Hallam FC 7 (seven) – 1 Shirebrook Town FC
There comes a time in a poor match reporter's life that he starts to run out of superlatives to describe what has been witnessed at a football game. This is one of those occasions. After witnessing Hallam's recent streak of wins, including casually dispatching opponents with seven and nine goal margins, and seeing the home crowd at Sandygate rise from the 200s to the 300s to the 400s, we arrived at a Tuesday night home fixture against Shirebrook Town FC. We couldn't be treated to another imperious Hallam display, could we? And the attendance couldn't beat the previous week's 412, could it?
How wrong we were to doubt! Once again Hallam not only produced the goods, but over-produced and gave us a little extra just to be sure! And the Hallam faithful, making the trek to Sandygate on a Tuesday night, not only played their part, but surpassed it; a frankly staggering 605 people passing through the gates before kick off!
Hallam FC 4 – 0 Retford FC
Another Tuesday night at Sandygate brought the Hallam faithful out in remarkable numbers, a crowd of 412 making the pilgrimage to the World’s Oldest Football Ground! The opponents were Retford FC, and following Hallam’s goal fest in recent back-to-back victories, there was a buzz of expectancy in the evening air!
Hallam began the game well, dominating play and looking dangerous. A Hallam corner in the 15th minute was whipped into the box, and it was Julian Lawrence who rose high above the Retford defence to head the ball into the back of the net.
On 30 minutes, Iren Wilson was unlucky not to add his name to the score sheet when his shot hit the underside of the Retford bar. Somehow the ball contrived to not bounce over the line, and so the score remained at 1 – 0.
Season Tickets 2021/22
Our season tickets for the 2021/22 season are now available for purchase by clicking on this link or going to our online shop.
A full adult season ticket at the World's Oldest Football Ground is only £75. Concessions, under 18 and students season tickest are only £45.
Following the Covid events of the 20/21 season, Hallam FC have offered everyone who purchased a season ticket for last years campaign a free ticket for this season. We will be in contact with those ticket holders to make those arrangements.
FC Humber 2 – 9 Hallam FC
On a wonderful sunny August day Hallam FC travelled to the FPH Stadium, the home of Selby FC to play FC Humber (who are currently ground sharing). Hallam, playing in their yellow away kit were slow to get a rhythm into their game and after 15 minutes of play it was FC Humber who took the initiative. The Hallam keeper Walker picked up the ball following an adjudged back pass and the resulting indirect freekick was fired into the top left corner of Walkers goal 1-0.
Five minutes later Walker made amends by stopping a well taken shot following a good passage of play to deny FC Humber doubling their lead.
Hallam FC 7 (seven) – 0 Hall Road Rangers
In a night that will linger long in the memory of the 352 crowd who were there to witness it, Hallam FC scored seven goals against Hall Road Rangers in a remarkable second half blitzkrieg.
The warning signs had been there during the first half, as Hallam dominated for long periods without managing to breach the Hall Road defence. However as the second half kicked off in the fading light of a pleasantly mild Sandygate evening, it was Brandon Bradbury who opened the scoring when, in the 48th minute, he created the space he needed to fire the ball into the back of the Hall Road net.
Hallam FC 2 - 5 Rossington Main FC
The Northern Counties East Football League Division One was back at Sandygate for the first time in 244 days, with a crowd of 293 Hallam faithful in attendance.
Before kick-off, Hallam's physio Shannon Brooks was presented on the pitch by chairman Richard Pillinger, with a standing ovation from everyone both on and off the pitch, after her quick thinking and brave actions no doubt saved the life of assistant referee Andrew Jarvis at Rainworth MWFC. Everyone at Hallam FC wishes Andrew all the best with his recovery.
Nostell Miners Welfare 3 - 3 Hallam FC
So here we go for another roller coaster of emotions with the start the 2021-22 NCEL Division 1 campaign. Whatever the outcome of this season and following the events of last season it was a joy to be able to travel to our hosts Nostell Miners Welfare FC where we were introduced to a great quality cheeseburger and a midge or twenty.
On the pitch the match soon gained momentum and in the early passage of play it was Hallam FC who provided the early pressure with the first shot unleashed by Chris Wood after only 3 minutes.
The deadlock was soon to be breached at the back of a fine move down the left wing and some “jiggery pokery” allowed a cross to be dispatched into the Nostell penalty area, the ball was greeted by the head of Chris Woods who headed the ball down and passed the diving Nostell keeper. 0-1.