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25 FEB - CBC PREMIER - Top two share the spoils, while Sam's the man for Church and it's allWhit for Redmires - Leaders Wadsley Bridge Pheasant came from behind to claim a share of the spoils with a 1-1 draw against second place Wickersley Youth. Wickersley started the game the better and deservedly took the lead through captain Kris Lee-Green. Wickersley should then have doubled their lead before the break when Lee-Green found himself free in the box but shot from a tight angle when a square ball for a team mate to tap home was a better option. The second half started with Pheasant looking for a way back into the game and a slip by the Wickersley defence allowed Dylan Parrott (right) to take advantage and level the scores. Wickersley then tried to get the winner with Lee-Green missing two great chances and the Pheasant keeper pulling a great save off from a Ross Johnson strike. Wickersley keeper Ben Priestley also made a smart save to deny Pheasant taking all three points.

A Sam Scrivens hat-trick and singles from Lewis Dickinson, Jack Moore and George Orrell saw Penistone Church to a 6-0 victory at Hallam and up to fourth, while Redmires moved up to sixth as Tom Whiting scored four in a 9-1 rout of Woodseats Club. Although a Dale Kay strike briefly put Woodseats back in the game and it was just 3-1 at half time, their defence in the second half found the pace of the Redmires attack too hot to handle and along with Whiting, player manager Dave Knaggs and Chris Cottyn both grabbed two and George Rudd one. Action from the game is below - pictures by Mick Moat.

Liam Paterson, Alan Mowforth and Ben Pyle goals put Norton Oaks A ahead three times against Civil Sports A, but each time the lead was cancelled out by Josh Corker, Gaz griffiths and Thomas Bamford strikes and the two sides had to settle for a point apiece from a 3-3 draw. That result allowed Handsworth Old Crown to put a bit of distance between themselves and the bottom three as they beat Intake Old Boys 2-1. Matt Ellis and David Sills were both on target for Crown, but the goal of the game was scored by Intake's John Hills

DIVISION 1 - It's as you were as top four all win, while Cotts and Cobden ease their relegation fears - Brad Bowland hit a second half hat-trick as Norton Sportsman stayed top with a comfortable 10-4 win over bottom club Civil Sports B. Chris Lewis gave Sportsman the lead after just 40 seconds, but it was soon cancelled out by Josh Buxton. That only seemed to push Sportsman forward more and Lewis with his second and Callum Frith, Chris Winters and James Archer goals made it 5-1 at the break. The second half saw Bowland take his seasons tally to 26, along with goals from Mark Fereday  and Jack Waymouth, while Buxton completed his hat-trick for Civil along with a James Hall strike.

Woodhouse Village held onto second place with a 5-3 home win over Ranch. Ranch struck first with a Tom Burns header, but Woodhouse soon equalised with a Ryan Simmonite header. Woodhouse quickly added a second through a Nicky Haywood free-kick and a third with a Theo Wilson strike. Ranch hit back before half time with a Mikey Thomas header, but Woodhouse grabbed a fourth before the break when Oli Grady fired home from thirty yards. Ranch dominated the second half and Chris Wajs reduced the deficit, but they couldn't find an equaliser and with the last play of the game Perry Jackson went one on one win the Ranch keeper before calmly taking it round him for Woodhouse's fifth.

Chapeltown RBL stayed third with a hard earned 2-0 victory over a Norton Oaks B that can count themselves unlucjy not to take something from the game. RBL took the lead when skipper Danny Cardwell whipped in a delightful free kick, Ryan Robinson glanced it on and fellow centre half Joe Wadsworth smashed it home. Chances after that were at a premium but in the dying moments Cal Tuxford intercepted a loose ball in his own half and raced clear before being scythed down in the box. Up stepped Danny Cardwell to slam the ball home and guarantee the RBL  the three points.

Oughtibridge WM remain fourth after their 3-0 victory over a Southey Social that had seven players missing. Oughtibridge twice went close through Callum Chambers and Chas Tunnard (left) befor they secured a half time lead when Josh Walker met a Tunnard cross. The depleted Southey side had to put both top scorers John Mellor and Josh Sugden in defence and reserve keeper Nathan Stovold put a good shift in upfront, but Oughtibridge proved too strong and after Tunnard had scored their second when he raced clear, Matt Harrison completed the scoring when he fastened onto a Danny Booth through ball.

