League Cup 1st Round
There were just two games left to play in the League Cup 1st Round, both were played on Saturday. Lee Thompson scored twice to help Kingstone United to a 3-2 win over Bawtry Town. Richard Dey was also on target for Kingstone as they stretched their winning run to ten games in all competitions. The remaining tie was between Premier Division leaders Oughtibridge WMFC and Athersley Recreation Reserves. Athersley won the tie 3-2 after extra-time. The win ends a good week for Athersley, who were also 2-0 winners over Stocksbridge Park Steels Reserves in the Premier Division midweek. Kingstone will travel to Wickersley in the next round, and Athersley will host Rotherham Town.
Stocksbridge Park Steels Reserves bounced back from a midweek defeat to Athersley Recreation Reserves, with a convincing 6-2 away win over Frecheville.
League leaders Oughtibridge WMFC were pre-occupied by League cup on Saturday, so Swallownest Miners Welfare had the chance to go within a point of their lead. A single goal from Jack Watts made sure they took that opportunity, as they were 1-0 winners at home to Ecclesfield Red Rose.
Simon Asquith scored twice to help Houghton Main to a 5-3 victory over Millmoor Juniors at Middlecliffe Lane. Houghton Main remain in third position.
Goals from John Whitehead, Duncan Richards and Mark Crossfield were enough to give Penistone Church a 3-1 away win over Handsworth at Handsworth Junior Sports Club. Liam Greenfield scored the single goal for Handsworth from the spot, as their three game winning streak came to an end.
Everest extended their unbeaten run to four games, with a comfortable 3-0 away win over still winless Wombwell Main.
Adam Simpson scored both goals for High Green Villa, as they beat struggling Swinton Athletic at Thorncliffe Playing Fields. The win was enough to take High Green Villa off the foot of the table, and above Swinton into 12th position.
Division One leaders Wickersley made it five straight league wins, with a 4-1 away win over Davy FC at Davy Sports Club. They lead the table by two points from second placed Hallam Reserves. Hallam were also in good form on Saturday, as they recorded a 4-2 home win over previously unbeaten Jubilee Sports.
Rotherham Town suffered their first league loss since the opening day of the season, as they were downed 2-1 at home by Thorpe Hesley. Neil Major and Danny Archer scored the goals for Thorpe Hesley, as they ended a run of three consecutive league defeats.
Todd Guest and Jamie Ledwood were on target for Thorncliffe in their 2-1 win over Penistone Church Reserves at the Memorial Ground. The win takes Thorncliffe into fourth position in the table.
Goals from Chris Telling (2), Ben Jordan and Andy Green gave Millmoor Juniors Reserves a 4-2 home win over South Kirkby Colliery. The win ends a run of four straight league defeats for Millmoor.
Silkstone United heaped more woe on struggling Sheffield Bankers, as they defeated the Bankers 6-2 at Silkstone Recreation Ground. Jamie Thornton (2), Sam Askey, Ben Dowle, Tom Almond and Tom Dams completed the score-sheet for Silkstone.
Sheffield Athletic ended a run of three consecutive league defeats, with a 2-1 win over Joker FC at Warminster Road.
North Gawber Colliery showed great character to come back from 1-0 down to beat New Bohemians thanks to goals from Callum Mackie and Jordan Lodge. The win takes North Gawber to within a point of league leaders Kingstone United.
Third placed AFC Dronfield conceded three goals for the second consecutive league, but they did score three themselves as they drew with Worbrough Bridge Athletic Reserves at Park Road.
Frecheville Reserves revival continued on Saturday, with a 3-2 away win over Bramley Sunnyside. Frecheville were unable to win any of their opening seven games, but have now won their last three.
D’Roy Williams scored twice for Sheffield Lane Top, but it was not enough to stop them being held to a 3-3 draw at home to Boynton Sports.
Caribbean Sports stretched their winning run to three games, with a 3-1 home win over Kiveton Park. Junior Howell starred for Caribbean, scoring twice.
League leaders Treeton Terriers U21 suffered their first defeat of the season on Saturday. They were beaten 2-1 away against North Gawber Colliery U21. Josh Morley and Anthony Mackie scored the goals for North Gawber, as they reaffirm their grip on second place.
Shaw Lane Aqua Force Barnsley U21 made it four wins from four played, with an emphatic 5-0 home win over Houghton Main U21. Only goal difference separates Shaw Lane, North Gawber and Treeton Terriers.
John Burns scored twice to inspire Swinton Athletic U21 to their first win of the season. They were 4-3 winners at Swinton Miners Welfare against Bawtry Town U21.
Valley Knight U21 and Davy U21 played-out a nine goal thriller at Cortonwood MW Scheme. Davy led the game 2-1 at half-time, but there was a flurry of goals in the second-half, with Davy winning the game 6-3 in the end.
There were also goals galore at Grange Park, where Millmoor Juniors U21 were defeated 5-3 by Swallownest Miners Welfare.