Monday, 12 May 2014

Round-up 11/5

Rawson Spring finished second in the Premier Division last week on goal difference, but they had a better week this time-out. They put in a fine performance at Bramall Lane on Wednesday night to clinch the S&HCFA Senior Cup with a 4-2 win over Joker FC. The all important goals came in the form of braces from Andrew Gascigne and Alex Torr.

Division One
Jack-in-a-Box ended their season with a fine 4-0 home win over City Taxis at Davy Sports Club on Sunday. Jack-in-a-Box end the season in third position.

Division Two
SWD knew only win against Ridgeway Athletic would be enough to give them the Division Two title. They held their nerve, with two goals from Wesley Hewitt setting them up for a 3-1 win.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Rawson Spring lift the cup

Taylor & Emmet Sunday Senior Cup Final.
Rawson Spring 4 Joker 2

Rawson Spring did themselves and the Meadowhall Sheffield Sunday Football League proud last night at Bramall Lane beating Joker of the Rotherham Premier League by 4 goals to 2.

Rawson got off to a terrific start with two goals within the first 10 minutes. The first a solo effort from a through ball by Andrew Gascoigne who collected the ball on the right and cut into the penalty area and despatched a low shot from 14 yards beating a despairing keeper to the left and the ball nestled in the goal.

Second came just a few minutes after with Jack Poulton doing excellent work on the left hand side beating the full-back and crossing for Alex Torr to stab in from close range.

On this Joker rallied a little and after a corner on 25 minutes a headed which was excellently saved by Joshua Branch came back out and was headed toward goal to be cleared off the line by which the linesman flagged to say it had gone over the line to make it 2-1, game-on.

Rawson's came back strongly and scored two more goals in the last 10 minutes of the half. The first crossed from the left by Jack Poulton was stabbed towards goal and a excellent save by Joker keeper Jamie Bailey rebounded out and it placed past him and a defender on the line from 12 yards to make it 3-1.

Minutes afterwards a free-kick from the right was met by Alex Torr who rose above the Joker defence to head it in.

Half-time 4-1 to Rawson.

The second half was a different matter with Rawson's sitting back and inviting Joker onto them to defend their lead.

With about 20 minutes left a ball through found the Joker winger who cross come chip evaded the Rawson goalkeeper and was headed in at the back post to make it 4-2.

Rawson's on the defending resolutely and after one or two scared started to attack in part themselves.

The game became cat and mouse for the last ten minutes and with substitutions disrupting the game there was only going to be one outcome.

A well deserved win and congratulations to Rawson's for a great cup campaign.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Round-up 4/5

Tinsley Trophy Final
Penistone Church put behind them their poor league form to claim the Tinsley Trophy on Wednesday night at the Look Local Stadium. Penistone were 2-1 winners over fellow Division One side Jack-in-a-Box.

Premier Division
Hackenthorpe B knew on Thursday night only a win would be enough if they were to catch Rawson Spring and win the Premier Division. A win is what they got, with an impressive 7-2 win over Wadsley Bridge WMC at Swallownest Miners Welfare Ground. Hackenthorpe win the title on goal difference and leave Rawson Spring ruing losing their final two league games of the season, but they do have time to make some amends on Wednesday night when they face Joker FC in the Senior Cup Final.

Crookes clinched fourth place in the Premier Division with back-to-back wins this week. On Thursday they were 3-0 winners away against Arundel. They followed that up on Sunday with an emphatic 8-0 victory over Wadsley Bridge WMC at Chaucer Sports Centre.

Division One
Division One Winners High Noon completed an unbeaten league season on Thursday, with a routine 3-0 home win over Hurlfield.

Packhorse Inn put themselves in pole position for second place, with two wins this week. They were 4-1 winners at home against HSBC midweek, and then completed their fixtures with a 3-1 away win over Hackenthorpe B. Packhorse end the season unbeaten in seven league games.

Tinsley Trophy Runner’s up Jack-in-a-Box still have a slim chance of second place after Jason Short strike gave them a 1-0 win over Hurlfield on Sunday. Jack-in-a-Box will need to win their final game at home to fourth placed City Taxis and a 13 goal swing in order to claim second position in the standings.