Cotts FC took another step towards safety as a Michael Blythen (right) hat-trick and singles from Kieran patterson and Salem Hizam gave them to a 5-3 victory at relegation threatened Brinsworth Phoenix. Karl Fox gave Phoenix the lead, but they soon found themselves behind. Jordan Pearce danced through the Cotts defence to put Phoenix back in the game and Richard Ellin met a Matt Winfrow cross to get their third, but it was Cotts that went home with the points that lifted the seven points above the drop zone.

Cobden View are also seven points from danger after their 6-2 victory at a Colley that could be just two more defeats away from the drop. Josh Limbrick scored just before half time to give View a half time lead, but Colley started brightly in the second half and Christopher Onjia deservedly drew them level. Against the run of play Cobden got a penalty and Joe Taylor scored to put them ahead, but Colley responded and Ian Sharland hit a shot from forty yards into the top corner. Colley then thought they had the lead, but the referee ruled that the ball hadn't crossed the line and as  they tired in the final twenty mins, Cobden took advantage to take the points with a second from Limbrick, two from George Wilson-Bland and one from Aaron Ellis.

DIVISION 2 - Crookes go top after Jockey hit by four from McFadzean, while Earl end Boynton's unbeaten record - Despite a Danny State goal for the home side, Division Two has new leaders after an own goal and a Matt Owen (left) goal gave Crookes FC a narrow 2-1 win at Mosborough Whites. Mosborough Reds did much better as Jay McFadzean scored four in a 5-3 win at previous leaders Wadsley Horse & Jockey. Niall Wilkinson gave Jockey the lead and although McFadzean cancelled it out from a Ross through ball, Sam Civil netted to give Jockey a half-time lead. The second half belonged to McFadzean - he equalised again before completing his hat-trick from a Sherritt through ball.Josh Smith scored direct from a corner to extend Reds lead, before keeper Adam Ledger saved a penalty to stop Jockey pulling one back. Leon Dearns managed to get a third for Jockey but any hopes of a point ended when McFadzean saw the keeper off his line and scored his fourth from the half way line.

The division's last unbeaten record was ended as Steve Brammer and Michael Towey doubles helped Royal Earl to a 5-0 victory over Boynton Sports. Bammer and Towey gave Earl a two goal half time lead and after they had both netted their secon, Connor Chapell scored Earl's fifth. Fourth place Forum made no mistake though as Jav Sherratt scored twice in their 5-2 victory at Woodseats Chantrey. Joseph Thompson and Andy Harrison gave Forum a two goal lead before Danny Lonsdale pulled one back, but two from Jav Sherratt and one from Josh Gibson made Josh Connelly's first ever goal for Chantrey just a consolation. Woodhouse Juniors gained their first away win of the season as Henry Bradshaw netted twice in their 3-1 victory at Shakey. Sam Ledger netted Woodhouse's other while Joe Woodhouse netted for Shakey.

19 FEB - Crookes & District call it a day - After struggling for players all season, Division Two Crookes & District have finally decided to resign from the League. Their efforts to continue despite their struggles were appreciated by the League and we are sorry to lose them. The club's spirit to keep going over the years has been remarkable when considering they never came close to gaining promotion, but it was a club that epitomised the spirit of the League, always trying to play football in the manner and spirit all clubs should try to attain. This was in no small way due to their secretary / manager Michael Cottyn and the League is very happy that Michael will be continuing in his role as Division Two Registrar. All Crookes & District results, goals and goalscorers for both them and any opponents they've played will be removed from the tables and goalscorers.

19 FEB - March Fixtures and Referees now listed - The Fixtures and Referees for March 2018 are now listed in the Fixtures section. All 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 referees and opponents for all dates shown IMMEDIATELY. The home clubs should later (the Tuesday before the game) ring the referee to make sure the referee has got all the details.

