored up with midfielder Mark Cooper added to the mix.

Mick Russon and Paul Irwin both desperately tried to craft chances for Denaby but Main proved difficult to breach as they retained the cup they first won last year.