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27 SEP - CBC PREMIER - Civil get Turfed up by Handsworth, while Redmires ten see off champs - After three wins in a row, many people expected that Premier Division leaders Civil Service “A” would make it four when they entertained FC Handsworth Turf in a game switched to the leaders home ground. However, inspired by midfielder James Leesley, it was the visitors who took away the spoils 2-0. The opening goal came when Tom Crosby was brought down on the left wing and from the resultant free-kick – Harry Johnson was not picked up and nodded home at the near post to give Handsworth the lead.

Civil were distinctly off-form and Handsworth added a second early in the second half. Danny Wilson was the scorer with a low shot from the edge of the area that home goalkeeper Joshua Branch got a hand to but could not keep out. At the other end Liam Richardson had very little threat on his goal, saves from substitute Harley Wilson and Civil skipper Ben Brown from point blank range being his biggest tests. The home side also hit the post through Andrzej Gordon-Hides but couldn’t find a way through.

It was a thriller between Redmires and Stannington Village, and the home team recovered from going down to ten men to win 4-3. Mikey Taylor opened the home scoring before Lee Johnstone was brought down in the area and Alex Torr netted the penalty to level up matters. Redmires were then reduced to ten men when full back Dale White was dismissed for foul and abusive language, and then went 2-1 down after keeper Adam Martin spilled a shot and Jack Mylnek poached the rebound.

Jon Wall netted against his old team before Stephen Parry powered home a header to make it 3-2 to the home side which Stannington felt was a foul on Nathan Ryan. Matt Garnett put them 4-2 ahead with a wonderful breakaway strike, and although a home defender turned a Torr cross into his own net with five minutes to go Redmires ten men held on.

Last season’s surprise package Oughtibridge War Memorial are still looking for their first league win of the season and a Rikki Davidson double helped The Vine extend that run. Oughtibridge though took the lead on a breakaway when Charlie Tunnard finished coolly one on one with the visiting goalkeeper. Vine levelled from one of their many chances, with Jonathan Riley crossing for Matt Ellis to head home. Ellis put a header against the bar before Man of the Match Steven Wilkinson rolled back the years before playing in Davidson to finish from the edge of the area. Davidson then secured the points with a nicely lobbed finish after Danny Seaman provided the assist.

Southey Social’s troubles continue as Brinsworth Whitehill defeated them 5-0 at Concord. Danny Willis gave the visitors the lead with a good finish from a tight angle before Sam Sweeney put in Joe McGuinness and he rounded the goalie to make it 2-0 at half time, Ten minutes into the second half Brinsworth scored their third when Ainsley Finney provided the good work and McGuinness headed home his second of the match. The visitors controlled the game after that and a double from Cory Goodwin ensured an emphatic away win.

Jonathan Williams opened the scoring for Woodhouse Angel in their game against Bulls Head with a superb solo effort but that was the only goal in a first half that the home side dominated. The dominance continued in the second half as Brad Williams and Jordan Rymell extended Angel’s lead to three. Phil Jenkins produced a long range effort that reduced the arrears. However, Angel added two more through Nick Haywood and a thirty yarder from Mark Coggin to go nap. Mark Bryant added Bulls Head’s second with a shot from the edge of the area, via the post, but it was Angel’s day.

DIVISION 1 - Edwards double puts Intake back on top, while Loxley's super six see off Hallam - Leading the way in Division One are Intake Old Boys after a 5-2 home win over Ranch. Ranch, though, took the lead when Ashley Betts finished off a good team move but Chris Edwards scored his first of his brace from distance to level matters up. Tom Hartley gave the visitors the lead back straight away from the kick-off before Tom Gabbitas provided the cross for Russell Hobson to level matters going into the half time period. Intake took the lead for the first time when Edwards notched his second with a header from a Shaun Higginbottom set piece and Lee Pierpoint extended the lead with a cool flicked home finish from a Daniel Meadows cross. The icing was put on the cake when Hobson broke clear and unselfishly teed up Matt Hunter for Intake’s fifth.

Closely behind Intake are Brinsworth Phoenix after a 2-1 away win at Aston Swallownest. Phoenix took the lead in the first half when a corner was not cleared by the home side and Dale Savage took advantage. Billy Evans levelled matters on the hour though with a superb volley from a Lee Milburn assist only for Phoenix to go back in front when John Mellor’s shot was parried by Scott Hall in the home goal and Nicky Shaw pounced for what proved to be the game winner. Phoenix were indebted though to their own goalkeeper Kieran Osbourne who pulled off four timely saves to stop Aston equalising for a second time, although Phoenix also missed a late penalty which Hall saved for the hosts. Action from the game is below (pictures by Steve Hall).

Hare & Hounds are still up there but they slipped up with a 2-1defeat at Chapeltown RBL. Paul Dawson gave Legion the lead with an instinctive headed finish after Tom Wright had flicked the ball into his path. That was the way it continued before Danny Cardwell’s fine cross was bulleted home with a header from centre half Neil Boote to double the lead. George Rudd continued his rich vein of scoring to make it 2-1 in injury time, but Legion held on for the points thanks to Nick Dennis’ save deep into added time as Hounds pushed for a leveller.

After losing 9-2 in their opening league game, Ecclesfield Players Lounge needed a confidence boost and they got it as two penalties from Andy Baxter and singles from Danny Barnett, Scott Touhey and Gavin Hunter gave them a 5-2 away win at Colley Tavern. Colley’s goals came from a Chris Fowler penalty and Ross Lamkin but it was not enough.

Another team in need of a win were Loxley and they got their reward with a surprise 6-3 home win over Hallam. Anthony Marshall gave Loxley the lead after a scrappy start to the game and then the home side extended that when Steve Mayfield’s cross was headed into his own net by Thomas Brzuzy - his second own goal in as many weeks - and a sublime driven finish by Calum Macrury from distance. Miles Howarth’s well placed free-kick made it 3-1 before Neil Coyle restored the three goal margin with a set piece of his own. Hothryfa Gadour’s free-kick embarrassed home keeper Geoff Mayfield to make it 4-2 at half time. Steve Dickinson’s first ever Loxley goal made it 5-2 before David France made it 5-3 and cause a few fluttered heartbeats until Mick Smith’s close range finish secured the win.

DIVISION 2 - Blythen is gr-eight by George, while Glover treble lifts Killamarsh - The stand out showing had to be Michael Blythen (right) as his eight goal haul at Norton Oaks “B” for AFC George might just make him the highest individual scorer in a single game in the history of the League. George were fast out of the blocks and were 2-0 up after just five minutes, but Norton levelled matters up. However this seemed to encourage George to go on a goal spree as they simply ran riot. In addition to Blythen’s eight, George scored through Jordan Cooper and Chris Blythen. Norton’s goals, on a bad day at the office, came from Jordan Holland, Billy Ireland and debutant Hamza El Yougo.