It was a case of after the Lord’s Mayor Parade for Penistone Church. They won the Tinsley Trophy on Thursday night, but slipped to their 12th loss of the season on Sunday, as they lost 4-2 at home to City Taxis.

Division Two
Ridgeway Athletic ended a run of four games without a win, with a 4-1 away win over Bystrany Sheffield.

Wesley Hewitt grabbed a hat-trick for SWD, as they beat Cricketers 2012 7-0 at Springs Academy. SWD sit in third position, just two points off Mosbrough’s lead. There is only one game left in Division Two, which SWD v Ridgeway Athletic, so SWD know only a victory will see them league winners.

U21 Division
Mosborough U21 registered back-to-back 4-0 home wins this week. They beat high-flyers Brampton Dynamos U21 on Thursday night, and then followed up with more of the same again on Sunday against Sharrow United U21.

Brampton Dynamos U21 bounced back from the aforementioned loss to Mosborough, with a 4-0 away win over second bottom Double Top U21 on Sunday. The win was enough to keep Brampton in second place.

Miles Howarth scored twice for Abbey Lane U21 to inspire them to a 4-2 victory over Wisewood Hounds U21 at the Boundary Club. Abbey Lane remain in third place.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Penistone win the Cup!

Congratulations to Penistone Church who won the Tinsley Trophy tonight, with a 2-1 win over fellow Division One side Jack-in-a-Box at the Look Local Stadium.

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Round-up 27/4

Premier Division
The heat is on Rawson Spring at the top of the Premier Division. Rawson Spring lost their second game of the season, as they went down 2-0 away against second placed Hackenthorpe A. Rawson Spring were unbeaten in the league prior to last week, but Hackenthorpe’s win cuts their lead to just three points. Hackenthorpe have a superior goal difference, and also have one game left against bottom side Wadsley Birdge WMC. Rawson Spring have completed their fixtures.

Brunsmeer Abbey AJW have had a productive week.On Thursday they claimed a 3-1 win over second placed Hackenthorpe A. Scott Ruthven starred for Brunsmeer with a brace of goals. They followed that up on Sunday with a hard-fought 2-1 away win over The Devonshire.

Crookes built on last weeks win Rawson Spring, with a 2-1 win over Handsworth Turf Tavern at Warminster Road.

Wadsley Bridge WMC claimed just their second point of the season, as they held Arundel to a 1-1 draw at Chaucer Sports Centre.

Division One
High Noon have had a strange week, as they played-out consecutive goalless draws. The league leaders firstly drew with second placed Packhorse Inn on Tuesday night, before and then were held at home to Hackenthorpe B on Sunday. The draws will not bother High Noon too much though, as they have won the Division One title.

Jack-in-a-Box climbed into third place with a 2-1 home win over second-bottom Penistone Church. Only goal difference leaves Jack-in-a-Box below second placed Packhorse Inn with two games to play.

Division Two
Mosborough leapfrogged Woodhouse JFC to go top of the Second Division on Sunday, as they beat their rivals 4-0 at Mosborough Miners Welfare. Mosborough now have an anxious wait. They have finished their fixtures and lead the standings, but if SWD win their remaining two games they can snatch the title out of their grasp.

U21 Division
Double Top U21 ended a run of four straight losses, as they beat Wisewood Hounds 4-3 at Halfway Junior School on Tuesday night. They could not follow that up with a positive result on Sunday though, as they slipped to a 3-1 home defeat at the hands of Sharrow United U21.

Two goals from Danny Phelan inspired Wisewood Hounds U21 to a 3-0 home win over fellow mid-tabler's 
Mosborough U21 on Sunday. That loss was Mosborough’s third in a row, as they were also downed 2-1 at home to Brunsmeer U21 on Thursday night.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Round-up 20/4

Premier Division
The door opened slightly in the title race, as league leaders Rawson Spring lost their first league game of the season., They were beaten 1-0 by Crookes, who lie third from the bottom in the standings.
Hackenthorpe A took advantage of Rawson’s slip, to move within six points of top spot, with two games spare. Hackenthorpe were 3-2 winners in an hard-fought game against Royal Earl at Swallownest Miners Ground. Hackenthorpe host Rawson Spring next Sunday.

