League Cup 1st Round
Last years’ cup winners Wombwell Main take the headlines once again. They were involved in a 13 goal thriller at the weekend against Thorncliffe. Goals from Lee Angel (3), Zach Lycett (3) and Ross Tutill (2) settled the game 8-3 in their favour.
Last years’ Semi Finalists and Division Two winners Jubilee Sports claimed the scalp of Premier Division Frecheville. They were helped to a 5-2 win, with doubles from Matt Turner and Danny Barnsley.
Sheffield FC Reserves also beat higher level opposition in the form of First Division’s Davy FC. They took the tie impressively 4-1, with goals from Miles Haworth, Matt White, Perry Jackson and Harry Liddell.
In-form Handsworth transferred their league form into the cup, with a 3-1 home win over Stocksbridge Park Steels Reserves.
Millmoor Juniors showed their Premier Division pedigree with a comprehensive 10-0 away win over valley Knights U21. Both Chris Esberger and Phil Roberts scored hat-tricks for Millmoor.
South Kirkby Colliery were 5-0 winners at home to Houghton Main U21, with goals from Craig Hobson (2), Richie Gaskell (2) and Shaun Hobson.
Shaw Lane Aqua Force Barnsley U21 held Sheffield Athletic of the First Division to a 2-2 after 120 minutes. Sadly, for them Sheffield defeated them 4-3 in the penalty shoot-out that followed.
Rotherham Town have been going well in the First Division, with only one defeat in their first eight games. They carried on this form in the cup at the weekend, with a 4-1 win over Bawtry Town U21 at Herringthorpe Leisure Centre.
Houghton Main passed safely into Round Two, with a comfortable 4-1 home win over Swallownest Miners Welfare U21. Houghton Main’s goals came from Simon Askwith, Ashley Emmett, Adam Stead and Nicky Harper.
Four goals from Adam Green and a Chris Telling strike gave Millmoor Juniors Reserves a 5-1 home win over North Gawber Colliery U21 at Grange Park.
Sheffield Lane Top edged an all Division Two tie with New Bohemians 3-2 at Boundary Sports Club. Also, North Gawber Colliery defeated fellow Division Two opposition Caribbean Sports 5-3 at Wooley Miners Welfare.
Maltby Main Reserves made it back-to-back wins, with a comfortable 5-2 home win over Davy FC U21.
Adam Smith scored twice to help Everest to a 4-1 home win over Penistone Church Reserve at Holme Lea Sports Ground. Joe Yeardley and Ibrahim Mohammed were also on target for the hosts. Silkstone United of Division One narrowly defeated Division Two’s Bramley Sunnyside 2-1 at Ruby Cook Playing Fields.
Both Rob Jerrison and Mike Russell scored to twice, as Sheffield Bankers beat Boynton Sports 5-1 at the Civil Service Ground. The win ends a run of three consecutive league defeats for the Bankers.
Swinton Athletic claimed their second win of the season, by beating Joker FC 3-0 at Mexborough Athletic Ground. Swinton’s goals were scored by Curtis Wilkinson, Mark Clare and Hayden Barnett.
Treeton Terriers U21 made it five wins from five, with a 6-1 home win over Swinton Athletic U21. Tom Bartholomew scored twice for the hosts, which follows the hat-trick he scored in Treeton’s previous game against Houghton Main U21.
It was bottom versus top at Thorncliffe Playing Fields, with winless High Green Villa hosting league leaders Oughtibridge WMFC. High Green will be the happier of the two teams though, as goals from Joe Coy and Ian King helped them to a 2-2 draw and their fist point of the season.
Penistone Church extended their unbeaten run to four league games, with a 1-0 home win over second placed Swallownest Miners Welfare at the Memorial Ground. Alvin Riley scored the winner for Penistone.
Ecclesfield Red Rose drew their third consecutive game. This time they were held to a 3-3 draw at home by Athersley Recreation Reserves. There have been 35 goals involved in Ecclesfield’s first eight league games this season, so the Civil Service Ground is definitely the place to go for Saturday afternoon entertainment.
There was just one game in Division One, with Hallam Reserves hosting Thorpe Hesley at Warminster Road. Hallam Reserves took the points with a 3-1 win, thus maintaining their unbeaten start to the season. They sit in third two points off Wickersley’s lead.
Frecheville Reserves claimed their first win of the season, with a 3-1 home win over third placed AFC Dronfield. The win takes Frecheville off the foot of the table.
Worsbrough Bridge Athletic Reserves were held to a 2-2 draw at Park Road by Kiveton Park. Despite the point, Kiveton slip to the bottom of the Second Division following Frecheville’s victory.