U21 Cup Quarter-Finals
The U21 21 Cup Quarter-Finals provided the main event this week in the County Senior League.
Goals from Mubarek Gabdon (2) and Alex Lill gave last years’ U21 Division winners Swallownest Miners Welfare U21 a 3-0 home win over AFC Dronfield U21.
U21 Division leaders Athersley Recreation U21 claimed their Semi-Final place with a 2-1 away win over Denaby United U21.
Jack Conley scored the only goal for Houghton Main U21, as they beat Handsworth Parramore U21 at Middlecliffe Lane.
Kieran Brown and Andy Kenworthy scored the vital goals for Wombwell Main U21, in their 2-1 home defeat of Caribbean Sports U21.
Swallownest Miners Welfare inflicted the first defeat of the season on high-flying Swinton Athletic. Goals from Joe Rowland and Jamie Hopkins gave Swallownest a 2-1 win and take them into third in the table.
Houghton Main were impressive 3-0 winners away to Handsworth Parramore. The win was Houghton Main’s fifth consecutive league win and is enough to them above the aforementioned Swinton and into first position in the table. Houghton Main lead by two points but Swinton do have two games spare.
Frecheville climbed out of the relegation zone after they beat Oughtibridge WMFC 3-0 away-from-home. Oughtibridge have already lost more league games (5) than they did all last season.
Stocksbridge Park Steels Reserves recorded back-to-back wins for the first time this season, following their 2-0 home win over Jubilee Sports.
Richard Gomersall scored twice to inspire Athersley Recreation Reserves to a 3-1 home win over Millmoor Juniors. Athersley are now unbeaten in four league games.
Wickersley registered their third win of the season, as they beat Wombwell Main 4-3 in a thriller at Wickersley School.
With league leaders Thorpe Hesley not in action High Green Villa had the chance to take top spot as they took on bottom-of-the-table Davy FC at Davy Sports Ground. It turned out to be a frustrating day for the high-flyers though, as they were held to a 2-2 draw. The point is enough to take High Green level with a Thorpe Hesley, but they remain second on goal difference.
Ecclesfield Red Rose maintained their 100% start to the season, with a 2-1 home win over Sheffield Athletic, thanks to two goals from Jerome Grant. Ecclesfield remain fifth but have played four games left than Thorpe Hesley who they face in two weeks time.
South Kirkby Colliery ended a run of three straight defeats with their first draw of the season drawing 3-3 against high-flying Penistone Church Reserves.
Silkstone United registered their fourth win in five league games, as they beat Sheffield Bankers 4-2 at Silkstone Recreation Ground.
AFC Dronfield ended a ruin of four consecutive losses with a 2-1 away win over Millmoor Juniors Reserves.
Rotherham Town ended a run of three league defeats, with a 2-2 draw against Kingstone United at Herringthorpe Leisure Centre.
League leaders Byron House bounced back from their first defeat of the season last week, with a 3-1 win over Denaby United at Warminster Road. Byron House have a five point lead at the top.
Denaby Main moved into second place, with a 3-1 home win over Sheffield Lane Top. Denaby had lost 2-1 away against Worsbrough Bridge Athletic Reserves on Wednesday night.
Shaw Lane Aqua Force Barnsley Reserves were 3-2 winners away against third placed Parkgate Reserves.
Worsbrough Bridge Athletic Reserves ended a good week with a first win of the season on Saturday. They were 2-0 winners over Kiveton Park at Park Road.
Caribbean Sports extended their unbeaten league run to four matches, with an impressive 7-0 home win over fourth placed Maltby Main Reserves.
New Bohemians drew their third consecutive game. This time they held Frecheville Reserves to a 1-1 draw at Frecheville Sports & Social Club.
There was just one game in the U21 Division due to the U21 Cup Quarter Finals taking place. Bawtry Town U21 were 2-1 winners away against North Gawber Colliery U21. The win is Bawtry’s first of the season and enough to lift them one place of the bottom-of-the-table.