Under 21 Cup 1st Round
The first games in the new Under 21 Cup took place this weekend.
Shaw Lane Aqua Force Barnsley U21 beat Houghton Main U21 5-0 at home in the league last week, but the game was closer in the cup this week. However, Shaw Lane won again, but it was just 2-1 this time.
Goals from Alex Lill, Jay Atkins and Alex Nightinglae gave Swallownest Miners Welfare U21 to a 3-0 home win over Millmoor Juniors U21.
Adam Gwilliam struck twice to inspire Valley Knights U21 to a hard-fought 3-2 win over Swinton Athletic U21 at Cortonwood MW Scheme.
Under 21 Cup Quarter-Final
There was also one Quarter-Final fixture. North Gawber Colliery U21 carried their 100% league start into the U21 Cup, with a 7-2 victory over Bawtry Town U21 at the Keepmoat Stadium. Liam Sander starred for North Gawber, scoring four times.
Oughtibridge WMFC bounced back from last weeks’ cup defeat to Athersley Recreation Reserves by beating Ecclesfield Red Rose 3-1 at the Civil Service Ground. The win extends Oughtibridge’s unbeaten league start to ten games, and they lead the Premier Division table by four points.
The aforementioned Athersley Recreation Reserves continued their impressive recent form with a 3-1 home win over second placed Swallownest Miners Welfare at Herringthorpe Leisure Centre.
Penistone Church are up to third place, following a 1-0 away win over Stocksbridge Park Steels Reserves on Wednesday night. Ashley Ellis scored the winning goal for Penistone, as they made it six game unbeaten in the league. Stocksbridge’s week did not get any better on Saturday, as they were beaten 5-1 at the Look Local Stadium by Handsworth. The win takes Handsworth into fourth place in the table.
Simon Chadburn scored twice to inspire Wombwell Main to a 3-1 home win over Frecheville. The win is Wombwell’s first in the league this term. There was more good news for Wombwell, with High Green Villa beating Swinton Athletic 2-1 at Mexborough Atheltic Ground. This means Wombwell climb off the foot-of-the-table for the first time this season, and are replaced by Swinton.
A goal by Grant Allott was enough to give Millmoor Juniors a 1-0 home win over Everest. The win is Millmoor’s first in the league since the 7th September, although they have only, lost one league game in this period.
Wickersley made it six consecutive league wins on Saturday, as they beat third placed Hallam Reserves 4-2 at home. Simon Dungworth (2), Kristian Lee-Green and Ben Thornton made up Wickersley’s score-sheet. Wickersley now lead the division by four points.
Rotherham Town bounced back straight away following last weeks’ 2-1 home defeat to Thorpe Hesley, with a 3-1 win over Sheffield Athletic at Herringhthorpe Leisure Centre. Rotherham remain in second place.
Jubilee Sports were impressive 5-0 winners over Davy FC at Chaucer School. Jubilee have won three of their last four league games, in contrast Davy remain winless.
Millmoor Juniors Reserves made four consecutive wins in all competitions, with a 3-2 win over Sheffield Bankers at Davy Sports Ground. Joe Woodger, Andy Green and Ben Jordan were all on target for Millmoor.
Thorncliffe and Silkstone United played-out an entertaining 2-2 draw at Thorncliffe Playing Fields. However, the draw does not help both of their promotion aspirations as they sit fifth and sixth in the table respectively.
It was also a 2-2 draw between South Kirkby Colliery and Penistone Church Reserves at Millar’s Walk.
Elsewhere, Thorpe Hesley were held to a 1-1 draw at the Rockingham Community Centre by Joker FC.
Kingstone United extended their 100% start to nine games. This time they were 2-1 winners over Sheffield FC Reserves at Davy Sports Ground.
Second placed North Gawber Colliery suffered their first league loss of the season, as they beaten 4-3 by AFC Dronfield in an entertaining game at Gosforth Playing Field. AFC Dronfield remain third placed in the table.
Goals from Nicholas Staff and Leigh Wells gave Bawtry Town a 2-1 win over Caribbean Sports at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Kiveton Park remain winless as they were beaten 2-0 at Stone Close by Sheffield Lane Top. Sheffield Lane Top scorer was James Saxelby, with their cause also being help by an own goal.
Maltby Main Reserves continued their unpredictable form, as they beat Frecheville Reserves 3-2 away. Maltby have not won consecutive league this season, but have also not loss consecutively either.
Worsbrough Bridge Athletic Reserves were inspired to their season league win of the season, by a brace from 19 year old Thomas Peace.