Weekly Round-up

By Michael Clarke

Swinton and North Gawber march-on, Garvey hits 7

Compared to the last few weeks it was a steadier week in the County Senior League, as the past week was the first without a full midweek fixture list. However, there were still 21 games played over the past seven days.

Premier Division

It was another week and another win for early leaders Swinton Athletic. Goals from Mark Clare, Gary Halford and Darren Walker gave them a 3-1 win over newly promoted Jubilee Sports. The win makes it four-in-a-row for Swinton, who remain unbeaten.

Millmoor Juniors climbed into second place, after a 5-2 away win over struggling Wickersley. Scott Hartley was in fine form for Millmoor, scoring a hat-trick.

Handsworth Parramore brought to an end Swallownest Miners Welfare’s recent good form, beating them 2-1 at Handsworth Juniors Sports Club. Lee Hudson and Tommy Roebuck were both on target for last years’ league winners carrying them into fifth position.

Houghton Main fell down one place to fourth, after they were held to a 1-1 by Everest at Holme Lea Sports Ground.

Last years’ runner’s up Oughtibridge WMFC claimed only their second win of the season, with a hard-fought 3-2 win against Stocksbridge Park Steels Reserves at the Look Local Stadium.

Athersley Recreation Reserves drew their second consecutive game. This time they drew 1-1 against Joker FC at the Bill Chafer Youth Centre.

Frecheville’s unpredictable form continued as they registered their second clean-sheet of the season in a 0-0 draw at home against Wombwell Main.

Division One

A Carey-Joe Welford double inspired North Gawber Colliery to a 3-1 away win over Davy FC. The win is North Gawber’s sixth in eight games and puts them in first position in the table. Thorpe Hesley are hot on their heels though, after they beat Silkstone United 3-0 at Rockingham Community Centre, thanks to goals from Thomas Beech, David Cliff and Liam Dooley. Thorpe Hesley are only a point behind the leaders.

A Jerome Grant hat-trick helped Ecclesfield Red Rose to preserve their 100% record. Scott Kelly, Ryan Radford and Harry O’Neill were also on target for Ecclesfield as they beat South Kirkby Colliery 6-0 the Civil Service Ground. Ecclesfield are five points adrift of the lead, but have played three games less than their rivals.

High Green Villa are also hitting form. They claimed their fifth consecutive win on Saturday, as they beat Sheffield Bankers 2-1 at Thorncliffe Playing Fields.

Penistone Church Reserves registered a second clean-sheet in as many games, as they impressively beat Millmoor Juniors Reserves away from home 5-0.

Division Two

We can only start at Muglet Lane for our round-up in Division Two, where Maltby Main Reserves hosted league leaders Byron House. Nick Garvey was the star of the show, scoring seven times to give Byron House a 7-1 win and keep their 100% start going. Byron House are new to the league this season and their start is impressive, with a 28 goals in their seven games, with only five conceded int hat time.

Frecheville Reserves got their first win of the season, with a 3-0 win over Treeton Terriers on Monday night. Sadly for Frecheville, they were unable to build on that foundation, as they suffered their sixth defeat of the season in a 1-0 loss to Denaby United on Saturday. Steve Eller got the winner for Denaby in second-half injury time to give them a dramatic win.

Darren Burkitt scored twice for Shaw Lane Aqua Force Barnsley Reserves, as they beat New Bohemians 2-1 at Shaw Lane.

In another midweek fixture, Worsbrough Bridge Athletic Reserves beat Bawtry Town 6-1 at Park Road on Wednesday night.

U21 Division

Joe Oliver scored a hat-trick for Athersley Recreation U21’s, in their 6-1 defeat of AFC Dronfield U21’s at Gosforth Playing Fields. The win takes Athersley to the summit of the U21 Division.

Houghton Main U21’s played-out a 2-2 draw with last season U21 Division winners Swallwnest Miners Welfare. Houghton Main sit in second place, due to a worse goal difference compared to that of Athersley’s.

Handsworth Parramore continued their 100% start with their fourth consecutive win. This time they were 3-0 winners at home against Caribbean Sports U21’s.

Davy U21’s grabbed their first point of the season, as they held Wombwell Main U21’s to a 2-2 draw at Davy Sports Ground.

Where next?

Weekly Round-up U21 League Cup Begins
Weekly Round-up Swinton mrach on, North Gawber Colliery and Byrin House lead Div 1+2

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