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Weekend Review No. 6 (24th October 20)

  • 26/10/20
  • By Rory Petre
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A challenging week does not even touch the surface. Everyone involved in the County Senior League in some capacity were put through a topsy turvy week with the new restrictions coming into effect in South Yorkshire.

Matchday 6

Premier Division

Despite the disruption of the crazy week that all clubs would have had, they certainly did not let that show on the field. Out of the five games played, the fewest amount of goals in each game was five and there were some real crackers to enjoy. Firstly, down to Wombwell Main CC where Stocksbridge Park Steels Reserves were the visitors. The game was a nine-goal thriller ending 5-4 to the home side Wombwell Main. They were helped by hat-trick hero Kieran Hirst as the three points lifts them into sixth place. There were also nine goals in the Davy’s FC and Ecclesfield Red Rose 1915 encounter. All the goals went the way of Ecclesfield as they recorded a big 9-0 away win. Both Kenan McKenzie-Grey and Carlton Carty were able to slot in hat-tricks.

Elsewhere there was a fantastic game between Houghton Main and Oughtibridge WMSC. The away side came away with a 4-3 win from the M-Tec Stadium and climb into mid-table safety after three wins on the bounce. There was another close contest between good starters Hepworth United and Wakefield AFC. The game was won 3-2 by Hepworth and therefore they return to the top three and Wakefield’s good run comes to an end. Another classic five goal thriller between two top sides, as North Gawber Colliery hosted the relentless Swinton Athletic. The away side claimed another vital three points and are now five wins from five. A brace from Enzo Guarini was crucial to the games end result.

Division One

Just the two games in Division One this weekend but there were still 10 goals across the two games. Starting at Norton Playing Fields, Sheffield Union hosted Wombwell Main Development. It was a game that had it all with seven goals in total and two red cards. The game finished 5-2 to the home side as both Atley Jackson and Dillan Smith saw red for the visitors. Union jump into seventh whereas Wombwell remain in 13th place.

The other game saw Denaby Main’s excellent start continue with a 2-1 home win against Sheffield Medics. Luke Townsend and Ben Richardson were both on the scoresheet. Denaby now sit top, however, those below them do have games in hand.

Division Two

Despite there only being three games across the division both first placed Caribbean Sports and second placed Swinton Athletic Reserves were in action. Caribbean were at home to Bank End AFC and won comfortably 5-0. That is six wins from six now from the former regulars of the County Senior league who remain top. Swinton Reserves were on the road but also managed to score five times in a stellar 5-1 win against Parkgate Reserves. Swinton remain hot on the tails of Caribbean with the only blot on their record being a draw last weekend against Millmoor.

The third and final game of the weekend was at Ecclesfield Park as Sheffield Lane Top hosted Houghton Main Development. The game finished a tight 1-1 draw with Patrick Cassidy scoring for the home side who remain one place below the visitors Houghton.