Also scoring a lot of goals were Killamarsh Juniors as they won 8-1 away at Laycock Sports. Joe Glover led the way for his side with a hat-trick; Montelle Kamara added a brace whilst Jonny Packman, Ross Taylor and Ryan Hardman completed the rout. Laycock’s goal was an own goal and they were thankful to goalkeeper Mark Green who turned in a polished Man of the Match performance to prevent an under strength home side not losing by more.

Leaders Penistone Church are one of only Division 2 sides with a perfect record, although they did concede a goal for the first time in a 4-1 home win over Cobden View. George Orrell, Ben Matthews and Gareth Brown gave Church a three goal lead at half time. It was a much even second half as the teams traded goals by John Whitehead for Penistone and Alex Butt for Cobden.

 Top Club ensured Crookes and District’s search for a point continues with a 3-0 home win. Gareth Swift and Glen Greene gave the home side a two goal advantage by half time but despite Crookes being plucky as ever they could not get the goal they wanted. A third Top Club goal, this time from Michael Brown, came five minutes from the end.

Steelers scored late on to deny a first ever win for Civil Service “B”. The start couldn’t have been even better for the home team when Ben Firth rocketed a thirty yard effort into the bottom left hand corner after just two minutes and then Taurean Fogarty set up Alex Wilson shortly afterwards to double the lead. Blake Owen pulled one back at the start of the second half and just as Civil would hold on for the win, young Fraser Oxley scored a second Steelers goal to ensure a share of the spoils.


20 Sep - SENIOR SUNDAY CUP - Turf go wild about Harry whilst Stevie is Norton's main Mann - A Harry Johnson double helps settle the Handsworth derby whilst Stevie Mann proves to be Norton Oaks "A"'s hero as they knock out last season's semi-finalists Redmires in a dramatic penalty shootout. There were also wins for Brinsworth Whitehill, Oughtibridge War Memorial, The Vine and Wadsley Bridge Pheasant whilst Woodhouse Angel crashed out to Meadowhall Premier Champions Crookes and Bulls Head suffered a heavy loss to a Royal Earl side that played 80 minutes with ten men.

Harry Johnson proved the hero in the all Handsworth Senior Cup tie. He scored twice to help his side advance at the expense of neighbours Handsworth Inn whilst Ollie Grady added the other to ensure Turf would have the bragging rights. However, last season’s semi-finalists Redmires are out, beaten in a penalty shoot out by fellow Blades Super Draw side Norton Oaks “A”. Norton opened the scoring when Danny Reet gave them before Mikey Taylor sent the sides in level at half time with the equaliser. Jon Wall looked to have secured the hosts path into the next round only for Stevie Mann to force extra time with just two minutes left on the clock.

Sam Ireland made it 3-2 to the visitors but Redmires were level again when Danny Turner scored his second goal in successive games. No further goals ensued and so the teams headed to a penalty shootout. The teams traded three successive kicks each and after Dale Kay had put Norton 4-3 ahead, Redmires saw their fourth go wide leaving Mann to convert and give them the glory.

Danny Willis proved to be the last gasp hero as his late winner saw Brinsworth Whitehill advance at the expense of Gypsy Queen. The visitors took the lead only for Tom Coker to level matters up. Cory Goodwin gave Brinsworth the lead and after they had missed a hatful of chances, Brinsworth were punished when Queen levelled with ten minutes left. But Willis had the last word with a superb strike with the last kick of the game to secure the win for his team.

Oughtibridge War Memorial also progressed with a 8-4 home win over Hurlfield Punchbowl. The visitors took the lead on a counter attack but a good team move ended with Ross Brown equalising. A curling effort from Arran Lamb put Oughtibridge 2-1 ahead before Matt Cundy finished off another excellent team effort to extend it to three. Hurlfield pulled one back from the penalty spot to make it 3-2 at half time with the home side now reduced to ten men, and went 4-3 ahead with two goals in the second half. Cundy’s left foot finish levelled matters again before Charlie Tunnard put Oughtibridge 5-4 ahead when he pounced on a loose ball in the area. Ross Brown’s second of the game made it six before Tunnard headed home his second from a Mark Townsend cross. Townsend himself completed the scoring with a beautifully executed chip over the keeper.

Doubles from Adam Askwith and Joel Evans coupled with singles from Kane Doughty and Carl Andrews saw Wadsley Bridge Pheasant make the next round with a 6-2 win at home to Mosborough, whilst Matt Ellis returned from injury to assist The Vine to a 4-1 away at Jack In A Box. Danny Seaman and Karl Ainsworth adding the others. Going out are a very spirited Woodhouse Angel team who were unluckily defeated 5-3 at Meadowhall Champions Crookes, Jordan Rymell’s second goal in successive weeks levelled matters before the home side went 2-1 in front at half time with a freak goal. Inspired by Mitch Husbands, Angel continued to take the game to their hosts and levelled again thanks to a 30 yard screamer from Josh Barringham.

The crucial moment came when Johno Williams was hauled back twice by a Crookes player but no foul was given and the home side made it 3-2. Another counter attack saw Crookes add a fourth but it was game on again when Husbands scored from the penalty spot after a foul on Lewis Worrall. Williams had a bullet header cleared from the goal line as Angel pushed for a leveller only for Crookes to seal the win in an excellent game in the final minutes. Despite being down to ten men after just ten minutes, Royal Earl proved too strong for Bulls Head. The visitors were in with a chance at half time as they were only 1-0 down with keeper Matt Coates making a collection of fine saves. However, Earl ran riot in the second half with seven unanswered strikes: the pick of the bunch being the third which was a fantastic run and audacious chip over Coates.

JUNIOR SUNDAY CUP - It's Marshall law as Loxley cruise through - Anthony Marshall was at the treble as Loxley secured their place in the next round with a win at Wadsley, whilst Jason Hopwood was also a hat-trick hero as they proved too hot for Spartans 2015. Steelers surprised Brinsworth Phoenix in the all Blades Super Draw tie whilst Cobden View, Ecclesfield Players Lounge and Norton Oaks "B" also progressed. Penistone Church, Hallam and Chapeltown RBL all sadly went out.

Anthony Marshall was at the treble for Loxley as they made it through to the next stage of the Junior Cup. Having gone behind thanks to a defensive mix up, Marshall got his first when he got the decisive touch on a Josh Delaney header before Steve Mayfield made it two with a good finish. It was three before half time, Josh Jones finishing well from close range. Inspired by man of the match Calum Macrury, Loxley continued to dominate proceedings. Marshall scored his second and the team’s fourth with a bullet header before finishing off the scoring and completing his hat-trick with a cross shot that went straight through the keeper.

