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Weekend Review No. 5 (17th October 20)

  • 19/10/20
  • By Rory Petre
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Fortunately, there were fewer postponements this weekend as each division in the County Senior League saw plenty of action and important points gained. It is a long season ahead, a marathon not a sprint!

Matchday 5

Premier Division

We start the weekends round-up with the current league leaders Dodworth Miners Welfare who hosted Jubilee Sports who had won two of their opening three games. The home side continued their fine form with an impressive 7-0 win which included braces for Daniel Barlow and Liam Owen. As a result, Dodworth keep a hold of top spot. There was an exciting nine goal thriller at Woolley Miners Welfare as North Gawber Colliery hosted Hepworth United FC. Again, it was a home win in the end as the game finished 6-3, with Luke Marsden and Carey Welford both scoring twice. North Gawber move up into third with a healthy looking +9 goal difference.

Elsewhere in the division there were two games that shared out five goals, the first was at St. George’s Park, Thorncliffe where High Green Villa were on the wrong side of the goals as the game was won 3-2 by the travelling Penistone Church Reserves. The other game that ended the same score was between Wakefield AFC and Wombwell Main. The hosts Wakefield were able to see off a Wombwell fight back and win the points and move into fourth place, that’s three wins from three now.

Down at the Mexborough Athletic Ground the home side Swinton Athletic continued their imperious start to the season winning 3-1 against Stocksbridge Park Steels Reserves. Swinton are now four points off Dodworth who are in first, however, they have two games in hand. The final game of the weekend saw a close contest between Oughtibridge WMSC and Sheffield Town end 1-0 to the home side. Two wins on the spin now for Oughtibridge moving them into mid-table safety.

Division One

Wombwell Town were able to dust themselves down after a defeat in their previous outing to win emphatically 5-0 against South Elmsall United Services. The win moves them above South Elmsall into sixth place, but Wombwell do also hold a game in hand. Over at the Kinsley Timber Stadium the home side Kinsley Boys were able to mount a comeback and beat New Bohemians 3-1. An important first win of the season for Kinsley draws them level with Bohemians on three points from three games.

South Kirkby Colliery backed up their win last weekend with another hard fought 2-1 win against Sheffield Union. The home side move onto seven points and Union stay on three, however, have only played twice this season. AFC Dronfield managed to return to winning ways with an important 2-1 win away to Sheffield Medics. Dronfield have seven points now from four games and will be pushing for the top three.

Sheerian Park was the venue for Athersley Recreation Reserves home tie against Kiveton Park. The away side were able to win 2-0 and keep their excellent start going, with thanks to goals from Jordan Cocks and Sean Ebbs. The divisions current leaders, Handsworth Reserves, were held at home against Denaby Main JFC with the game finishing 1-1. Sam Morley scoring for Handsworth and Jordan Cooper for Denaby.

Division Two

The Phoenix Sports and Social Club hosted a game between a winless Parkgate Reserves and Wakefield EFP. All credit to the home side who collected their first win of the season winning 6-1 and star man Sam Thompson bagging a hat-trick. The win pushes Parkgate up the division and into a positive goal difference as well. Over at The Wales High School home side Kiveton Park Reserves were just edged out 3-2 by league leaders Caribbean Sports as they stay perfect this season. Josh Sugden came off the bench to score for the away side. Kiveton Reserves have now had three 3-2 scorelines already this season, never far from entertainment.

There was a solid win for Houghton Main Development at home to Thurcroft FC with the game finishing 5-0. A brace for Matthew Auckland sent them on their way to a win, that moves the home side into fifth place. Silkstone United’s new lease of life continues this season as they came out 2-1 winners in a close contest with Stocksbridge Park Steels Development. It keeps the home side in touching distance with the top two despite the quick pace being set.

Ecclesfield Park was the venue for Sheffield Lane Top’s home fixture against Bank End AFC. The away side were victorious on this occasion winning 2-1 and as a result they leapfrog Lane Top into sixth having only played three times this season. The final game of the weekend was between two sides who were both enjoying good starts to the season. Millmoor Juniors and Swinton Athletic Reserves played out a 1-1 draw and means they both remain unbeaten this season. Swinton move back down into second but are well positioned still.