Please email Keith immediately if any of the referees tell you they cannot do the fixture listed. Matches without referees must still go ahead and, if you have not been allocated a referee by the date of the game, the two clubs must agree on a stand-in 'referee' between them. Keith will still be working to gain more referees, so if you find one yourself, will you let Keith know immediately please.

18 FEB - CBC PREMIER - Pheasant fly to the top, while Jack's the lad for Hallam - Wadsley Bridge Pheasant took the CBC Premier top spot with a 3-1 win at Woodseats Club. Pheasant took an early lead when a John Travis shot found the net despite the Woodseats keeper getting a hand to it and Jordan Turner doubled it before half time. The second half saw Woodseats pull one back when Jack Morton took advantage of a mistake in the Pheasant box, but a quick break and a cross allowed Dylan Parrott (right) to smash the ball in from the edge of area to clinch the win.

Stannington Village climbed up to third with a 3-1 home victory over Civil Sports A. Civil struck first when Josh Corker hit a real corker to find the top corner from thirty yards. This seem to kick Stannington into life and when Alex Torr hit the post the ball fell to Lee Johnstone, but his volley was somehow tipped over by the Civil keeper. The keeper then made another great save low down from Dean Jepson to keep Civil ahead at the break. Stannington pressure finally brought an equailiser when a cross from Arnie Grayson was tipped onto the bar and Dean Jepson (left) tapped in from an acute angle and they took the lead soon after when Bill Green fed Alex Torr to score from the edge of the box. The scoring was completed when a corner from Lee Johnstone found the far top corner and after that only saves by the Civil keeper stopped Piers Bond and Robin Elliott adding to it.

Penistone Church moved up a place with a 2-1 home win over Handsworth Old Crown. Tom Adams gave Church the lead midway through the first half, but Handsworth were always a threat from set pieces and equalised early in the second half with a Dave Haggerty header. Church were guilty of some wasteful finishing, but they managed to get a winner through John Whitehead.

Killamarsh Juniors lost ground though when they suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat at bottom club Hallam. After a goalless first half, the second half started with Killamarsh on top, but they couldn’t turn pressure into goals and instead a well worked move by Hallam allowed Nick Dymock to put Hallam ahead. Both sides continued playing open football and Killamarsh were rewarded with an equaliser from debutant Owen Clarke. Hallam were spurred on by this and were starting to enjoy more of the ball, and a lovely long pass from Jack Waddle found Ali Omar, who finished with a good strike to give Hallam their second win of the season. Action from the game is below - pictures by Mick Moat

Norton Oaks A looked to be on their way to a much needed three points when they took a two goal lead at Redmires, but in the end they had to settle for a 2-2 draw and a share of the points. Oaks took the lead when Scott Graham chased a ball down into the corner and, after beating the keeper to it, he  hooked the ball home from the corner flag. Ste Scott headed their second from a corner, but Jake Gamban pulled one back for Redmires just before half time. Despite Redmires pressure it looked like Oaks would hold on, but in the final few minutes Redmires were awarded a penalty that was despatched by Andy Bath.

DIVISION 1 - Chambers goes potty for Oughti, but Sportsman increase their lead at the top - While the two teams directly below them drew with each other, Norton Sportsman increased their lead at the top of Division One to six points with a 4-1 victory at Brinsworth Phoenix. Sportsman took an early lead when leading scorer Brad Bowland tapped in a James Archer cross and they doubled it with a fine solo run and goal from skipper Chris Lewis. Brinsworth were reduced to ten men, but they reduced arrears before half time with a Daniel Commander strike. After the break Bowland scored his 23rd of the season, before Conner Pryde added a fourth. Only a string of saves by Brinsworth keeper Kieran Osbourne kept the score down, but Sportsman should have added to it when Bowland failed with a penalty.

