League Cup Final
The League Cup final took place on Thursday night, with Premier Division high-flyers Houghton Main and Penistone Church meeting at Sandy Lane. Penistone won the tie with a 3-1 win to claim their second League Cup win in past three seasons.
Handsworth climbed to the top of the Premier Division on Saturday, with a 3-1 win over mid-table Athersley Recreation Reserves at Sheerien Park. Just one point from their final two games will guarantee Handsworth the Championship.
It has been a fine end to the season for Wombwell Main. Midweek, four goals from Danny Frost inspired them to a 6-2 home win over High Green Villa. They followed that up on Saturday with a 2-1 home win over Swinton Athletic thanks to goals from Luke Bamford and Adam Lowe. Despite struggling for parts of the season, a run of one defeat in eight league games leaves Wombwell fifth-from-the-bottom with one game remaining.
Houghton Main followed up their Cup Final loss with a 3-3 draw away against Stocksbridge Park Steels Reserves. Stocksbridge have lost once in nine league games, whilst Houghton Main have not lost in the league in the same number of games.
Millmoor Juniors ended a run of three consecutive defeats, with a 1-0 home win over struggling High Green Villa. High Green finish the season bottom-of-the-table.
Everest finish the season third from the bottom in the table, following a 3-0 away win over Ecclesfield Red Rose midweek. Ecclesfield finish in the penultimate position.
Jubilee Sports completed their charge to take the Division One title on Saturday. They were 4-0 winners over Thorpe Hesley at Rockingham Community Centre midweek, with goals from Danny Barnsley, Matt Turner(2) and Jordan Livett. Matt Turner grabbed another brace on Saturday, as Jubilee beat Sheffield Athletic 2-0 at Warminster Road.
Second placed Joker FC also won on Saturday to confirm second place. They were impressive 6-2 winners at home against South Kirkby Colliery. Phil Roberts converted two penalties to aide the hosts. South Kirkby came into the gmae on the back of a big 9-1 win over Davy FC at Millar’s Walk midweek. Both Jordan Harrison and Craig Hobson had scored hat-tricks for South Kirkby in that game.
Wickersley secured third place on Saturday with a comfortable 4-0 away win over Rotherham Town at Herringthorpe Leisure Centre. Wickersley were also winners on Wednesday night, when they edged-out Sheffield Bankers at Davy’s Sports Club. Wickersley end the season 11 games unbeaten.
Sheffield Bankers bounced back from the aforementioned loss to Wickersley on Saturday, as they claimed a 6-3 win over Thorncliffe at Thorncliffe Playing Fields. The win ended a run of six games without a win for the Bankers.
Thomas Beech scored four times for Thorpe Hesley to help them to a 5-3 home win over Hallam Reserves. The win is enough to lift Thorpe Hesley to fourth bottom in the table.
Penistone Church Reserves were 4-2 winners away against Davy FC on Saturday. It is a result that helps them consolidate fourth position.
Scott Hartley scored a hat-trick for Millmoor Juniors Reserves, as they held Silkstone United to a 3-3 draw at Silkstone Recreation Ground. Millmoor have collected 17 points from their last seven games.
Kingstone United are turning up the heat on Division Two leaders North Gawber Colliery collecting four points this week. On Wednesday night they were held to a 2-2 draw at Boundary Sports & Social Club by New Bohemians. However, they were back to winning ways on Saturday with a 6-2 home win over Boynton Sports. Kingstone trail North Gawber by two points with three game to play, however North Gawber have four games remaining. Kingstone host North Gawber midweek.
Second bottom Kiveton Park ended their season with a 2-1 win over Sheffield Lane Top at the Civil Service Ground. The away win is Kiveton’s second of the season.
Bramley Sunnyside are finishing their season strongly. On Wednesday night they beat Sheffield FC Reserves 3-2 at Ruby Cook Playing Fields. They then claimed a 2-1 away win over Worsbrough Bridge Athletic Reserves on Saturday thanks to goals from Kyle Egan and Liam Miree. Bramley have won four of their last six games.
Caribbean Sports completed the double over Boynton Sports midweek, with a 3-2 win at the Civil Service Ground midweek. Caribbean won the reverse fixture 4-0 back in early-November.
Treeton Terriers U21 made it six consecutive wins on Saturday, as they beat Houghton Main U21 2-0 at Middlecliffe Lane. Treeton remain in second place, but now trail leaders Swallownest Miners Welfare U21 by only five points with two games remaining. Swallownest have completed their fixture list.
Also in-form in the U21 Division, who guaranteed third position this week. They were 4-1 winners at home to Houghton Main U21 midweek, and claimed a 3-3 draw on Saturday away to Davy FC U21. North Gawber have lost only one of their last seven league games.
Bradley Kerr scored all four goals for Shaw Lane Aqua Force Barnsley U21 as they beat Millmoor Juniors U21 4-0 at Grange Park on Saturday.