Denaby Derby special: United Spruce up to keep 100% record

Neil Spruce
Neil Spruce

Denaby United extended their 100 per cent league record to eight games with a 4-3 win at Rossington MW.

Neil Spruce scored all four of United’s goals as they recovered from falling 1-0 down to go 4-1 ahead.

With 20 minutes to go, United’s Mick Russon saw red for a rash tackle and Rossington set up a tense finish with two late strikes.

But United held firm to go nine points clear of rivals Main at the top of the Doncaster Senior League Premier Division.

Main, however, have two games in hand.

All thoughts of league matters will be put to one side this weekend, however, when Main host United in the Dawson and Burgess Premier Division K.O. Cup this weekend.

Main will be hoping to avenge the 6-0 defeat they suffered when the two sides last met in the league back in September, while United’s current crop of stars will be cheered on by some of their class of 1991 that used to call Tickhill Square their home ground.

“There’s a lot of interest in the game, with people travelling from as far afield as Whitby to see the clash,” Stephen Pugh, United’s secretary, said.

“For our home league game in September, the Denaby derby drew a crowd of around 200 people - but the return to Tickhill Square should be an even bigger event.

“Andthe match itself should be close, with Main currently lying second behind us in the league.

“I’m looking forward to a good entertaining match which will be a great advert for both Denaby and local football.

“A lot of the players from the 1991 game have told me they intend coming down - so let’s hope we get a United win this time out!”