Weekly Round-up

By Michael Clarke

Swinton mrach on, North Gawber Colliery and Byrin House lead Div 1+2

Once again there was a full fixture list both midweek and on the weekend in the County Senior League.

Premier Division

Swinton Athletic are riding a wave of momentum at the moment. They were 5-1 winners away against newly promoted Joker FC on Saturday. Swinton sit top of the table after five games played.

Swallownest Miners Welfare are Swinton’s nearest rivals. A Jason Shirt hat-trick gave them a 3-1 home win over Wombwell Main on the weekend. Swallownest are level on 13 points with Swinton but have played a game more.

Houghton Main are in third place, after gaining four points this week. They drew 1-1 at the Look Local Stadium against Stocksbridge Park Steels Reserves midweek, and were 4-0 winners at home to struggling Wickersley on Saturday.

Last years’ league winners Handsworth Parramore suffered their second defeat of the season, as they went down 3-1 away against last years’ Division One winners Jubilee Sports. Next up for Handsworth are in-form Swallownest next week.

Scott Hartley was once again the star for Millmoor Juniors. He scored twice as Millmoor beat Frecheville 4-1 at Grange Park. Frecheville had previously beaten Wickersley 3-1 midweek.

Division One

North Gawber Colliery maintained their unbeaten start this week. They beat two fellow newly promoted teams away this week. First up was a 3-1 win over Kingstone United, and then they narrowly beat third placed Rotherham Town 1-0 on the weekend. Rotherham had beaten Davy 3-0 midweek, and were unbeaten before Saturday’s loss.

Thorpe Hesley have had a great week. On Wednesday night, goals from Josh Williams, Danny Rowe (2), Luke Webster and Chad Dalton (2) gave them an emphatic 6-1 home win over AFC Dronfield on Wednesday night. They followed that with a late 2-1 away win over Davy on Saturday to extend their unbeaten run to four games and put them in second place.

Ecclesfield Red Rose made it four wins from four played, with a 2-0 win over Millmoor Juniors Reserves on Saturday. Daryl Wood scored both of the goals. Millmoor had won their first game of the season midweek, with 3-2 home win over Sheffield Athletic on Wednesday.

The aforementioned AFC Dronfield, were beaten heavily again on the weekend. This time they fell to a 5-0 loss to High Green Villa. High Green had previously beaten Silkstone United 3-1 midweek. That goal is the only goal High Green have conceded in their last four games.

Silkstone United bounced back from their defeat to High Green with a thrilling 4-3 win over Sheffield Bankers on Saturday.

South Kirkby Colliery made it three consecutive wins on Saturday, with a 2-1 win over Sheffield Athletic thanks to goals from Sam Hickin and Adrian Howe.

Division Two

Byron House lead the way in Division Two with a 100% record after six games. They beat Parkgate Reserves 4-0 on Tuesday and then were 3-0 winners over Sheffield Lane Top on Saturday. Impressively, they have also kept four clean-sheets in their unbeaten run.

Maltby Main Reserves are joint top, having played a game more. They were in action just the once this week, when they beat fellow high-flyers Denaby Main 1-0 at Muglet Lane. Denaby are just two points off the pace, and were in impressive form midweek in a 6-4 away win over Bawtry Town.

Goals from David Rivern, Peter Garforth and Matthew Blackwell gave Kiveton Park their third straight win on Wednesday night, with a 3-0 win over Treeton Terriers. However, that run was brought to a halt on Saturday, as they were edged-out 3-2 at Stone Close by Parkgate Reserves.

Caribbean Sports claimed their first win on Monday night, as they beat Frecheville Reserves 2-1. It was Caribbean’s first points since the opening game.

U21 Division

Goals from Sam Smith, Josh Cornwall and Orrin McIntyre gave league leaders Houghton Main U21’s a 3-1 away win over Denaby United U21 on Saturday.

Second placed AFC Dronfield U21’s have a mixed week. They were beat 5-2 away to last years’ league winners Swallownest Miners Welfare U21’s midweek. They did bounce back quickly though, scoring five times themselves, as they beat Wombwell Main U21’s 5-3 on Saturday.

Handsworth Parramore U21’s are the only team in the division who have a 100% record. They were comfortable 5-1 winners at Grange Park against Millmoor Juniors U21’s this week.

Luke Gledhill scored n hat-trick for North Gawber Colliery U21’s in their 5-2 win over winless Davy U21’s on Saturday afternoon.

Where next?

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