Weekly Round-up

By Michael Clarke

League Cup starts, Swinton keep winning

League Cup 1st Round

Division One’s High Green Villa have fine cup pedigree, having reached the final two years ago. They emphasised this pedigree on Saturday as they dumped-out Premier Division Jubilee Sports 2-0, with goals from Chad Tunnard and Luke Parkinson.

2012/13 winners Wombwell Main set-out their stall with an emphatic 8-0 away win over Denaby United U21. Simon Chadburn was the star of the final two years ago for Wombwell, and he was in fine form on Saturday as well scoring three times. Wombwell’s U21 also booked their place in the next round with a similarly comfortable result, as they beat Caribbean Sports U21 7-1 at home.

Houghton Main started their campaign with a 4-2 win over Millmoor Juniors at Middlecliffe Lane. Jake Simon, Ashley Emmett, Jack Waldron and Kieran Hirst were all on target for last years’ finalists.

Division Two’s Shaw Lane Aqua Force Barnsley Reserves caused a shock by beating Division One’s Kingstone United 6-1 away from home.

Joe Rowlands scored a hat-trick to help Swallownest Miners Welfare to a 7-0 away win over North Gawber Colliery U21. Michael Briggs (2), Jamie Hopkins and Mitch Ward were also on target for Swallownest. Swallownest’s U21 side also went through, with a 4-0 home win over Bawtry Town U21.

Division Two leaders lost their first game of the season, when they were beaten 6-5 by fellow Division Two outfit Denaby Main at Tickhill Square. Denaby will hope the win will give them inspiration when the two sides meet in the league in their next league match.

Sheffield Bankers made a surprise charge to the Semi-Finals of last years’ competition, and they started impressively in this years’ version on Saturday. They were 7-2 winners over Millmoor Juniors Reserves at Grange Park.

Division Two rivals Rotherham Town and North Gawber Colliery met at Herringthorpe Leisure Centre. Rotherham edged this one, with a 4-2 win over high-flying Rotherham. Mike Parkinson shone throughout, scoring a brace.

A single goal from veteran forward Tom Council was enough to give Penistone Church Reserves a 1-0 win over Kiveton Park at Stone Close.

Silkstone United made their place in the Second Round certain with a 3-0 home win over Athersley Recreation U21. Jamie Thornton, Anthony Clarke and Wayne Hughes were all on the score-sheet for the hosts.

Harry Chamberlian and Jake Duckenfield were both on target for Frecheville, as they booked their place in the next round with a 2-1 home win over Ecclesfield Red Rose.

Parkgate Reserves registered their fourth straight win, with a 6-5 victory over AFC Dronfield. Parkgate led 4-1 at the break. Dronfield scored four more in a spirited display but Parkgate’s quality proved to strong in the end.

Worsbrough Bridge Athletic Reserves claimed their first win on Saturday this season, as they beat Frecheville Reserves 2-1 at Park Road.

Wickersley put behind them their struggling league form, as they beat Davy U21 9-1 at Wickersley School.

Tom Walker scored twice to inspire Joker FC to a 4-0 win over Houghton Main U21 at the Bill Chafer Youth Centre.

Division One’s Thorncliffe’s struggling start to the season was compounded with a 15-0 away loss to Handsworth Parramore U21.

Goals from Stacy Sharif, Wayne Ramsey and Owen Holmes gave Caribbean Sports a 3-1 home win over fellow Division Two side New Bohemians.

AFC Dronfield edged-out Bawtry Town in a dramatic tie on Wednesday night at the Keepmoat Stadium. Dronfield scored a last minute penalty to secure their place in Round Two.

Premier Division

There was just one game in the Premier Division, with leaders Swinton Athletic hosting last years’ runners up Oughtibridge WMFC. Swinton took advantage of the lack of action to extend their lead to four points, with a 2-1 home win. Justin Greenwood scored both of the goals for Swinton, as they extended their winning run to five matches.

Division One

Thomas Beech and Josh Hemmingway both scored twice in a comfortable win for Thorpe Hesley over Sheffield Athletic at Warminster Road. The win is enough to take Thorpe Hesley to the summit of Division One.

Division Two

Maltby Main Reserves are up to third place, after they beat Sheffield Lane Top 2-0 at the Civil Service Ground. The loss is Lane Top’s second in a week, as they fell to 1-0 loss to second placed Parkgate Reserves on Wednesday night.

Where next?

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