Shirebrook Town FC 0 – 2 Hallam FC
On a rainy Saturday afternoon, the Countrymen travelled across the Derbyshire border to face Shirebrook Town in this NCEL Division One fixture. Any thoughts of the game been postponed due to a water-logged pitch (as will no doubt be mentioned several times during this report, it was raining) were quickly dispelled upon arrival at the Langwith Road ground. The pitch was in fine condition, and the travelling Hallam supporters were hopeful that their team could extend their winning streak and cement their second place in the league.
The match started at a frantic pace with both sides determined to stamp their dominance on the game. However as the rain abated for a short while, it was Hallam who soon gained the upper hand. On 23 minutes, Kieren Watson tapped home from six yards into an empty net after a penetrating run from Iren Wilson, which saw him pass the ball across the face of the goal as the Shirebrook ‘keeper came out to meet him.
How about this for the perfect Christmas present?
Take home a poster of the World's Oldest Football Ground, the home of Hallam FC.
Matthew J Wood is a Sheffield based graphic designer who has made these fantastic posters of Sandygate.
The posters are available in sizes A2, A3 and A4 and are dispatched unframed in a poster tube.
A2 measures 42cm x 59.4 cm
A3 measures 29.7cm x 42 cm
A4 measures 21 x 29.7cm
There is currently limited stock on these prints, the same stock will also be available to purchase on match days.
Opponents - Nostell Miners Welfare
Competition - NCEL1
Location - Sandygate
Date - Saturday 11th December. KO 3.00pm
Entry - £5 Adults £3 Concessions.
Hope to see you all there
Up the Hallam!!
This season has, unusually, seen only a couple of Hallamites away trips, to nearby Worsbrough and a rather clipped visit to Rainworth (where kick off was 2pm, not 3pm....you can guess the rest). So it was good to get back in the groove last weekend with a trip to Nottinghamshire to watch the Countrymen take on the lower mid table Clipstone.
Hallam FC 1 – 5 Rossington Main FC
Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup Quarter Final
This Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup Quarter Final was played out at Sandygate on a cold and damp Tuesday evening in front of a crowd of 364. Both teams have been performing well in the league, and so the stage was set for an intriguing encounter.
The New Kit for the 2021/22 Season are available to purchase NOW!!
The Kits are available for a number of Adults and Kids sizes in both our Home and Away strips.
Priced at £29.99 for Adult and £23.99 for Kids they are available from our on-line shop and from the club house on match days.
Keep an eye on this website and our social media channels for more information.
Up the Hallam!!
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Hallam FC 3 – 1 Armthorpe Welfare FC
On a bright, chilly November afternoon, an impressive crowd of 656 made their way into the Sandygate ground to see the Countrymen entertain Armthorpe Welfare FC. Before the kick-off, there was an immaculately observed minute’s silence and a poignant rendition of the Last Post from a lone bugler to commemorate Remembrance Sunday. The sombre, reflective mood was soon lifted as the referee blew his whistle and the match got underway. It had been three weeks since Hallam’s last home game, and two weeks since the team had played together competitively, and the crowd were eager to see if the Countrymen could maintain the fine run of results, and impressive style of play, that had propelled them to the top of the NCEL Division One.
These pre-order specials are no longer available.
Thank you to the 273 of you who pre-ordered one of these shirts, we will be in contact once we receive them.
If you missed out, we do expect to have a number of these shirts available as general stock by early December.
The profits we made from these shirts enables us at Hallam FC to donate to the Sheffield Childrens Hospital Snowflake 2021. Snowflakes 2021! | The Children's Hospital Charity (tchc.org.uk)
So a big thank you each and everyone of you who purchased one of these shirts.
Look forward to seeing them at Sandygate and elsewhere!!
The next installment in our occassional 'Meet Your Fellow Countrymen' series. This time we talk to stadium announcer Chris and his partner Ceri, both regular faces at Sandygate and at away games.
Name: Chris & Ceri Dixon
Age: 28 & 27
Job (outside of Sandygate): We both work for the Department for Education
Where do you live: Sheffield, S11
Where are you originally from:
Chris – Kendal
Ceri – Birmingham