Weekly Round-up

By Michael Clarke

High Green make League cup 1/2 finals, Swinton win again

St Valentine’s day played host to the last League Cup Quarter-Final, as well as 18 league games.

League Cup Quarter-Final

Division Two outfit Parkgate Reserves’ cup run came to an end in dramatic fashion, as they lost 1-0 in extra-time to High Green Villa. Joe Long scored the winner to put 2012/13 finalist High Green into Semi-Finals where they will face Joker FC on Thursday 12th March. The other Semi-Final is an all Premier Division affair between Swinton Athletic and Oughtibridge WMFC on Wednesday 25th March.

Premier Division

League leaders Swinton Athletic registered their second 3-2 home win in a week, with a hard-fought win over Millmoor Juniors. Swinton’s lead remains at four points though, as second placed Houghton Main saw-off fourth placed Swallownest Miners Welfare 2-1 at Middlecliffe Lane. Adam Stead and Ashley Emmett were both on target for Houghton Main, as they bounced back from last weeks’ loss to Jubilee Sports.

A brace from Ben Furniss inspired Frecheville to a much-needed 2-1 home win over Oughtibridge WMFC. The win puts five points between Frecheville and second bottom Wombwell Main.

Goals from Scott Bingley and Charlie Hobson gave Jubilee Sports a 2-1 win over Athersley Recreation Reserves at Grange Park. The win takes Jubilee Sports into third place, only four points off the leaders but they have played four games more than their rivals.

Stocksbridge Park Steels Reserves remain fourth bottom following their 2-1 away win over Wombwell Main. Stocksbridge have only lost once in the league in their last five matches.

Struggling Joker FC recorded their first league victory since September with a 3-2 win over Wickersley at the Bill Chafer Youth Centre.

Division One

Leaders North Gawber Colliery registered their ninth consecutive league win, as they beat Silkstone United 2-1 at Woolley Miners Welfare.

Penistone Church Reserves kept up the pressure on the leaders with an emphatic 6-0 away win over AFC Dronfield. On 49 goals Penistone are by far the highest goalscorers in Division One and are only two points off the leaders, but have played two games more.

The game of the day, at least goal-scoring-wise came at Herringthorpe Leisure Centre, where Sheffield Bankers beat Rotherham Town 6-5.

Davy FC recorded their biggest league win of the season, with a 3-0 win over struggling Millmoor Juniors Reserves at Grange Park.

Kingstone United put a two point cushion between them and the bottom two, with a vital 3-1 away win over fourth placed Thorpe Hesley.

South Kirkby Colliery followed up last weeks’ 2-2 draw with Rotherham Town, with a further 2-2 draw away against mid-table Ecclesfield Red Rose.

Division Two

League leaders Byron House’s winless run stretched to four games, with after they were held to a 2-2 draw at home by Maltby Main Reserves.

League Cup Semi-Finalists Denaby Main moved into second place, with a 1-0 away win over Sheffield Lane Top. Denaby are nine points off the lead, but have five games in hand.

Bradley Foley scored six times to help mid-table New Bohemians to a 9-2 victory over bottom side Bawtry Town at Bawtry Road.

Denaby United followed up last weeks’ win over Bawtry Town, with a 3-2 away win over KIveton Park. It is the first time Denaby have racked up back-to-back league wins since August.

U21 Division

Handworth Parramore retained their 100% league record with their 10th straight win. They beat bottom side Davy U21 9-0 at Davy Sports Ground. Handsworth are in third only two points behind leaders Houghton Main U21. They also have played four games less than their fellow title-chasers.

George Talbot, Aidan Unwin and Josh Malin were all on the score-sheet for AFC Dronfield U21, as they beat Denaby United U21 3-2 at Old Road.

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