The County Senior League opened November with the League Cup 2nd Round, peppered with a handful of league games. Bawtry Town were also in action in the Nottinghamshire County FA Intermediate Cup. They were 4-1 winners away to Radford and progress to round three.
League Cup 2nd Round
North Gawber Colliery of Division Two registered the stand-out result of the round. They were 7-0 winners at home to Thorpe Hesley of the Premier Division. North Gawber were beaten last week by AFC Dronfield, but had previously won their last seven league games in succession.
AFC Dronfield also claimed a Premier Division scalp. They were 4-3 over Ecclesfield Red Rose at Gosforth Playing Fields. James Archer, Dave Simpson and Liam Osborne (2) scored the goals to put Dronfield into round three.
It was Division One leaders versus Division Two leaders at Wickersley School, where Wickersley hosted Kingstone United. It was the Division Two side who came out on top, with a 4-2 victory to extend their perfect start to the season.
Last years’ League cup winners Wombwell Main progressed to round three, with a 2-0 home win over Everest. Daryl Smith and Ross Tutill were on target for the cup defenders.
Jubilee Sports eased into round three, with a 9-1 Millmoor Juniors U21 at Chaucer School. 17 year old Daniel Barnsley scored five of those goals for Jubilee, who came into the game on the back of 5-0 win over Davy in the league.
Mark Crossfield and Ross Walker both scored twice, as 2011-12 winners Penistone Church beat Maltby Main Reserves 6-0 at Muglet Lane.
Dominic Beever and Joe Long scored for High Green Villa, as they beat South Kirkby Colliery 2-0 at home. High Green are now four games unbeaten, after previously being winless.
Goals from Tom Peace, Gavin Thorpe and Robert Peace gave Worsbrough Bridge Athletic Reserves a 3-1 away win over last weeks’ U21 Division leaders Treeton Terriers U21.
Simon Asquith and Nicky Harper were on target for Houghton Main, to give them a hard-fought 2-1 away win over Millmoor Juniors Reserves.
Rotherham Town of Division Two put in a valiant effort against Athersley Recreation Reserves of the Premier Division. In the end though, they were defeated 3-2 by goals from Richard Gomersall, Carl Sidall and Thomas Rushforth.
Two goals from Jay Short inspired Swallownest Miners Welfare to a 4-1 away win over Sheffield Bankers. Mitch Ward and Joe Rowland were also on the score-sheet for Swallownest.
Hallam Reserves of Division One were made to work hard to defeat Division Two’s Frecheville Reserves at Frecheville Sports Club. They edged the tie 3-2 to reach round three.
Handsworth were comfortable 5-1 winners over Sheffield Athletic at Warminster Road. Luke Broadbent and Liam Greenfield proved to be the difference between the two teams, scoring twice apiece.
Swinton Athletic put their poor league form to one side, and beat Silkstone United 4-0 at Silkstone Recreation Ground.
Grant Allott, Martin Jones (2), Chris Esberger and Enzo Guarini were all on the score-sheet for Millmoor Juniors, as they beat Sheffield Lane Top 5-1 at the Civil Service Ground.
There was just one game in the Premier Division, with league leaders Oughtibridge hosting Frecheville. Oughtibridge took all three points with a 3-0 victory and in the process stretch their lead at the top to seven points. The goals came from Joe Appleyard, Benjamin Cook and Daniel Robinson.
Tim Council notched-up his third hat-trick of the season in Penistone Church Reserves’ 5-0 home win over Davy FC on Saturday. Davy have lost their last two league games by the same 5-0 margin and remain winless.
Joker FC registered their first league win since early-September, as they beat Thorncliffe 4-3 at Ruby Cook Playing Fields.
Caribbean Sports bounced-back from last weeks’ 2-1 defeat to Bawtry Town, with a comfortable 4-0 home win over Boynton Sports. Caribbean have won four of their last five league games.
22 year old Ryan Smith scored all three goals, as Bramley Sunnyside ended a run of five consecutive league defeats with a 3-0 away win over New Bohemians. The win puts four points between them and bottom-side Kiveton Park.
League leaders Treeton Terriers U21 were busy in the cup, so both North Gawber Colliery U21 and Shaw Lane Aqua Force Barnsley U21 had the chance to take top spot. North Gawber were held to a goalless draw at Middlecliffe Lane by Houghton Main U21. Shaw Lane were also unable to win, as they were held to a 3-3 draw at home by Valley Knights U21. The draw was enough to give North Gawber top spot though, with Shaw Lane now in second position in a tight early season table.
Sam Day scored four times for Davy FC U21, but was still on the losing side as they fell to a 6-4 defeat at home to Bawtry Town U21. Zach Allen scored a hat-trick for Bawtry to help them to their first league win of the season.
Alex Lill scored a hat-trick to inspire Swallownest Miners Welfare U21 to an 8-1 home win over Swinton Athletic U21. The win keeps Swallownest in fourth place, only a point off the lead.