Also hitting three was City Taxis’ Jason Hopwood in their 6-2 win at 2015 Spartans. The former Park and Arbourthorne winger proved too hot to handle for the hosts and Taxis secured a successful path into the next round thanks to a superb 40 yard effort from James Kay and further goals from Brett Horton and defender Ben Birtles. David Sills and Billy Evans were both on target as Aston Swallownest defeated Bolsover Town 2-1 at home whilst Cobden View had five different scorers as they overcame a spirited Longley Ravens side 5-3.

Three goals in the first half gave Ecclesfield Players Lounge victory over Foxwood. Matt Bell’s penalty, Andy Baxter and Joe Knight were the strikes that will have given Players a massive confidence boost after their 9-2 league loss last weekend. Despite taking a 2-0 lead thanks to Ashley Holland and Jordan Holland at home Angel Grenoside, Norton Oaks “B” were thankful to a late Billy Ireland winner to ensure they went into the hat for the next round.

An all Blades Super Draw encounter saw Division Two Steelers overcome Brinsworth Phoenix in a game that went to extra time. Kayden Simpson gave the visitors the lead after seven minutes, but Karl Fox and Jordan Pearce had Phoenix in front before Blake Owen made it 2-2 with just eight minutes to go. With penalties looming, Owen’s second of the game in the 117th minute saw his side deservedly go through at their higher ranked opponents.

Penistone Church were left to rue a sluggish start as they exited 2-1 at home to Bagshawe Arms. Both the visitors goals came in the first ten minutes, and despite George Orrell pulling one back and keeper James Birch saving a penalty – Church couldn’t get back on level terms. Chapeltown Royal British Legion also fell by the wayside too despite dominating their tie against Sheffield United Junior Blades. Sam Walch’s clinical finish had Legion in front but after missing plenty of chances, the hosts levelled before half time and a controversial winner saw them through. Legion could have forced extra time when Gavin Butler was brought down in the area by the home keeper; but he redeemed himself brilliantly by saving Will Jones’ spot kick.

Hallam exited the competition with a 4-1 loss at Swallownest. Yet they had the perfect start when Miles Howarth headed home powerfully from a corner but the home side scored twice to lead at half time. Swallownest continued to dominate proceedings in the second half and after notching a third, Hallam’s miserable morning was compounded when Thomas Brzuzy planted a bullet header past his own goalkeeper.

CBC PREMIER - Nice and Eades-y does it as Civil go top - A hat-trick from Gary Eades proved to be too strong for Southey Social in the Premier Division's solitary game and sent his Civil Service "A" team to the Premier Division summit.

Civil Service went to the top of the Premier Division with a 5-2 away win at Southey Social. Gary Eades gave them the lead with a smart turn and finish from a Joe Bedford pass, and then just before half time a typical Ben Brown run saw him lay the ball off to the onrushing Richard Honeyman who hammered the ball into the top corner. Eades added his second from a low Gavin Wills cross before Danny Clinton pulled one back for the hosts. Stacy Sharif returned from suspension to notch Civil’s fourth, and although Clinton reduced the arrears again, Eades had the final word with a controlled finish for his hat-trick and fifth goal of the season. However, Civil’s day was tarnished slightly by the loss of popular full-back Josh Corker with a broken wrist in a freak collision with his own goalkeeper – we wish him all the best for a speedy recovery.

DIVISION 1 - Rudd-y hell, George is at it again for Hares - George Rudd proved to be the match winner again for Hare and Hounds as they overcame Intake Old Boys.

George Rudd proved the match winner for Hare and Hounds again as they beat Intake Old Boys 2-1 in Division One. Intake had a chance to take the lead in the 20th minute when Russell Hobson was adjudged to have been brought down by home defender Fraser Ward, but sent his spot kick high and wide of the goal. The home side took the lead moments later when Danny Sloane fired a low effort from 25 yards into the corner but the lead didn’t last long as Chris Edwards levelled in similar fashion on the half hour. Hare and Hounds’ veteran keeper Mas Rankine produced some quality saves to keep his side level before Rudd evaded four challenges before rounding the Intake goalkeeper and rolling the ball into the empty net for the match winning goal.

DIVISION 2 - Unlucky 13 for Crookes as Devonshire go on a goal blitz  - Sam Read hit five as The Devonshire enjoyed a convincing away win that takes them to the top of Division Two. Michael Blythen notched a brace that helped AFC George to victory at Killamarsh Juniors whilst Anton Blake was Top Club's match winner at Laycock Sports; and Dimitri White's double for Woodhouse Juniors leaves Civil Service "B" still looking for their first win.

The Devonshire stormed to the top of Division Two with a 13-0 away over a Crookes and District side that kept plugging away despite the heavy loss. Sam Read led the way for his side, plundering four goals in the first half with Nicky Owen adding a double and Chris Lees for a 7-0 half time advantage. More of the same came in the second half, Read added another, Owen completed his own personal treble whilst Danny Hoyland added two and singles from Chris Gill and Mark Hopkinson completed the rout.

Liam Bryan gave Top Club an early lead at Laycock Sports before the hosts missed a couple of first half penalties. The home side were left to rue this as Anton Blake extended the lead with twenty minutes left to go, yet despite a battling comeback in the latter stages: Laycock’s could only net a solitary strike from Luke Glaves five minutes from time.

Goals from Taylor and Montelle had Killamarsh Juniors two goals to the good at half time against AFC George, but the visitors roared back in the second half with goals from Michael Blythen with two and Jordan Cooper to secure the points. Woodhouse Juniors also came away with the points with a 3-2 win. Dimitri White gave them the lead but Joe Taylor equalised for Civil to leave it all square at the interval. White’s second early in the second half gave Woodhouse the lead again which Henry Bradshaw extended with twenty minutes to go. Ben Firth gave Civil hope with a second goal but despite having the majority of the play, could not get an equaliser and as such are still searching for their first point of the season.

. Action from the game is below (pictures by Mick Moat).

17 Sep - 4 & 18 October Fixtures & Referees now listed - The fixtures & referees for 4 & 18 October are now listed and the home clubs should confirm the fixtures with both the opponents and referees immediately. Fixtures for 11 October won't be known until after the Sunday Cups Round 2 draws are made. Some provisional fixtures for 25 October are listed, but these will be subject to much change due to Sunday Cup ties and the changes won't be known until the Round 3 draw is made sometime after 11 October.

13-SEP 2015 – CBC PREMIER - Goals galore as Angel stopped by Redmires Wall - The CBC Premier produced more than five goals per game with Jon Wall hitting a hat-trick in an amazing 7-5 victory for Redmires over Woodhouse Angel. Angel opened the scoring when a mistake by Danny Turner allowed Jordan Rymell to advance and hit a left foot strike into the bottom corner, but Turner soon made up for his lapse by heading the equaliser at the back post. Redmires then went in front when Andy Bath met a Jon Wall cross, but Angel was level by half time when a terrific diagonal ball from Chris Towey found his brother Mike and he produced a sublime lob over the keeper to score. After the break, Wall put Redmires back in front from the penalty spot after Dave Kippax had brought Dan Bathie down in the area, only for Chris Towey to level after a smart cut back by Brad Williams. Turner netted his second to put Redmires back in front and Matt Garnett hit their fifth with a free-kick in off a post. Wall grabbed two more to complete his hat-trick to make it 7-3, but even though Angel pulled two back with a Chris Towey penalty after skipper Gareth Simons was upended in the box and a Brad Williams strike, Redmires held on to take the three points.