Second place Woodhouse Village came from three down to grab a 4-4 draw at home to third place Chapeltown RBL. The visitors made a sensational start with a Danny Cardwell penalty and two from Niall Smitth giving them a three goal lead within the first ten minutes. Man of the match Ryan Simmonite (left) scored from close range to pull one back for Woodhouse, but Chapeltown were awarded a second penalty a minute before half time and this time Ash Burbeary scored. Woodhouse came out fast after the break and Ryan Lee flicked home at front post, before Simmonite scored his second when he took a touch on his chest 35 yards out and smashed over the keeper into top corner. Woodhouse pushed and pushed and finally got an equaliser when Perry Jackson slotted home. Both might have won it after that, with Chapeltown hitting the bar and Joe Charlesworth missing for Woodhouse when one on one with the keeper.

Fourth place Oughtibridge WM produced nother ruthless display in front of goal to win 9-2 at Cobden View. Callum Chambers produced some deadly finishing to score five of them and after Ross Brown and Adam Duckworth had also scored, Matt Harrison grabbed two late on from the bench. View’s replies came from Joe Taylor and Aaron Ellis.

Cotts FC eased their relegation fears with a 3-1 victory at Ranch. Although Ranch had some good chances in the first half, they didn’t take them and q quick break by Cotts saw them grab a half time lead with a Sam Stacey strike. Cotts struck again straight after half time with a Kieran Patterson free kick and after Ranch missed a penalty Patterson grabbed his second when a Ranch clearance hit the referee and fell to him. Ranch got a late consolation through Mikey Vella.

Southey Social lost ground when they were surprisingly beaten 4-2 at home by third bottom Norton Oaks B. Jack Peake and Joe Lawson gave Oaks a two goal half time lead and although a Todd Guest header pulled one back, an Adam Danks own goal and a second for Peake gave Oaks much needed breathing space. John Mellor pulled a second back for Southey and Alex Ward hit the post, but Oaks held on for a huge three points.

The two sides below Oaks, Civil Sports B and Colley shared an eight goal thriller, but the result didn’t really help either of them. Colley took the lead through Ryan McDonald, but two Joe Taylor goals put  Civil ahead. Colley equalised just before half time through Christopher Onjia, but.Civil again took the lead in the second half  with a third from Taylor. Colley hit back to go 4-3 up with goals from Chris Fowler and McDonald only for Alex Cowlishaw to level for Civil with just seconds left.

DIVISION 2 - Crookes slam the leaders and the chasing pack also go goal crazy - Division Two’s match of the day saw current leaders Wadsley Horse & Jockey hammered 7-0 by title favourites, fourth placed Crookes FC. Liam Cartledge took his season’s tally to seventeen with three of them, while Matt Cowen hit two and Peter Smith and James Knowles one each in a match dominated by Crookes. Jav Sherratt (right) scored four as second place Forum made no mistake, beating visitors Woodseats Chantrey 7-0. Forums others came from a Josh Gibson double and one from Joseph Thompson.

Third place Boyton Sports was also among the goals, beating bottom club Crookes & District 13-0. Jake Ballinger scored six and Ben Jordan three, with the others coming from Lee Jordan, Jermaine Modeste, Tom Goodison and Callum Bramhall. Fifth place Royal Earl was another among the goals, winning 7-1 at Mosborough Reds. Earl got off to a great start when Paddy Carrig scored from a corner. Mosborough quickly equalised through Jay McFazdean, but further goals from skipper Tom Roebuck, a penalty from Steve Brammer and a goal on his debut from Sam Smith made it 4-1 to Earl at half time. Further goals in the second half by Mike Towey, Brammer and Tom Nolan completed the win for Earl.

Mosborough Whites did better than the Reds with a 2-1 win at Woodhouse Juniors. Jacvk Bennett gave Whites a first half lead and Callum Congreave netted for them in the second half, while Adam Wragg netted for Woodhouse. Cadbury went above their visitors Shakey with victory in a seven goal thriller. Billy Hilbert and Andrew Redfearn gave Shakey a two goal half time lead, but Cadbury pulled a goal straight after the break with a Craig Spencer strike, but Shakey broke away for Redfearn to score his second. Ben Bottomley reduced the arrears before Spencer equalised with his second of the game and with both teams going flat out for a winner it was Jacob Beech that won it for Cadbury.

