Weekly Round-up

By Michael Clarke

Title race gets tighter in Div 2

As is often the case the start of British Summer Time brought a short and sharp spell of heavy showers, which in turn upset the fixture list in the County Senior League this week. However, the fun was only partly interrupted with 14 games still taking place.

Premier Division

Swallownest Miners Welfare were kept alive their slim title hopes alive with a 2-1 away win over Millmoor Juniors. Ross Duggan and Jason Short were both on target for Swallownest, who are in third place, five points off the pace with two games remaining.

Joker FC claimed a vital three points with a 3-1 away win over Wickersley. The win is their third-in-a-row and takes them two places out of the bottom three, whilst Wickersley slipped into the bottom three.

Stocksbridge Park Steels Reserves heaped more woe on struggling Frecheville, by beating them 3-2 at the Look Local Stadium. The loss comes in Frecheville’s last game of the season and means they finish the season bottom-of-the-table.

Division One

Ecclesfield Red Rose were 2-0 winners away against High Green Villa on Wednesday night. They followed that up with a 5-2 home win over AFC Dronfield on Saturday. The back-to-back wins carry Ecclesfield into fifth position.

Kingstone United made it three wins from three, with a 1-0 win over Davy FC at Davy Sports Club. Their recent good form has helped Kingstone into a comfortable mid-table position.

South Kirkby Colliery stretched their unbeaten run to four games, with a 4-2 win over Sheffield Bankers at Hillsborough College. The win takes them above the Bankers and into eighth.

Division Two

The title race in Division Two took multiple turns on Saturday. Previous leaders Byron House were beaten for the seventh time this season, as they slipped to a 4-1 defeat away against Denaby United. Denaby are in fourth place, just two points off the lead. Byron House’s day, however, went from bad to worse as they fell to third in the table, with Denaby Main and Caribbean Sports leapfrogging them. Denaby Main were 4-1 winners at SHU Sports Ground against New Bohemians. Caribbean Sports were also 4-1 winners, as they beat Bawtry Town at home. All three teams are level on 44 points, but Byron House have played four games more than Denaby Main and two games more than Caribbean Sports.

U21 Division

League leaders Handsworth Parramore U21 slipped to their first defeat of the league season, as they were beaten by 2-1 by defending champions Swallownest Miners Welfare U21 at Handsworth Junior Sports Club. However, Handsworth still have a healthy lead of eight points. Swallownest followed up their midweek win, with 3-0 win over Millmoor Juniors U21 on Saturday.

Wombwell Main U21 edged Caribbean Sports U21 3-2 on Wednesday night at Caribbean Sports Club. They were not able to build on their victory as they fell 6-0 to North Gawber Colliery U21 on the weekend.

Where next?

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