The early leaders though are newly promoted Wadsley Bridge Pheasant (pictured left) after they made it two wins out of two with a 3-0 victory over Brinsworth Whitehill. After an even start Pheasant went in front when Arron Statham was brought down in the box and Dylan Parrott smashed home the penalty. The lead was doubled five minutes later when centre back John Wragg came up for a corner and his header beat the keeper with the help of a deflection off Tom Coker. Brinsworth tried hard to get into the game after the break, but Pheasant's well organised defence meant they couldn't get a clear shot at goal and in the final minute Pheasant's man of the match Adam Askwith completed the scoring.

Also yet to drop a point is the champions Stannington Village after an Alex Torr double helped them to a 5-1 victory at an injury hit Oughtibridge WM. Stannington took the lead when Lee Johnstone's free kick eluded everyone to find the net and Torr soon doubled the lead when he pounced on a defensive error to slam the ball under the keeper. Torr then picked the ball up thirty yards from goal, beat two defenders and struck the ball home at the near post to make it three at half time. Straight after the break Callum Pinhorn sent Jack Mylnek away down the wing and his cross was met by Shaun Flynn to steer the ball into the far corner and in the last few minutes full back drilled Stannington's fifth from twenty five yards, while the home side's sole reply came when Arran Lamb's cross came off the bar and Adi Tomlin headed home.

Civil Service also have maximum points after a Wes Bamford (pictured right) double helped them come from behind to beat newly promoted Norton Oaks A 3-1. It didn't start well for Civil as they conceded in the third minute for a second consecutive game when a right wing corner was flicked on by Kenny Brakes and an unmarked Cole Fulton tucked it away at the far post. Civil levelled when Wes Bamford's low cross was bundled home by Gary Eades for his second of the season despite Norton's pleas for handball. Bamford gave Civil a 2-1 lead on the half hour, heading home from a superb through pass by impressive left back Callum Hawley that cut the visitors wide open. Seven minutes before half time completed the scoring Hawley and Bamford combined again with the full back's free kick finished at the near post by the energetic Bamford. Four minutes into the second half, Civil were reduced to ten men when Gavin Davis was dismissed for a late challenge on Paul Knapton by referee Jack Hall, but Norton failed to make their numerical advantage tell, their nearest chance being a Danny Reet free kick well saved by Zak Fleming-Wright in the home goal while Bamford almost completed his hat trick with a volley that fizzed just over. Civil Service 'A' 3-1 Norton Oaks 'A'.

Declan Healy netted twice on his debut to help Handsworth Turf to their first victory back in the CBC Premier, 3-0 over Bulls Head, but the game was a lot closer than the scoreline suggests. The first half was tightly contested and defences were on top. After a cut back from Adam Siu Nick Ash dragged Bulls best chance wide, while Kerry Dixon also forced a good reaction save out of Turf's keeper, but just before half time a lapse in concentration by the Bulls defence allowed a long ball to be headed on by Kieran Gallagher and Ben Shackshaft hit a rocket home. The second half remained even until a Tom Crosby corner was headed on by Greg Taylor and the unfortunate Lee Smith headed towards his own net and Healy got the final touch for Turf's second. Bulls pushed and pushed and just couldn't create anything with nearly their entire strike force away or injured. Adam Siu blasted their best chance to pull one back over from ten yards, but with David Windle calling the shots in midfield for Turf, Healy grabbed his second and Turf's third when he got onto the end of a Mark Barnsley through ball to round the keeper and tuck the ball home. Shackshaft and Carl Bowler went close to grabbing a fourth for Turf and Healy thought he had a third, but his shot came back off the bar.

The Vine collected their first win of the season with an impressive 4-1 win at Southey Social. The Vine started brightly and took the lead after five minutes when a Lou Jackson cross was headed in by Rikki Davidson. The Vine's pacey attack almost had a second when Pip Miskell hit the bar, but it came before the break when Craig Woolley followed up after Pip Miskell's free kick had been pushed out by the keeper. The second half started with Danny Lindley heading over Southey's best chance, but The Vine gained control again and after Joe France, Will Blakeney and Rikki Davidson had all hit the bar, man of match Joe France raced through to score their third. Southey got a goal back with a John Mellor penalty after Woolley had brought Christian down, but The Vine completed the scoring when Danny Seaman beat the off side trap and finished coolly.

DIVISION 1 - Joe shows Players How, while Hobson is Intake's choice  - Last season Hallam's Joe Howsham led the League's goalscoring charts with thirty two and he got his tally up and running again with an amazing five in Hallam's 9-2 drubbing of a shell-shocked Ecclesfield Players Lounge. That scoreline hardly looked likely when Joe Knight gave Ecclesfield the lead and even though it was cancelled out by Howsham's first, Ecclesfield went back in front with a Gavin Hunter strike. They really should have extended that lead with Barnett wasting three good chances, while Knight brought a good save out of the Hallam keeper and had another effort cleared off the line. The second half looked to still be going Ecclesfield's way, but Barnett missed another good chance before Foreman hit a post. Once Hallam got going though they ran riot with the Ecclesfield defence finding Howsham in particular, unstoppable. He added four more, while Elma Gadour grabbed two and Hothrytha Gadour  and new signing Adam Cawood one each. Howsham's first is the first picture below - all action pictures by Mick Moat.

The early leaders though are Intake Old Boys after a Russell Hobson treble helped them to a 5-2 victory over Hare & Hounds. Intake took an early lead when Jordan Marshall's long throw was headed home by Hobson and they doubled their lead when a John Higgins corner wasn't cleared properly and Michael Crossland hit a screamer into the top corner. Hounds' Steve Bailey was then pressed into a mistake and Hobson capitalised by rounding the keeper and tapping the ball into an empty net. Hounds pulled one back before the break when George Rudd rifled home from short range and they made a spirited start to the second half, when only a goal line clearance prevented the deficit being further reduced.  The next goal would prove crucial and it went to Intake as Hobson ran onto Matt Hunter's through ball before sidestepping the last defender to finish firmly to keeper Rankine's left and although Jake Schofield pulled one back with a penalty, Intake killed them off when Liam Kay took Hunter's pass in his stride  before beating the keeper and only a flying finger-tip save onto the bar by Rankine prevented the score getting any worse for Hounds. 