11 FEB - CBC PREMIER - Handsworth get three points but all other CBC Premier games postponed - The weather was the big winner in the CBC Premier with all games postponed due to waterlogged or snow covered pitches, except Handsworth Old Crown's home game with third place Killamarsh Juniors, which was awarded to Handsworth after Killamarsh couldn't get a team together.

DIVISION 1 - Bowland at the double to keep Sportsman on top, while Reed and Wall doubles put Village back in the top three - Leaders Norton Sportsman stayed on top as a Brad Bowland (left) double helped them to victory over promotion rivals Southey Social, while Woodhouse Village climed back to second as Tom Reed and Mark Wall doubles helped them to victory at Colley.

The Division’s leaders Norton Sportsman remain on course for promotion as they overcame visitors Southey Social 4-1 on a heavy pitch. Norton’s top scorer Brad Bowland (left) gave them the perfect start when he headed home after just five minutes, and Sonny Wilson doubled the advantage in the opening minute of the second half. John Mellor reduced the arrears for Southey but Norton secured the points thanks to Bowland’s second goal of the morning and another effort from James Archer.

The only other game saw Woodhouse Village move into second place after a 7-2 win at relegation threatened Colley. Colley however took the lead when Christopher Onija put them in front but a Tom Reed brace and a Perry Jackson (right) penalty put Village 3-1 in front. Chris Fowler reduced it 3-2 but Village then netted four unanswered goals thanks to Nick Haywood, Jamie Hopkins and a double from Mark Wall.

DIVISION 2 - All Division 2 games postponed   - The waether was the only winner in Division Two with all games postponed.

4 FEB - CBC PREMIER - Leaders see off Church, while Pheasant Turn screw on Hallam - Wickersley Youth held on to the CBC Premier top spot with a 5-3 victory at title rivals Penistone Church. Despite the hosts being the better side in the first half they somehow found themselves two down at the break with goals from Joe McGuinness and Cory Goodwin giving Wickersley the advantage. Penistone started the second half still on top and it took them just eight minutes to level with goals from Lewis Dickinson and Sam Askey. This gave Wickersley a reality check and they really turned it on. Ross Johnson hit the bar, but Ben Thornton followed up the rebound to score with a great header. Thornton then set up captain Kris Lee-Green to restore their two goal advantage and Lee-Green then made it 5-2 with a lovely finish from a Cory Goodwin cross. Penistone got a late consolation through Bren Matthews but Wickersley held on for three deserved points. Action from the game is below - pictures courtesy of Peter Hulley.


Jordan Turner took his tally to fourteen with four goals as Wadsley Bridge Pheasant kept up the pressure on the leaders with a 9-1 win at bottom club Hallam. Four goals from Lewis Fothergill, Josh Statham, Turner and an own goal in the first thirty minutes put Pheasant in command and although Jack Waddle pulled one back for Hallam before half time, Pheasant kept control in the second half and added five more, three from Turner and one each for Adam Askwith and Joel Evans.

Killamarsh Juniors kept themselves in the title race with a 5-2 home victory over Norton Oaks A. Oaks dominated the first half and took a two goal lead through two Liam Paterson strikes. They should have been out of sight at the interval, but they missed two 1-on-1's, saw a strike bounce off the underside of the bar and missed two open goals from inside the six yard box and those misses eventually cost them dear. Montelle Kamara pulled one back just before the break and although Killamarsh lost their keeper through injury, full back Ross Taylor looked assured in his place. Ash Rycroft scored an early second half equaliser, before an error by the Oaks keeper allowed Joe Glover to give Killamarsh the lead and an Oaks team low on confidence caved, as Kamara netted his second and Matt Hague marked his debut with a goal.

Stannington Village made it four wins in a row without conceding a goal with a 2-0 victory over Intake Old Boys. Village created the best chances in the first half when Shaun Flynn beat two men, but his shot came back off the post, before Alex Torr forced a great save from the Intake keeper. They managed the breakthrough on the hour when a corner was headed back across goal by Ben Cook and in the scramble Jimmy Middleton forced the ball home. Intake responded and it needed good defending by Callum Pinhorn to stop an equaliser. Village were dangerous on the break and almost doubled their lead when Arnie Grayson squared the ball for Flynn, but he hit the post a second time. When the second goal did come it was in bizarre fashion as a defender slammed a clearance against Adam Todd and the ball looped back past the stranded Intake keeper.

