The midweek wet weather and the cold snap that followed led to the postponing of many of the league’s games this week. Firstly, we lost midweek games at Penistone and at Worksop’s Sandy Lane, followed by a high number of postponements on the weekend. All but four league games and one cup match survived the poor weather, along with a handful of S&HCFA cup games.
S&HCFA Senior Cup
Midweek Swallownest Miners Welfare hosted NCEL league side Hadnsworth Parramore in the Quarter Finals of the S&HCFA’s flagship competition. Sadly, Handsworth’s quality paid out, seeing them defeat Swallownest 7-0. It has been a great effort by Swallownest though, who beat Worksop Town and our very own Millmoor Juniors to reach this stage of the competition.
Thorpe Hesley moved to within a point of league leaders North Gawber Colliery, with a hard-earned 3-2 away win over Silkstone United. Danny Archer, Bradley Rotchell and Thomas Beech were all on target for Thorpe Hesley, who had lost both of their last two league games prior to Saturday.
Fourth met fifth place at the Civil Service Ground, where High Green Villa travelled to face Ecclesfield Red Rose. Ecclesfield were looking to bounce back, following their first league defeat of the season to North Gawber Colliery last Saturday. In the end the two teams were inseparable, sharing the points following a 1-1 draw.
Goals from Mused Salem, Mikey Taylor and Corey Cresswell gave Millmoor Juniors U21 a 3-1 away win over Denaby United U21 at Old Road Playing Fields. Millmoor remain in fourth position, six points off the pace with two games spare.
Bawtry Town U21 registered their fourth straight league win, with a convincing 6-1 away win over Davy FC U21. Bawtry have scored 19 goals in those four games, and are up to fifth place in the table.
League Cup 3rd Round
Only one cup game survived the weather, with Penistone Church Reserves taking on Worsbrough Bridge Athletic Reserves at the Memorial Ground. Penistone came out winners, with goals from Adam Dewsnap, Ross Nettleton and Jake Schofield giving them a 3-1 win.
S&HCFA Association Cup
In 3rd Round Division Two leaders Byron House fell to a 2-0 home loss to AFC Emley’s Development Squad. New Bohemians came out winners in the all County Senior League tie between themselves and Davy FC. Ryan Beck starred for New Bohemians scoring four goals in a 7-2 win.
There was one outstanding 2nd Round tie between Kingstone United and Sheffield Bankers. Kingstone ran-out 3-2 winners in a game that had previously been twice postponed.
S&HCFA Junior Cup 3rd Round
U21 Cup holders Swallownest Miners Welfare U21 were 7-1 winners Hall Green United in the Junior Cup 3rd Round. Alex Lill was on target four times for the hosts. Swallownest will be looking to retain the U21 Cup on Thursday (18/12), when they take on Athersley Recreation U21 in the final.
AFC Dronfield U21 were knocked-out of the Junior Cup, as they lost 3-2 to MLB Academy at Gosforth Playing Fields.