Jamie has a ‘Field’ day as Sheffield FC bounce back

Sheffield FC's Jamie Hadfield heads his second goal against Northwich Victoria. Pic: Ben Webster.
Sheffield FC's Jamie Hadfield heads his second goal against Northwich Victoria. Pic: Ben Webster.

Our fans can look forward to a fantastic seven days of football after a life-saving seven goal thriller, four winners and a some excellent fixtures by our clubs last Saturday.

In the next week there are two Senior Cup semi-finals, four crucial relegation games and five key promotion clashes in 20 mouth-watering games.

In the Evo-Stik Premier Division, I saw Stocksbridge Park seal only their second home win in 15 games with a 4-3 victory over neighbours Frickley Athletic on Saturday.

They followed that up on Tuesday with a 2-0 success over Stafford Rangers.

Tonight they clash again with Frickley in the Senior Cup semi final, and on Saturday they visit Ashton United. Next Tuesday, FC United of Manchester visit the Look Local Stadium.

In Division One South, Sheffield FC battled back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with promotion chasing Northwich Victoria, with man of the match Jamie Hadfield heading both their goals.

Tonight I will be at the BT Local Business Stadium to watch them take on Staveley in another mouth-watering Senior Cup Semi Final, with the winners facing a trip to Hillsborough in May.

On Saturday they welcome Stamford and next Tuesday Carlton Town are their visitors.

In the North Counties East League’s Premier Division, Staveley made it twelve league games without a win last Saturday when they lost 2-0 to Glasshoughton Welfare.

On Saturday, they entertain a struggling Lincoln Moorlands Railway, who are favourites to be relegated. Then on Tuesday night they visit a much improved Pickering Town where points will be hard to come by.

Parkgate gained a good point last Saturday when they drew 1-1 at Worksop Parramore, and on Tuesday Russ Eagles’ men also drew 1-1 with Thackley.

On Saturday the entertain a fast rising Long Eaton United at Green Lane, and I fancy another home win.

Worksop Parramore kissed their promotion hopes goodbye last Saturday with a 1-1 draw at Parkgate. They visit Denes Park on Wednesday to face Hall Road Rangers.

Maltby Main sealed their first win in four games last Saturday when they beat Arnold Town 2-0.

On Wednesday they visit Winterton Rangers who are fighting against relegation, and on Saturday they travel to Armthorpe Welfare whose manager Leo Fortune-West resigned last week.

Next Wednesday, they entertain Brighouse Town - who must win to stay promotion favourites.

In Division One, the matches are coming at an alarming rate for our clubs.

It is Worsbrough Bridge who lead the way, when they beat Hallam 1-0 at Sandygate on Saturday.

On Monday, they crashed to a shock 4-0 defeat to Teversal. This Saturday they travel to Rossington Main and next Tuesday they entertain Clipstone Welfare.

Next Thursday, Dinnington Town are the visitors in a programme that borders on the ridiculous.

Dinnington lost 6-0 last Wednesday at second placed Albion Sports, but on Saturday they turned the form book upside down when they beat third-placed Cleethorpes Town 1-0, thanks to a goal from Tom Fairweather.

On Saturday, next-to-bottom Yorkshire Amateurs visit Phoenix Park, whilst next Tuesday Knaresborough Town call in.

On Tuesday, Hallam beat Clipstone Welfare 2-0, with Bent and Sellars both finding the net.

Now on Saturday they visit Appleby Frodingham, whilst next Tuesday they have attractive visitors to Sandygate in Cleethorpes Town.