Weekly Round-up

By Michael Clarke

A busy weekend..

It was a busy weekend of league fixtures in the County Senior League, with 22 league games taking place on Saturday across all four divisions.

Premier Division

Swinton Athletic extended their lead at the top of the Premier Division to seven points, as they beat Wickersley 3-1 at home, thanks to goals from Ryan Doxey (2) and John Burns.

Second placed Houghton Main suffered their second defeat in three games, as they slipped to a 3-0 home loss to Stocksbridge Park Steels Reserves. Luke Townsend, Adam Todd and Brodie Lychfield scored the vital goals for Stocksbridge who are unbeaten away from home in the league since September (five games).

Defending champions Handsworth Parramore were 4-2 winners at home to Frecheville. Handsworth have claimed seven points from the last nine available, and are 12 points off the lead in sixth place, with a game spare.

Joker FC followed up last weeks’ win over Wickersley, with a 2-1 win against Millmoor Juniors at the Bill Chafer Youth Centre. It is the first time Joker FC have recorded back-to-back wins this season, and is enough to lift them from the foot-of-the-table.

It has been a tough February for Oughtibridge WMFC, who on Saturday fell to their third straight defeat, as they lost 1-0 at home to Athersley Recreation Reserves.

Division One

League leaders North Gawber Colliery were made to work hard against third placed High Green Villa on Saturday. In the end one goal was enough as they recorded a narrow 1-0 win to extend their winning run to 10 games.

A Grant Allott hat-trick inspired Millmoor Juniors Reserves to only their second league win of the season. Adam Kennedy was also on target for Millmoor as they beat fellow strugglers South Kirkby Colliery 4-2 at Grange Park.

Goals from Ross Levesley and Tom Peace gave Silkstone United a 2-1 home win over Kingstone United.

Ecclesfield Red Rose ended a run of six games without a win, with a 4-2 away win over Rotherham Town.

Davy FC followed up last weeks’ 3-0 victory against Millmoor Juniors Reserves, with a 2-1 home win over Sheffield Bankers.

Division Two

With league leaders Byron House not in action at the weekend both Denaby Main and Caribbean Sports had a chance to gap between themselves and the leaders. Second placed Denaby Main fell to a 3-2 defeat away against Frecheville Reserves, with Ross Duggan scoring twice for the hosts. Caribbean Sports were also unable to claim a victory, as they were held to a 2-2 draw at home by mid-table New Bohemians. Byron House still the lead the way, with a nine point lead on Denaby.

Worsbrough Birdge Athletic Reserves fourth place with a 2-1 home win over previously fourth placed Maltby Main Reserves. Denaby Main, Caribbean Sports and Worsbrough all sit on 29 points, only separated by goal difference. Denaby United are in fifth on 27 points, following a hard-fought 3-2 victory away to Parkgate Reserves.

There was a big game at the bottom with with bottom side Bawtry Town travelling to Stone Close to face third bottom Kiveton Park. The game finished 1-1 with a point disappointing both teams.

Second bottom Sheffield Lane Top were able record their first league win since mid-November, with a 3-2 away win over Shaw Lane Aqua Force Barnsley Reserves.

U21 Division

Goals from Orrin McIntyre, Jame Hoyland and Tom Bird gave league leaders Houghton Main U21 a comprehensive 3-0 home win over Wombwell Main U21.

Handsworth Parramore U21 continued their 100% record, with their 11th straight victory. This time they were 4-1 winners at Handsworth Junior Sports Club against third placed Millmoor Juniors U21, moving into second place.

Mubarek Gabbon scored a hat-trick for Swallownest Miners Welfare U21, as they beat Davy U21 11-0 at Swallownest Miners Welfare.

Bawtry Town recorded their sixth win in eight games, with a 4-1 home win over AFC Dronfield U21 at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Josh Green scored the only goal as North Gawber Colliery U21 beat Athersley Recreation U21 1-0 at Sheerien Park.

Caribbean Sports U21 claimed their first win since mid-September, as they beat Denaby United U21 2-0 at Caribbean Sports Club.

Where next?

Weekly Round-up Big weekend at the bottom of the Premier Division, Handsworth Parramore U21 march-on
Weekly Round-up High Green make League cup 1/2 finals, Swinton win again

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