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Weekend Review No. 2 (26th September 20)

  • 28/09/20
  • By Rory Petre
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A blustery day across the region made footballing conditions tricky, however, all teams that played were able to produce some exceptional contests and as ever there was no lack of entertainment in the County Senior.

Premier Division

First to our two midweek games that both took place on Wednesday evening. It was game one for Stocksbridge PS Reserves who entertained Hepworth United at The Eco-Power Stadium. A singular goal from the penalty spot was enough to claim the three points for the home side curtesy of William Hilbert. The second game of the evening was a local derby between Penistone Church Reserves and Dodworth Miners Welfare. It was the away side that took the win 2-0 at the Memorial Ground therefore lifting them into first place, at least until the weekend.

Onto this weekend’s action and we start at Fir Vale Sport Centre as Sheffield Town hosted Stocksbridge PS Reserves. After going two goals down the home side stormed back to win 6-2 with skipper Sharaz Noor and Rida Hannioui both netting two goals apiece. Both teams have won and lost a game so far this season. North Gawber Colliery kept up their impressive start to the season with an 7-0 away win against Davy’s FC. A shoutout goes to Billy Smith for scoring four of the seven goals. Elsewhere Hepworth United were able to overcome their midweek disappointment with a solid 3-1 home win against Penistone Church Reserves. Hepworth as a result move up into third place.

Goals from Danny Frost and Kieran Hirst were enough to secure Wombwell Main’s first win of the league season as they beat High Green Villa 2-1. Both sides are now on three points, sitting in midtable. The final game of the weekend was a 0-0 shutout between Ecclesfield Red Rose and Dodworth Miners Welfare. Ecclesfield collect their first point of the campaign whereas Dodworth remain top of the table unbeaten in three games.

Division One

Kiveton Park FC first team played their first home game of the season hosting South Kirkby Colliery. The home side were too hot to handle winning 5-2 with Sean Ebbs netting a brace. The only blot on the home sides day was the red card for goalscorer Alexander Hardwick. It was also a good day at the office for another side playing at home as Denaby Main secured a solid 4-0 win against Kinsley Boys. Braces for both Christian Baxby and substitute Luke Townsend sealed the win. Two sides who impressed on the opening weekend met at Handsworth Junior Sporting Club, as Athersley Recreation Reserves travelled to play Handsworth FC Reserves. It was the home side who kept their 100 percent record intact with a 3-0 win and top the current league standings.

Over in Barnsley, Wombwell Town were hosting New Bohemians who were kicking off their season on the road. The match was an ill tempered one as the home side ended the game with only 8 men on the field as Bohemians secured a big 2-0 win with Alex Palmer scoring both goals. AFC Dronfield were able to get their season off and running after coming out 2-1 winners against South Elmsall United Services. Both goals for the home side went to Jordan Lumley. Elsewhere, there was a 1-1 draw between Sheffield Medics and Wombwell Main Development. Both sides will be satisfied with a point and getting off the mark for the season.

Division Two

Millmoor Juniors hosted a flying Stocksbridge PS Development who were buoyant after their brilliant win last weekend. It was, however, the home side that came out 6-1 winners as Niall Wilkinson saw red for Stocksbridge. Millmoor now sit in fourth place after going two games without defeat. There were six goals shared out between Silkstone United and Sheffield Lane Top at Silkstone Recreational Ground. The final score being 4-2 to the home side despite finishing the game with ten men after Antony Clarke was sent off. Silkstone are sitting pretty, joint top of the table.

Swinton Athletic continued their perfect start to the season with a solid 3-0 home win against Houghton Main Development. The goals came from Sam Atkinson, Jamie Oliver, and Charlie Smith. Another side that managed to keep up their perfect start was Caribbean Sports who secured a 2-0 home win against Thurcroft FC. Both sides saw players sent off, but Caribbean sit on top of Division 2 regardless. Our final game of the weekend came at Phoenix Sports and Social Club as Parkgate Reserves hosted Kiveton Park Reserves. It was a five-goal thriller which went the way of the away side, winning 3-2 and Daniel Payne was able to score twice.