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It was a thoroughly disappointing evening at a freezing Sandygate last night as Rossington Main deservedly claimed all three points with a 2-0 win over hosts Hallam FC in their rearranged Toolstation NCEL Division One clash, write Ian Jones and John Wiseman for www.hallamfc.co.uk
The result leaves Hallam in eleventh place, twelve points adrift of the Play-Off places, but propels Main up to a handy thirteenth after they had started the evening just above the relegation places.
Hallam extended their unbeaten run to five Toolstation NCEL Division One games after a useful 1-1 draw against a dangerous Glasshoughton Welfare at the TJ’ s Travel Arena in Castleford yesterday afternoon. The point leaves the Countrymen in 11th place , ten points adrift of the automatic promotion places ; Glasshoughton stay sixth, write Ian Jones and John Wiseman for www.hallamfc.co.uk
Unchanged from Tuesday night’s home win over Armthorpe and watched by a crowd of 112 on a heavy pitch, Hallam edged the early exchanges, but after 26 minutes the hosts took the lead when Hallsworth’s free kick was headed past the onrushing James Leverton by Ashley Bell.
Hallam’s interest in the 2019/20 Sheffield and Hallamshire Senior Cup ended at the third round stage on Tuesday evening when the Countrymen were beaten - fair and square- 2-0 by in-form County Senior League side Swinton Athletic on a cold Sandygate evening, write Ian Jones and Glenn Poulton for the Hallam FC Website.
This was Hallam’s first competitive game since defeat at Campion at the beginning of November; Swinton’s last outing had been a 7-0 win over Jubilee Sports on the 16th of last month, so both sides will have been glad to get back into action.
Hallam got back to winning ways last night after a Sam Smith penalty was enough to see the Countrymen edge past a battling Armthorpe Welfare side by 1-0 at Sandygate, write Ian Jones and John Wiseman for www.hallamfc.co.uk . The win sees Hallam eleventh in Toolstation NCEL Division One with 28 points, just to adrift of Armthorpe in tenth, and ten shy of the automatic promotion places, although the Sheffield side have yup to six games in hand on the teams above them.
A crowd of 151 turned out on a cold night to see Hallam’s seventh-only home League fixture of the season, and the kick off was delayed by untypically high levels of match night traffic in and around Shoreham Street, affecting the opposing players and the officials.
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.
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.
After a three-week layoff, Hallam suffered a disappointing return to competitive action when second-placed Campion inflicted a 5-2 defeat on the Countrymen at the Kay and Lane Insurance Stadium in Bradford on Saturday afternoon, write Ian Jones and Glenn Poulton for the Hallam FC Website.
Hallam drop to tenth in Toolstation NCEL Division One as a result but have games in hand on most of the sides around them and lie just five points adrift of the automatic promotion places.
On a cold afternoon on Scotchman Road and in front of a hardy crowd of 67, Hallam made the early running , and Tom Wilson and Micah Bishop threatened in the first quarter of an hour; but 18 minutes in, the visitors failed to clear their lines effectively, and Jason Carney opened the scoring for the hosts.
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.
Hallam’s eight-match unbeaten run hit a bump in the road yesterday afternoon when, watched by another stunning crowd of 439, the Countrymen fell to single -goal defeat to near neighbours Swallownest in Toolstation NCEL Division One. It was game of few chances-and was a contest which won’t live long in the memory of Hallam Manager Stephen Whitehead, write Ian Jones and Glenn Poulton for the Hallam FC Website.
Watched by a huge attendance which included a group of visitors from the Norwegian Travel Service , a party from the University of Sheffield, and by youngsters from Soccer Sixes who acted as ball-boys for the afternoon, both teams fielded attacking line ups as the game kicked off on a surface softened by the recent heavy rainfall but expertly prepared by the ground staff.
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 moved into the third round of the Sheffield and Hallamshire County Senior Cup last night after a late penalty put paid to the resistance of Step 7 side Houghton Main .The Countrymen were pegged back to 1-1 by the battling Barnsley outfit with just ten minutes to go, but substitute Jordan Turner converted the spot kick with just four minutes left to clinch the win, write Ian Jones and Glenn Poulton for the Hallam FC Website.