Right behind them is Ranch, who also made it two wins out of two with a well deserved 3-1 victory at Chapeltown RBL. After surviving early pressure by Chapeltown, Ranch led at half time with a stunning Alex Moseley free kick and soon after the break Jakob Burgin and Tom Hartley strikes in quick succession put Ranch in control. Danny Cardwell pulled one back for the hosts when they were awarded a penalty and he sent the keeper the wrong way, but Ranch never looked like letting it slip.

Newly promoted Phoenix were equally impressive as they collected their first ever Division One win, 4-1 at Loxley. The home side took the lead with their first effort on goal as Jon Rhodes headed in from Lewis Vessey's cross, but Karl Howden levelled with a long range shot into the top corner. Jordan Pearce then threaded a through ball for Karl Fox to put Phoenix in front by half time and soon after the break Pearce, Fox and man of the match Liam Brookfield combined to set up Dale Savage for their third. Brookfield was again the provider for Nicky Shaw to complete the scoring with Phoenix's fourth.

City Taxis started strongly at Colley Tavern and took the lead with a Ben Birtles header, but the home side levelled before half time when Carl Lomas found Matt Meaney on the edge of the box and his left foot shot found the bottom corner. Colley went in front after the break when Meaney just beat the keeper to Chris Fowler's through ball to toe poke his second, but it wasn't enough to earn Colley Tavern all three points as City Taxis Scott Westney grabbed a late equaliser.

DIVISION 2 - Adams double sees Penistone flying at the top – A Tom Adams double helped Penistone Church to a 7-0 victory over Crookes & District and the top of Division Two. Tim Council opened the scoring after just nine minutes and three more in twelve minutes from George Orrell, Daniel Howes and Mitch Savage had the game as good as won by half time. Crookes, with Jonathan Cross giving it his all, tried to get back into the game, but Penistone again established their superiority with two from Adams either side of one from Callum Lee.

Cobden View are second after a Mick Goddard double helped them come from behind to win 4-2 at Top Club. Liam Bryan got the home club off to the perfect start, but Cobden levelled before half time when they awarded a penalty, successfully put away by Steve Reynalds. After the break Cobden took control with Goddard's double and although Top Club keeper Gareth Swift pulled a goal back for Top Club from the penalty spot, in the last minute he was beaten again by Marcus Nock for Cobden's fourth.

Jacob Hobson and Jordan Kamara doubles helped Killamarsh Juniors to their first win, 5-1 at Woodhouse JFC. Killamarsh took the lead with Hobson's first and they soon doubled it with Kamara's first. Dimitri White reduced the arrears for Woodhouse when he rounded the keeper to score, but Kamara's second and one from Craig Travis had Killamarsh in full control by the break. Woodhouse defended better in the second half, but conceded a fifth midway through it.

Devonshire also got off the mark with a 4-1 victory at AFC George. There was nothing in it until Lewis Whittaker put the visitors ahead after half an hour and just before half time Nicky Owen doubled the lead. Again there was little between the two sides until Keith Cronin bagged Devonshire's third and it wasn't long before Sam Read added their fourth. George eventually got some reward for their efforts when Shaun Waller headed home, but Devonshire held firm after that to run out worthy winners.

After grabbing a hat-trick in the Kitlocker Cup last weekend, Blake Owen added two more to his tally as Steelers came from behind to win 3-1 at Laycock Sports. Aaron Connell put Laycock ahead after twenty minutes but it was cancelled out by a Kaiden Simpson strike before Owen netted his first from the penalty spot just before half time. Laycock did their best to get back into the game and had two penalty appeals turned down, but Steelers looked the more dangerous unit and Owen finally put the game to bed with his second near the end.

Billy Ireland was another to net twice in Norton Oaks B's 4-2 home win over Civil Service B. Ireland put Oaks ahead, but Alex Wilson and Joe Taylor strikes had the young Civil Service side ahead by the break. The second half belonged to Oaks though and after Richard Pearson had levelled, they won it with Ireland's second and one from Mark Turton.

11-SEP 2015 – Chris Cooper R.I.P. - Further to the detail below, all Blades Super Draw League clubs are asked to observe a minutes silence in memory of Chris before their games this Sunday 13 September

9-SEP 2015 – Chris Cooper R.I.P. - The League was very sorry to learn of the death of the Sunday Imperial League's former Referees Secretary Chris Cooper. Chris was one of the very backbones of Sunday football in Sheffield and he kept doing his Referee secretary duties last season despite his very seriously deteriorating health. He always went that extra mile to try to help and in the past, when a referee had dropped out of one of our games at the last minute, Chris, who was also a qualified referee stepped in and took the game. Our condolences go out to all his family and friends and to everyone involved with the Sunday Imperial League. Chris will be sorely missed by everyone that knew him.

7-SEP 2015 – KITLOCKER CUP - Kitlocker Cup Round 2 Draw - Dave Hudson, the manager of Kitlocker Cup holders Oughtibridge WM helped make the Round 2 Cup draw  tonight and he saw his side draw a visit to Division Two Steelers. Two all-CBC Premier ties came out of the bag with Bulls Head entertaining the Redmires side they share their pitch with and The Vine entertain Brinsworth Whitehill. The full draw is: AFC George v Handsworth Turf; Bulls Head v Redmires; City Taxis v Civil Service B; Civil Service A v Aston Swallownest; Cobden View v Wadsley Bridge Pheasant; Devonshire v Loxley; Ecclesfield PL v Penistone Church; Hallam FC v Southey Social; Hare & Hounds v Top Club; Killamarsh Juniors v Colley Tavern; Norton Oaks “A” v Intake OB; Phoenix v Laycock Sports; Ranch v Woodhouse Angel; Stannington Village v Chapeltown RBL; Steelers v Oughtibridge WM; The Vine v Brinsworth Whitehill. All ties to be played on Sunday 4 October.

6-SEP 2015 – CBC PREMIER - Andrews double sees Pheasant fly over Bridge - A Carl Andrews (left) double helped newly promoted Wadsley Bridge Pheasant win their first ever top flight game against Kitlocker Cup holders Oughtibridge WM. It was also a winning start to Southey Social's life back in the CBC Premier with a Danny Lindley goal giving them a surprise victory over last season's Runners-up Redmires. A late own goal saw champions Stannington Village pip an unlucky Woodhouse Angel, while a Harley Wilson strike and several saves by new keeper Josh Branch saw Civil Service just hold on to beat a ten man The Vine. A late Craig Cansdale goal rescued a point for FC Handsworth Turf against fellow newly promoted side Norton Oaks 'A'.




League champions were pushed all way by Woodhouse Angel before getting their title defence off to a winning start with a 2-1 victory thanks to a Nick Hague own goal. Angel should have taken an early lead when Mitch Husband dragged the ball wide when it looked easier to score and they went close again when Mike Towey rose to meet Sam Comer’s corner, only to head narrowly wide. Angel were left to rue those misses as Stannington went ahead when Dean Jepson found Adam Todd, who turned brilliantly on the edge of the area before drilling a left foot shot through a defenders legs into the corner past the outstretched left hand of keeper John Badkin.

