Hallam FC today announced that former Manager Ryan Hindley will be returning to Sandygate as Joint Manager alongside Stephen Whitehead for the rest of the season. Ryan-who managed the Countrymen to the Toolstation NCEL Play Off’s in consecutive seasons 2015/6 and 2016/7-rejoins the club with Hallam in eleventh place in Division One, just eleven points adrift of the automatic promotion places. He’ll be in the technical area for Hallam’s home game with League Leaders Skegness Town at Sandygate on Saturday
A point apiece for hosts Ollerton Town and Hallam at a windswept Fast Frame yesterday afternoon after a hard-fought contest of few real chances, write Ian Jones and John Wiseman for www.Hallamfc.co.uk
The game turned on a penalty awarded to Hallam just on the hour, but home keeper Levi Owen added to his growing tally of spot-kick saves by keeping out Sam Smith’s effort.
The draw, watched by a crowd of 112, leaves Hallam in eleventh place, eleven points adrift of the automatic promotion places, and moves Ollerton a further precious point above the relegation spots.
Hallam and Worsbrough Bridge Athletic served up a terrific advertisement for Toolstation NCEL Division One football at Sandygate yesterday afternoon, when, in front of another marvellous crowd of 302, the sides shared six goals in a game in which Hallam fought back from 1-0 and 3-1 down to secure a crucial point in -amazingly- their first home League game since October 19th, write Ian Jones and John Wiseman for www.hallamfc.co.uk. The visitors finished the game with ten men and very much under the cosh as time ran down, but headed home with a battling share of the spoils.
In an amazing start to 2020, Hallam FC has teamed up with Bands FC for two fantastic celebrations of the close connection between football and music, write Ian Jones and John Wiseman for www.hallamfc.uk.
Founded by Nick Fraser and Mark Liptrott, Bands FC is based on a simple idea which came to the guys in July of 2019- “Bands as Football Teams, Football Teams as Bands”. Bands FC now has over 400 badges, has exhibited at the National Football Museum in Manchester, and sponsors Chorley-based junior side Briscall FC.
Bands FC have also raised huge sums of money for charitable causes including the Sheffield Children’s Hospital and for children affected by overseas conflicts. Read about their story and their mission on their website Bands FC
Hallam FC Chairman, Steve Basford spoke to www.hallamfc.uk ahead of the festive period.
“I can’t remember us ever having to postpone so many games in a row before Christmas” ,Steve told us. “It’s been the same for many clubs in all Leagues and obviously causes many problems both on and off the pitch. We were all really hoping that we could get Saturday’s game at home to Parkgate on, as the atmosphere at the last home game before Christmas is always special. Unfortunately, the weather beat us once again, so it’s certainly going to be a busy second half of the season, home and away”.
League Cup interest over for the season
A disappointing ninety minutes in a rain-swept West Yorkshire saw the end of Hallam’s interest in this year’s NCEL League Cup at the Third Round stage, as an out of -sorts Countrymen team came up well short in a 6-2 defeat to Premier Division Yorkshire Amateur at the Southerns Stadium in Leeds, write Ian Jones and Glenn Poulton for www.hallamfc.uk.
The tie had already been postponed on a series of occasions, but went ahead on a soft but playable surface, although the rain persisted for most of the evening, creating difficult conditions for the players and 42 spectators alike.
Hallam cast aside the disappointment of that midweek Senior Cup defeat to Swinton Athletic with a come from behind 3-1 win at near-neighbours Dronfield Town on Saturday. The win sees the Countrymen up to tenth in Toolstation Division One, write Ian Jones and Glenn Poulton for www.hallamfc.uk
A crowd of 116 saw the visitors threaten early on, with Mark Wilson and Reece Treasure clattering the crossbar in the early stages, and Dronfield’s Callum Mawbey following suit shortly after ; but it was the home side, fresh from their excellent home win over high-flying Campion in midweek who hit the front after 43 minutes, as Mawbey fed Daniel Wood to strike the opener with half time beckoning.