Costly defeat for Hallam

editorial image

Hallam’s firsts may be left to rue their narrow 2-1 defeat to fourth-placed Belper.

Hallam, top of the Men’s North Conference, took the lead through David Goodfield in the 18th minute, but Belper hit back through Woolford and Blackwell to register the win.

This week Hallam are on the road again, travelling down to Warwick to play league new boys Khalsa.

Third team goalkeeper Adursh Ruperalia showed his prowess with a fine display in Hallam’s second team victory over City of Manchester.

A 2-1 win, courtesy of Nick Sims’ brace, moves Hallam into third place in North Division One.

They do, however, have a tough double-header on the road this weekend when they travel to fifth place Urmston on Saturday and sixth place Newcastle University on Sunday.

Hallam’s third and fourth sides both lost, 5-2 against York University and 4-2 against Sheffield University Bankers respectively, but the fifths secured a useful point at University Bankers after a 1-1 draw.

The sixth side kept up their challenge for the Division Five South title with a 1-0 win away at bottom club Wakefield, but will be tested more severely this weekend with a home game against third-placed Brigg (11.45am).

Hallam’s sevenths were two goals down at Abbeydale when the game was abandoned after 26 minutes due to the freezing temperatures.

Hat-tricks from Jacob D’Souzea-Kelly, Matt Harris and Charlie Matthews helped the eights to an 11-2 win at Doncaster.