Angel came back strongly and after a succession of corners Mike Towey beat two defenders and crossed for his brother Chris to level the scores, but Stannington almost snatched the lead back immediately when Dan Green met Shaun Flynn’s cross only to see his header hit the inside of the post and stay out leaving the scores level at half time.

Both sides were clearly going for it in the second half and both had chances. Angel thought they had finally got their noses in front when Husband applied the finishing touch to a slick move only to have it ruled out for the narrowest of offsides. Angel’s day then got worse when, with ten minutes remaining, Jack Ridge’s chipped ball forward saw a mix-up in the Angel defence as centre back Nick Hague headed the ball past his own keeper and despite his best efforts to keep it out the ball trickled over the line to put Stannington back in front.

Angel threw everything they could to get an equaliser and once more had a succession of corners, but the Stannington defence stood firm to take the three points. It was a tough result for Angel to take, but they will know that if they play like that for the rest of the season they won’t be far off the title themselves.

Stannington Village: Nathan Ryan, Aaron Worsfold, Ben Cook, Dan Green, Dean Jepson, Callum Pinhorn, Danny Smith, Lee Johnstone, Jack Mylnek, Adam Todd, Shaun Flynn Subs: Sami Eric, Robin Elliott, John Saville, Cory Mann, Jack Ridge.

Woodhouse Angel: John Badkin, Mark Coggin, Nick Haywood, Johno Williams, Chris Towey, Nick Hague, Sam Comer, Gareth Simons, Mitch Husbands, Darryl Parkin, Mike Towey Subs:Brad Williams, Lewis Worrall Dave Kippax, Kirk Briddon, Jordan Rymell

Referee: Paul Cooper

Elsewhere in the CBC Premier a Carl Andrews double helped newly promoted Wadsley Bridge Pheasant win their first ever top flight game 4-1 against Kitlocker Cup holders Oughtibridge WM. Pheasant took control with early goals from Lewis Fothergill and Adam Askwith and they had the game as good as won by the break thanks to their third from Andrews. Oughtibridge fought hard to get back into it in the second half and pulled a goal back through Nick Galloway, but Andrews’ second put any thoughts of a comeback to bed.

It was also a winning start to Southey Social's life back in the CBC Premier with man of the match Danny Clinton (left) setting up a Danny Lindley goal to give them a surprise victory over last season's Runners-up Redmires. Defences were on top in a goalless first half, but the game started to open up after the break and Lindley shot over from fifteen yards before Clinton dragged another chance wide. With Todd Guest winning the midfield battles it allowed Clinton to be a constant thorn in the side of the Redmires defence and he made up for his earlier miss by beating a couple of defenders before cutting the ball back to Lindley to score the game’s only goal at the near post.

A Harley Wilson strike and several saves by new keeper Josh Branch on their debuts gave Civil Service’s new sponsor a winning start as they just held on to beat a ten man The Vine 2-1. Civil received a real shock when Rikki Davidson played Danny Seaman in and his shot was deflected in off Carl Ledger to give The Vine a third minute lead. Civil steadied and levelled midway through the first half when Ben Brown’s driving run ended with him laying the ball off for Gary Eades to finish confidently at the back post.

The Vine’s chances took a further blow six minutes into the second half when they were reduced to ten men as Jonathan Riley received his second yellow card for a challenge on Gavin Wills. The winner came just past the hour mark when Wes Bamford was brought down outside the area and with everyone expecting a Wills Curler, Wilson caught them napping with a low finish into the bottom corner. The Vine’s ten responding magnificently and only several good saves by Branch from Karl Ainsworth, Lou Jackson and a last gasp Craig Woolley header stopped them leaving with at least a point.

A late Craig Cansdale goal rescued a point for FC Handsworth Turf as they drew 3-3 with fellow newly promoted side Norton Oaks 'A'. After Danny Wilson had hit the Oaks bar and Ben Shackshaft shot narrowly wide it was Oaks that took the lead when Coel Fulton was felled by Danny Leesley in the box and Danny Reet scored from the spot. Turf soon levelled though when Wilson latched onto a mistake and rounded the keeper to score and they went ahead when Ollie Grady curled a free kick round the wall and into the bottom corner. Oaks were back level before the break though when Dale Kay smashed Alex Hughes’ cross home.

The second half saw Oaks go in front for a second time when Fulton found himself one-on-one with the keeper and poked the ball home and only a terrific save by stand-in keeper Sam Atkin stopped Reet extending it with a quickly taken free kick. Oaks were denied victory though when centre half Cansdale beat the offside trap before rounding a couple of defenders and slotting home Turf’s third.

DIVISION 1 - Hounds get off to their Rudd-y best ever start - George Rudd scored twice as Hare & Hounds got off to their best ever start to the season with victory at newly promoted Phoenix and another of the promoted sides, Colley Tavern, also slipped to defeat at home to Ranch thanks to a Connor Brunt double, but another newly promoted side, Chapeltown RBL, overcame Aston Swallownest with Danny Cardwell and Ryan Robinson doubles despite being reduced to ten men. Intake Old Boys got off to a winning start at home against Loxley thanks to a late Russell Hobson penalty.

In Division One, George Rudd (right) scored twice as Hare & Hounds got off to their best ever start to the season with a 4-1 victory at newly promoted Phoenix. Phoenix hit the post as both sides started brightly, but it was Hounds that took the lead when Dan Sloane’s corner beat everyone to find the net. They doubled their lead just before half time when Rudd played the ball inside for Rob Troughton to score from twenty five yards. They increased it immediately after the break when Schofield fed Rudd bursting through with a strong finish. Rudd then made it four when he robbed a defender before finishing coolly before Nick Shaw received Ash Peet’s pass to round the keeper and score a consolation for Phoenix.

Another of the promoted sides to also slip to a home defeat was Colley Tavern as a Connor Brunt double helped Ranch to a 3-2 victory. Brunt gave Ranch an early lead, but Colley fought back and deservedly levelled before the break when Chris Fowler and Matt Meaney combined to allow Carl Lomas to smash the ball home. Colley then took the lead in the second half when Fowler stroked home a free kick from the edge of the area and they would have secured victory had both Fowler and Brendan Drew not been denied by good saves by the Ranch keeper. Ranch didn’t give up though and got their reward with five minutes remaining when Brunt grabbed his second with a terrific left foot volley from just inside the area. They continued to pile on the pressure and, with the Colley defence appealing for offside, scored a last minute winner with a clever Tom Evans finish.

