Weekly Round-up

By Michael Clarke

Treeton Terriers lose in Junior Cup 1/2 Final, Oughtibridge slip again in the Premier Division, Joker lose to Silkstone again, North Gawber march-on in Division Two

S&HCFA Junior Challenge Cup Semi-Final
Treeton Terriers U21’s excellent Junior cup run came to an end at the Semi-final stage, as they fell to a 3-1 defeat to Byron House 2010. Treeton will now turn their attention to the league, where they trail the leaders Swallownest Miners Welfare U21 by 11 points but have four games spare.

Premier Division
League leaders Oughtibridge WMFC fell to their second consecutive loss, as they were beaten 1-0 at home by
Swallownest Miners Welfare. This time Handsworth were able to take advantage of the leaders’ slip. In midweek, Handsworth were 4-1 winners over struggling High Green Villa. They were also in action on Saturday, when goals from Joseph Austin and Nathan Morritt gave them a 2-0 win over Millmoor Juniors at Oliver’s Mount. Handsworth now trail Oughtibridge by only six points, with three games in hand.

Goals from Adam Stead and Luke Sykes gave Houghton Main a narrow 2-1 win over High Green Villa at Middlecliffe Lane. Houghton Main remain in fourth place, but have stretched their unbeaten run to seven league games.

Third placed Penistone Church slipped to a surprise 2-0 home loss to Swinton Athletic. Swinton have won their last four league games, without conceding a goal.

Stocksbridge Park Steels Reserves scored six goals in a match for the third time this season on Wednesday night. This time out a Ryan McDonald hat-trick helped them to a 6-1 home win over Millmoor Juniors.

Everest and Wombwell Main could not be split at Holme Lea Sports Ground, where they shared a 1-1 draw on Saturday. The result helps neither team in their fight to beat the drop.

Frecheville Played-out their third consecutive draw against Athersley Recreation Reserves on Saturday. They were goalless last week, but this time they drew 4-4 in a thriller at Frecheville Sports & Social Club.

Division One
Braces from Tom Adams and Mitch Wiltshire gave Silkstone United a 4-3 win over league leaders Joker FC. It is the second win Silkstone have had over the leaders in successive weeks.

Wickersley cut Joker’s lead at the top to only seven points (with two games in hand). They were 2-0 winners at home to South Kirkby Colliery, thanks to goals from Matthew Longley and Ben Thornton.

Jubilee Sorts also kept up the pressure on the front-runners, with a 3-2 away win over Rotherham Town. Danny Barnsley starred for Jubilee, scoring twice. Jubilee are now in third place, just eight points off the pace with four games spare.

Penistone Church Reserves climbed into the top four, with an impressive 5-1 win Thorpe Hesley at Rockingham Community Centre.

Oliver Woodhead scored twice to inspire Sheffield Athletic to a 3-2 win over second-bottom Sheffield Bankers at Warminster Road.

Bottom-of-the-league Davy FC slipped to their eight loss in their last nine league games, as they were beaten 4-3 by Hallam Reserves at Sandygate. The win was only Hallam’s second since November in the league.

Scott Hartley scored four times to help Millmoor Juniors Reserves to a 7-2 home win over Thorncliffe. Neil Brown (2) and Ben Jordan were also on target for Millmoor who are unbeaten in six league games.

Division Two
Carey-Joe Welford hit a hat-trick for league leaders North Gawber Colliery, as they maintained their six point lead. Their 4-1 away win on Saturday against Kiveton Park stretches their unbeaten league run to 11 matches.

Kingstone United are still on North Gawber’s coat-tails, following the 5-1 defeat of Worsbrough Bridge Athletic Reserves at Park Road on Saturday. Kingstone sit six points off the pace, but have a game spare. Worsbrough Bridge were also in action midweek, when they beat Frecheville Reserves 4-0 at Park Road.

AFC Dronfield registered their third win in their last four league matches, with a 2-0 over Sheffield Lane Top at the Civi Service Ground. Dronfield remain in third place.
Bramley Sunnyside claimed a vital three points at the bottom, as they beat fourth placed Bawtry Town 3-1 at Ruby Cook Playing Fields.

Goals from Paul Knapton, Miles Howarth and Lewis Whitaker gave Sheffield FC Reserves a 3-2 win over New Bohemians at the Boundary Sport & Social Club.

Maltby Main Reserves scored six for the second consecutive home game, as they beat Boynton Sports 6-0 at Muglet Lane.

U21 Division
League leaders Swallownest Miners Welfare U21 beat second placed North Gawber Colliery U21 1-0 away from home. Swallownest have now played all their games, and will have an anxious wait. Only Treeton Terriers U21 can catch the league leaders, but they must win all of their remaining four games. The two teams meet again on Thursday in the U21 Cup Final at the Look Local Stadium.

Mused Salem followed up his four goal haul last week, with a brace this time out, to help Millmoor Juniors U21 to 2-1 win over Houghton Main U21 at Grange Park.

Swinton Athletic U21 continued their renaissance, as they recorded their third win in four league matches with a 3-0 away win over Shaw Lane Aqua Force Barnsley U21.

Where next?

Swallownest Miners Welfare U21 win U21 Cup! North Gawber Colliery U21 1 Swallownest Miners Welfare U21 2

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