Third placed Brunsmeer Abbey AJW have had a productive week. On Thursday night, they beat the aforementioned Crookes 3-1 at Warminster Road. They followed that up on Sunday with a comfortable 3-0 home win over Wadsley Bridge WMC.

Hat-tricks from Nick Owen and Sam Read gave The Devonshire a 6-0 home win over Arundel. The two sides only met last week in the reverse fixture, where Arundel took the spoils with a 3-1 win. Arundel were also in action on Thursday night, when they beat fourth placed Handsworth Turf Tavern 1-0 at Davy’s Sports Club

Division One
Packhorse Inn were impressive 4-0 winners against Penistone Church at Thorncliffe Playing Fields on Sunday. Packhorse remain in second place, but are now seven points off the leaders High Noon, with three games remaining.

City Taxis were held to a 2-2 draw at home by Jack-in-a-Box in a entertaining 2-2 draw.

Division Two
Second placed Mosborough hosted third placed SWD on Sunday, with both teams looking to put pressure on the leaders Woodhouse JFC. However, the game was a stalemate, ending 0-0. It leaves Mosborough two points off the pace, and SWD are four points behind with a game in hand. Woodhouse had climbed back to the summit on Thursday night, with a 4-0 win over Cricketers 2012 at Handsworth Grange School.

U21 Division
Brampton Dynamos U21 moved into second place in the table on Thursday night, with a 3-2 win over Hackenthorpe Warriors U21 at Wales High School. Brampton have won nine of their last 10 league games.

It has been an up-and-down week for Brunsmeer U21. They started the week on Tuesday, with an emphatic 10-0 win over Swallownest U21. Jack Lambert scored four of those goals, with Rowley Bland also contributing three to the cause. Next up was Sharrow United U21 on Thursday night. This time Brunsmeer lost narrowly 2-1. But the week was not over for Brunsmeer, as they travelled to Waterthorpe Playing Fields to take on Hackenthorpe Warriors U21. Despite Lambert featuring heavily again for Brunsmeer (scoring three times), they lost the game 4-3. Hackenthorpe did not win in the 2-13 part of this season, but have won five of the eight games they have played this calendar year.

Mohammed Abdi scored a brace as Sharrow United U21 beat Mosborough U21 3-2 in a mid-table clash on Sunday at Sheffield United’s Redtooth Academy. That loss came on the back of a 4-4 draw home against Double Top U21 on Thursday night. That draw ended a run of three straight defeats for the Double Top.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Round-up 13/4

Premier Division
Arundel took another step closer to the Premier Division title with a hard-fought win over Crookes at the Civil Service Ground. Rawson Spring are now nine points clear of second placed Hackenthorpe A, who have two games spare.

Second placed Hackenthorpe A were in action on Thursday night. They beat Wadsley Bridge WMC 4-0 at Chaucer Sports Centre on Thursday night. Ashley Longstaff starred, scoring twice as they stretched their unbeaten league run to six games.

Handsworth Turf Tavern beat Brunsmeer Abbey AJW 3-2 at Davy’s Sports Club on Thursday night. The two teams will meet again in a months time in the League Cup final.

Arundel climbed into fourth place, with a 3-1 home win over The Devonshire. It is the first time Arundel have scored for three games in the league.

Division One
There was just one game in Division One, with HSBC hosting Penistone Church at HSBC Sports Club. The spoils were shared, as they drew 2-2. The point ends a run of four consecutive defeats for HSBC.

Division Two
SWD climbed into third place in the Second Division, with a 5-0 win away against Bystrany Sheffield. Brandon Wilde scored a hat-trick to add to the two he scored last week. SWD are now only two points off leaders Woodhouse JFC with a game in hand.

U21 Division
Abbey Lane U21 climbed into second place in the U21 Division with a 2-0 away win over Mosborough U21 on Tuesday night. Mosborough did not let the loss get the down though, as they won 4-0 away against Hackenthorpe Warriors U21 just 48 hours later.

League winners Sheffield United Junior Blades U21 finished their league season with a 2-0 home win over fourth placed Brunsmeer U21. The Blades have dropped just four points in the 20 games they have played, and still have the U21 Cup Final to look forward to.

Thomas Oakes scored all three goals for Crosspool U21, as they beat Wisewood Hounds U21 3-0 at Parson Cross Park.