Another newly promoted side, Chapeltown RBL were reduced to ten men, but still got their season up and running as they overcame Aston Swallownest 4-3 with Danny Cardwell and Ryan Robinson doubles. Aston led at the break with a Lee Anthony header and only an outstanding save by Nick Dennis stopped them increasing it, but Chapeltown took control after the break and when Tom Duty was upended in the area Cardwell despatched the penalty to level, before Robinson headed them in front. The game appeared to be going Aston’s way when the home side had Joe Moorhouse dismissed for handball on the line which also allowed Josh Bell to level from the penalty spot. Against the odds, Chapeltown regained the lead when Cardwell scored with a free kick, but Aston levelled again with a clever turn and flick by Billy Evans. Instead of Aston going on to win it, it was Chapeltown that took the three points when Robinson capped a dream debut by heading home a Cardwell rocket in the final minute.

Intake Old Boys also got off to a winning start at home against Loxley as a late Russell Hobson penalty gave them a 3-2 victory. Loxley should have taken a first half lead when Jon Rhodes dragged his shot wide and instead it was Intake that took a half time lead with a thunderous strike by Paul Turner and they doubled their lead early in the second half when Jordan Marshall scored at the second attempt. Loxley hit back and Josh Delaney and Steve Mayfield combined for man of the match Tom Storey to pull one back. Just a minute later Storey grabbed his second with a powerful shot into the top corner from the edge of the area that left Intake keeper Ryan Shepherd bamboozled. Just when Loxley thought they had a point, Intake were awarded the penalty that allowed Hobson to net the winner.

DIVISION 2 - Killamarsh run into treble trouble with Penistone Council – A Tim Council (right) treble saw Penistone Church begin life in the League with a convincing victory over fellow new boys Killamarsh Juniors, while Laycock Sports and Cobden View shared the points.

In Division Two a Tim Council treble saw Penistone Church begin life in the League with a convincing 4-0 victory over fellow new boys Killamarsh Juniors. Left back Ben Matthews got things underway when he played a one-two with Tom Almond before tucking the ball under the keeper from an angle. Council made it two before the break with a penalty after Mitch Savage had been brought down in the area and Council grabbed his second with a terrific piece of individualism early in the second half. Council completed his hat-trick and the scoring when George Orrell beat two defenders down the line and pulled it back for him. The day’s other Division Two game saw Laycock Sports and Cobden View shared the points with a goalless draw. Action from Laycock Sports v Cobden View is below (pictures by Mick Moat)

KITLOCKER CUP - Byron treble sees Club come out on Top, while Owen treble sees Steelers through - A Liam Byron hat-trick saw Top Club start life in the Blades Super Draw with a convincing victory over Crookes & District, while Steelers needed extra time and a Blake Owen treble to twice come from two down to finally overcome newcomers Woodhouse Juniors. Another newcomer The Devonshire also found themselves two down to Norton Oaks 'B', but they recovered to go through with the help of a Nicky Owen double.

In Round 1 of the Kitlocker Cup a Liam Byron hat-trick saw Top Club start life in the Blades Super Draw League with a convincing 4-0 victory over Crookes & District. A well-worked move ended with Anton Blake giving Top the lead and it was followed by Byron’s first two before half time. Crookes gave it their all to get back into the game in the second half, but they were finally killed off when Byron completed his hat-trick with a goal worthy of winning any game.

Steelers needed extra time and a Blake Owen (right) treble to twice come from two down to finally overcome League newcomers Woodhouse Juniors. Dimi White and Lee Williams gave Woodhouse a two goal lead inside the first fifteen minutes and although Owen pulled one back in the second half, Williams restored Woodhouse’s two goal lead. Steelers kept going though and Frazer Oxley pulled one back on his debut before Kayden Simpson took the game to extra time. With the impetus clearly in Steelers favour they went in front for the first time with Owen’s second and he completed his hat-trick to put them in charge. They completed the turnaround when another debut goal, this time from Gage West, made the final score 6-3.

Another newcomer The Devonshire got a real shock when their highly rated side found themselves two down at Norton Oaks 'B' Devonshire was having the majority of the possession and had hit the bar before two quick breaks saw Jordan Holland give Oaks a two goal half time lead. Oaks tried to defend their lead after the break, but it only led to more pressure by the visitors and when Dan Hoyland was brought down in the area the comeback was started by Nicky Owen from the penalty spot. Hoyland then brought the scores level with a terrific twenty five yard effort and they completed the turnaround when Owen hit a low drive into the bottom corner for a 3-2 win.

4- Sep - BREAKING NEWS – Devonshire beat off other interest to sign Wareham - Newcomers to the League, The Devonshire, showed their intent to have a successful season by making a last-gasp signing before the season starts when they beat off other interest to sign Joe Wareham, back in the UK after a spell in USA. Wareham, an experienced full back was brought to the club by Head Scout Callum Flanagan who said this about his latest recruit. “Joe is an excellent acquisition with experience of playing at the highest level and will add much needed energy to an aging backline.”   Both Flanagan (pictured on the right) and Wareham (left) are looking forward to the new season with Flanagan adding “promotion is the only option”.

3- Sep - STEVE GEE MERIT CUP FINAL – Debuts are a dream as Stannington take the Cup - It was dream debuts all round as Danny Smith, Alex Torr and Adam Todd all scored in their first competitive game for League Champions Stannington Village, as they got the season underway by lifting the Blades Super Draw League Steve Gee Merit Cup with a 3-0 victory over last season’s Sunday Junior Cup winners FC Handsworth Turf.

Stocksbridge Park Steels Look Local Stadium was in perfect condition to allow both teams to play fast penetrating football and it was Stannington’s Lee Johnstone that was first to threaten the goal, but his free kick was too high. Turf went straight to the other end and only a saving tackle by Ben Cook stopped Turf taking advantage of a mistake by Ben Cook. Turf’s Danny Leesley then had a driven cross well taken by Stannington keeper Nathan Ryan before the opening goal came to Stannington. Alext Torr beat the offside trap to advance into the area before crossing for fellow new signing Danny Smith to score convincingly.

Turf hit back and Ryan had to save a Tom Crosby shot and Ben Shackshaft went even closer with a powerful shot just over the bar. Stannington searched for a second though and after beating a defender, Alex Torr saw his shot brilliantly saved by Turf keeper Liam Richardson (left). Richardson then needed to be at his very best again to turn away an Adam Todd shot and as Stannington increased the pressure Dan Green had a header cleared off the line before Torr forced Richardson to make his best save of the night to leave the score 1-0 at the break.

Turf were first to show after the break when Ben Shackshaft beat a defender before firing a shot into the side netting, but it was Stannington that went further in front when Turf’s Gregg Taylor made his only mistake of the night by giving the ball away to Man of the Match Alex Torr and he stayed ice cold to hit a shot that Richardson got his hand to but couldn’t keep out.

