Sorry Stocksbridge and Sheffield are even worse

Sheffield's joy was short lived at Market Drayton Town
Sheffield's joy was short lived at Market Drayton Town
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Like the weather last weekend our clubs results were the worst of the season with only one winning team.

Stocksbridge leaked five goals, Sheffield FC six and most of the others were simply making the numbers up.

Our midweek fixtures, too, took a battering - and we can only hope for better things this coming week.

Worksop Parramore were our only winners as they continued their extraordinary winning run, beating Long Eaton United 4-3.

Goals by Barraclough, Winters, McGhie and Whittington - his 24th of the season - ensured Worksop stay fourth in the league, after a run of ten games without loss since the turn of the year.

On Saturday they travel to Nostell Miners Welfare, and next Tuesday they face Winterton Rangers at Sandy Lane.

Staveley’s poor run continued last Saturday when they lost 2-0 at home to league leaders Brighouse Town.

On Saturday they visit sixth placed Retford United, and next Tuesday they are at Rossington Main in the Senior Cup quarter finals.

Last Saturday, Parkgate’s game away game at Thackley was washed out - as was Tuesday’s match at Armthorpe Welfare.

On Saturday, they entertain title favourites Scarborough Athletic at Green Lane and next Tuesday they visit Arnold Town.

Maltby Main had no games scheduled in the past ten days, and now they visit Winterton Rangers on Saturday. Next Wednesday, they entertain Long Eaton United.

In Division One, lady luck was certain not shining on Hallam last Saturday, when they visited second placed Shirebrook Town.

Danny Booth handled a goal-bound drive and was sent off, and although Shirebrook missed the resulting penalty, they went on to beat ten men Hallam 1-0. Hallam now face two tough home games - on Saturday, Cleethorpes Town visit Sandygate, followed on Tuesday by the visit of Bottesford Town.

On Saturday, Dinnington Town will try to end their six-match winless run when Hemsworth Miners Welfare are their visitors. Next Tuesday they visit in-form Worsbrough Bridge.

Bridge, despite not playing on Saturday or Tuesday, are still ninth in the table with matches in hand.

In the Evo-Stik League, Sheffield FC’s four match winning run was ended in style when Market Drayton Town hammered them 6-3.

They now face two home games, with six points looking there for the taking. On Saturday they entertain Newcastle Town and next Tuesday face Lincoln United.

In the Premier Division, Stocksbridge Park look to be waving goodbye to their senior club status after a 5-1 defeat at league leaders North Ferriby United.

The games don’t get any easier - on Saturday they entertain visitors Nantwich Town in a game that does look winnable.

Next Tuesday I will be with them when they face AFC Emley at the Welfare Ground in the Senior Cup quarter finals.

To end a thoroughly miserable week, I was in Liverpool last Saturday to watch Sheffield County F.A. Under 18s soundly beaten 7-3 by an excellent Liverpool outfit.

On Tuesday night I was at Westfield Lane where Frickley Athletic beat Athersley Recreation 3-1 in the Senior Cup quarter finals.

Goals by Chris Woods, two, and Matty Bloor sent Frickley into the semi finals, alongside Sheffield FC.

In the Baris North Counties East League Cup quarter finals, Worksop Parramore are at home to either Parkgate or Armthorpe Welfare.

If Dinnington Town beat Nostell Miners Welfare, they visit Tadcaster Albion.