After two weeks of weather-interrupted fixture lists, the County Senior League returned to normality with most fixtures getting the go-ahead on Saturday.
League Cup Quarter-Final
Joker FC put aside their poor league form to book their place in the League Cup Semi-Finals with a hard-fought victory over Division Two’s Denaby Main at the Bill Chafer Youth Centre. Joker FC join Oughtibridge WMFC and Swinton Athletic in the next stage. The last Quarter-Final takes place next week between Parkgate Reserves and High Green Villa.
Goals from Ryan Foxey, Gavin Halford and Marcus Clarey helped league leaders Swinton Athletic to a 3-2 away win over Frecheville.
A Craig Senior hat-trick gave Jubilee Sports a 3-1 win over second placed Houghton Main at Chaucer School. The win leaves Jubilee Sports in fourth place. There was more bad news for Houghton Main, as they fell to third place following Swallownest Miners Welfare’s impressive 4-1 away win over Oughtibridge WMFC. Swallownest trail leaders Swinton by only two points with game spare. The title race is still tight though, with only five points separating Swinton and fifth placed Oughtibridge.
Wickersley built on their mid-table position with a 2-1 win over fellow mid-table side Athersley Recreation Reserves at Sheerien Park.
North Gawber Colliery registered their eighth consecutive league win, with a 2-1 home win over Sheffield Bankers. Carey Walford and Kez Garner scored the vital goals for the league leaders.
Penistone Church Reserves are remain just two points behind the leaders, after they were made to work hard for a 3-2 away win over Ecclesfield Red Rose. Penistone have won all of their last five league games.
Dominic Beevers was the star of the show for High Green Villa, scoring three times as they beat Millmoor Juniors Reserves at Grange Park. The win takes High Green up to third position in the table.
Goals form Jamie Dixon and Aiden Goddard gave Silkstone United a 2-0 home win over Davy FC. The win ends a run of four league games without-a-win for mid-table Silkstone.
Fifth placed Rotherham Town were held to a 2-2 draw at home to South Kirkby Colliery. The point does not really help promotion chasing Rotherham or relegation battling South Kirkby.
League leaders Byron House slipped to their third straight defeat, as they were downed 4-1 by Parkgate Reserves. Luckily for Byron House they still have a nine point cushion at the summit of the table.
Jamie Harrison scored the only goal to give Kiveton Park a vital win over fellow strugglers New Bohemians at Stone Close. Strangely the two sides met in the reverse fixture last week. On that occasion Kiveton also took the spoils with a 2-0 victory.
Denaby United heaped more woe on struggling Bawtry Town, by beating them 5-1 at Old Road Playing Fields.
Maltby Main Reserves were held to a 1-1 draw at home against Shaw Lane Aqua Force Barnsley Reserves.
League leaders Houghton Main U21 consolidated their position with a 4-1 home win over North Gawber Colliery U21. Giorgio Williams, Josh Fairman, Danny Whysall and Alex Lacey were all on the score-sheet for Houghton Main.
Handsworth Parramore maintained their 100% record, with their ninth consecutive victory. This time they were 5-2 winners away against AFC Dronfield U21. Handsworth are in third place, just five points off the pace with five games in hand.
Millmoor Juniors U21 registered their fourth consecutive league win, with an emphatic 5-0 away win over Davy U21. Millmoor are in second place, just one point off the lead.
Wombwell Main U21 notched consecutive league wins for the first time this season, as they beat Denaby United 3-1 at Wombwell Main Cricket Club.