Taylor made up for his error by twice clearing off the line. Although the first was straightforward, the second, when Robin Elliott somehow got his head to a corner, was nothing short of miraculous and a goal looked certain until Taylor somehow got his head to the ball to clear from under the bar. Turf tried to respond, but when they did find a way through the Stannington defence Chris James’ shot was brilliantly turned round the post by keeper Ryan. Stannington finally made the game safe with ten minutes remaining as a clever ball in found Todd in space in the area and he danced round the keeper before completing the scoring. All that was left at the end was for Stannington skipper Lee Johnstone to receive the Cup from League Chairman Keith Firminger

FC Handsworth Turf: Liam Richardson, Craig Cansdale Tom Smith, Danny Leesley, Carl Bowler, Gregg Taylor, James Leesley, Tom Crosby, Ben Shackshaft, Danny Wilson, Harry Johnson Subs:Sam Atkin, Gareth Taylor, Frazer McNeil, Chris James, Ryan Stringer

Stannington Village: Nathan Ryan, Aaron Worsfold, Ben Cook, Dean Jepson, Dan Green, Danny Smith, Callum Pinhall, Lee Johnstone, Alex Torr, Adam Todd, Shaun Flynn Subs: Jack Mylnek, Sami Eric, Robin Elliott, Cory Mann, Jack Ridge.

Referee: Jack Hall, Assistants: Will Cavanagh, Michael Brown (Action from the game is below - all pictures courtesy of Ian Revitt)

2 Sep - County FA Sunday Junior Cup draw for 20 September - The County FA have made the Junior Sunday Cup Round 1 draw and it has brought one all-Blades Super Draw tie with Division One Brinsworth Phoenix entertaining Division Two Steelers. Last season's quarter finalists Hallam start their campaign with a visit to Swallownest Miners Welfare, while City Taxis, who reached Round 5 last season travel to 2015 Spartans.

The full draw for our teams is: SUNDAY JUNIOR CUP ROUND 1: Aston Swallownest v Bolsover Town; Sheffield United Junior Blades v Chapeltown RBL; Cobden View v Longley Ravens; Wadsley v Loxley F.C.; Norton Oaks FC v Angel Grenoside; Foxwood v Ecclesfield Players Lounge; 2015 Spartans v City Taxis; Brinsworth Phoenix v Steelers; Hare & Hounds v Terminus Tavern; Penistone Church v Bagshawe Arms; Swallownest Miners Welfare v Hallam

1 Sep - Fixture change in Division 2 - There has been a change of fixture in Division 2 for the opening day of the season after AFC George were granted permission to not play following the shock death of one of their supporters. They were due to entertain Killamarsh Juniors, who will now visit Penistone Church instead after they agreed to the switch.

 1 Sep - County FA Sunday Senior Cup draw for 20 September - The County FA have made the Senior Sunday Cup Round 1 draw and last season's semi finalists Redmires start with a home tie against fellow Blades Super Draw League Norton Oaks A. Woodhouse Angel have a tough looking tie at Meadowhall Champions Crookes, while Stannington Village start with a home tie against Arbourthorne EA. Last season's Sunday Junior Cup winners FC Handsworth Turf start their quest for the Senior Cup with a local derby at home against Handsworth Inn.

The full draw for our teams is: SENIOR SUNDAY CUP ROUND 1: Crookes v Woodhouse Angel; Stannington Village v Arbourthorne EA; FC Handsworth Turf v Handsworth Inn; Wadsley Bridge Pheasant v Mosborough; Brinsworth Whitehill v Gypsy Queen; Royal Earl v Bulls Head; Jack in Box v The Vine; Oughtibridge War Memorial v Hurlfield Punchbowl; Redmires v Norton Oaks A. All ties to be played on Sunday 20 September.

Hopefully, the Sunday Junior Cup draw will be available tomorrow.

31 Aug - Merit Cup Final on Thursday 3 September - This season's Steve Gee Merit Cup Final sees League Champions Stannington Village face last season's Division One Champions and County FA Sunday Junior Cup winners Handsworth Turf at Stocksbridge Park Steels stadium this Thursday, 3 September. Turf's double triumph was all the more spectacular as they picked up just six cautions on their way to both trophies - a phenomenal achievement these days. Stannington Village have always shown how a good club should be run and behave and last season's title meant they had finished in the top two for seven consecutive seasons. They were also runners-up in the Kitlocker Cup Final at Bramall Lane. The game kicks-off at 7:00pm and entrance is free to everyone.

31 Aug - Football loses a stalwart - The League was sorry to hear that Albert Dodds, father of Oughtibridge WM's Matt Dodds, had passed away. Albert (pictured right) was a popular man and manager throughout local football for many years. More recently he concentrated on watching his son Matt play for Oughtibridge on Sundays and was quick to buy their manager Dave Hudson a pint when they won, but quick to also tell him when they were rubbish. Everyone connected with Oughtibridge and the League would like to pass on their condolences to Albert's family and friends. A true gent - RIP Albert Dodd.

29 Aug - September Fixtures and Referees listed - The Fixtures and Referees for 6, 13 & 27 SEPTEMBER are now shown in the Fixtures section of the website - Home teams MUST make sure that their home pitch is available on all the dates shown. Please email Keith immediately if your pitch is not available on a date shown. All home clubs must also confirm the details with your opponents and referees for all dates shown IMMEDIATELY. Please email Keith immediately if any of the referees tell you they cannot do the fixture listed.

Fixtures for 20 September cannot be finalised yet as that is a scheduled Sunday Cup date and the draw for it has yet to be made

NOTE FOR REFEREES: We would ask referees to let Keith know if they are not available for any of the dates shown. Because of the terrific response the Blades Super Draw League has had from referees wanting to referee games in the League, we regret we may not be able to give every referee a game every week. If we have been unable to give you a game on a particular week you have agreed to do games for us, we will pass your details to another Sunday League who will hopefully be able to give you a game.

12 Aug - Pitch available at Civil Service - Following the resignation of Fox & Hounds Rangers there is now a pitch for hire at the Civil Service Sports Ground, Green Lane, Ecclesfield. Any club interested should contact Richard Smith on 07577473042.

12 Aug - Fox & Hounds Resign - Fox & Hounds Rangers have decided to resign. It will mean that at the moment, Division 1 will have eleven clubs.

10 Aug - Club Details Updated - The details for each club have now been updated on the website. All clubs should check them to confirm they are correct.

10 Aug - Fixture Grid Changes for the 2015-16 season - Following the withdrawal of Champs, Killamarsh Juniors has been moved to number 6 on the Division Two grid below is the amended Fixture Grid for the 2015-16 Season. THIS GRID SHOULD ONLY BE USED AS A GUIDE AS TO WHEN YOU WILL BE AT HOME AND WHEN YOU ARE AWAY as the fixtures are subject to change every month. EVEN IF IT SHOWS YOU PLAYING A BLANK NUMBER YOU MIGHT STILL HAVE A GAME THAT WEEK AS WE WILL ATTEMPT TO FILL IN THE GAPS.




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