 Goals from Jake Gamban, Tom Whiting and a George Rudd double helped Redmires ease away from the bottom three with a 4-2 home win over Handsworth Old Crown. Dave Haggerty and Jordan Stocks pulled two back for Handsworth but Redmires held on. After Gary Eades and Leon Howarth had twice given Civil Sports A the lead, they also looked likely to collect three points, but Sam Read hit Woodseats Club's first equaliser and with just injury time remaining a Nicky Owen strike earned Club a share of the spoils.

DIVISION 1 - Bowland treble keeps Sportsman on top, but the chasing pack all also win - Despite twice going behind, Norton Sportsman stayed on top of Division One as a Brad Bowland treble helped them to a 4-2 victory over Cobden View. Bowland headed a Jack Waymouth cross to cancel out Mike Walker's goal for View and Bowland converted a Connor Pryde cross to cancel out Josh Limbrick's goal. James Archer gave Sportsman in front from 18 yards and Bowland sealed the points in the second half when he completed his hat-trick with a 25 yard free kick.

The chasing pack all also won though. After Cal Tuxford had given Chapeltown RBL the lead after just 19 seconds they went on to beat Colley 4-0. Although RBL skipper Danny Cardwell had a weak penalty kick saved, Joe Long netted twice before Ryan Robinson completed the scoring. Oughtibridge had a hat-trick of hat-tricks in their 14-0 win at Civil Sports B with Ollie Black, Matt Harrison and Josh Walker each hitting trebles. Evan Watson and Ross Brown weighed in with two each and their other goal came from Chas Tunnard.

Woodhouse Village triumphed 3-0 in their local derby with Cotts FC. Village started quickly and wasted a few chances before Theo Wilson won and scored a penalty to put them in front. With Oliver Barrett and Mark Wall giving Village a solid defence, they continued to dominate and Jon Dolan spun before finding the bottom corner to double the lead. Perry Jackson marked his return to the side by setting up Joe Charlesworth to score the third from 25 yards.

Southey Social came from behind to beat Brinsworth Phoenix 2-1. Daniel Commander scored with a fine finish from a through ball from Jordan Pearce to give Phoenix the lead. Phoenix's stand in goal keeper Jake Slaughter kept his side in the game with some fantastic saves, but even he couldn't stop Adam Danks from equalizing and Andre Garwood-Hasting from hitting Southey's winner. The day's other Division One game saw a Matt Jacobs header give Ranch a 1-0 victory over Norton Oaks B.

DIVISION 2 - Barnsley keeps Jockey on top, while Earl end Crookes unbeaten record  - Division Two leaders Wadsley Horse & Jockey maintained their five point lead as a Danny Barnsley hat-trick and one each for Connor Jubb and Leon Dearns helped them to a 5-0 victory at Woodhouse Juniors. Forum moved up to second as Josh Gibson hit three in their 8-0 victory over Crookes & District. James Pemberton and Antony Holmes hit two each and Jav Sherratt the other, while Joe Kazmierkiewicz was named Man of the Match.

Crookes FC slipped back though after suffering their first League defeat of the season at the hands of old rivals Royal Earl. Crookes dominated play for good periods and had it not been for some outstanding saves by Earl keeper Jimmy Dean would have won the game comfortably. Although Earl's player manager Matt Parks scored an unfortunate own goal, it was equalled by an own goal by Crookes and Earl's resolute defending paid off in the end when Callum Greaves netted Earl's winner to end Crookes' unbeaten League record. Action from the game is below - pictures by Mick Moat.

That Crookes defeat left Boynton Sports as the division's only unbeaten side and despite a Joe Woodhouse goal for hosts Shakey, a Jake Ballinger double and one each for Marc Peacock and Ben Jordan maintained Boynton's record with a 4-1 win. After a goalless first half Craig Spencer gave Cadbury the lead against Woodseats Chantrey, but Chantrey hit back with a Gavin Sambrook double to gain their fourth win of the season.



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