Sport in Brief: Hawks’ wings clipped

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Hawks’ wings clipped

RUGBY League outfit Hope Valley Hawks lost 32-18 at top of the table Dronfield Drifters. They started well, scoring first through the influential Warren, with McGuigan converting. Another Hawks try came from Boam on debut, with McGuigan again adding to the tally to make it 12 points without reply. Dronfield brought on the experienced Sodje and Sovatabua, and the former Eagles brought Dronfield back in the game. Valley continued to work hard, with Boam, Warren and McGuigan tackling hard. Silcocks made good ground, as did Elliott, and Maskrey’s hard work was rewarded with the Hawks third try, with McGuigan converting 3 out of 3. They showed great improvement on their first game against the Drifters, but were edged out.

The Hawks play Nottingham Outlaws B this Sunday at Castleton, 2.30pm kick off. Training continues on Wednesday evenings at 6.45pm.

Anyone interested in playing is welcome, contact skipper Adam Russell on 07411 081735.

Mo is hat trick king

Mo Khan’s hat trick and his win in the doubles with Cliff Glaves Snr, rescued a point for Vulcan Redtooth B in the table tennis Premier Division and kept them in touch with unbeaten leaders Scorpions A. Khan was in majestic form as he swept aside Dave Thompson, Mick Brooks and Gary Firth in straight games. Brookes and Thompson both had wins for the Redtooth A team over Mick Foster and Glaves. Gary Firth proved too strong for Glaves but Foster took revenge by edging out Firth 11-8 in a five game thriller. At the top of Division One, Clifton maintained their momentum with a 6-4 win over Vulcan Redtooth C for whom Russ Clayton took a brace. Graham Bailey did the damage for the visitors with a hat trick and a doubles win alongside Tony Linggard, who also defeated Chris Hoole and Chris Wallace. In Division Two, leaders Clifton B took both points at Vulcan Redtooth E with a 7-3 win, thanks to hat tricks from Colin Scott and John Cunningham.

Tomahawks’ fourth win

SHEFFIELD Tomahawks registered their fourth win of the American football season with a crushing 28-0 victory over the Peterborough Saxons last weekend. In constant heavy rain, the Tomahawks scored early with a rushing touchdown from James Rudge, and James Musonda soon put the home side 16-0 up. Rudge then ran in his second touchdown in the third quarter after good running from Musonda and Hal Storey, and the latter then completed the rout with another touchdown.

The Tomahawks remain top of the Central Division, and travel next to Leicester Falcons on July 3.

Final woe for Sheffield

Sheffield FC Futsal just missed out on winning the FA National Grand Finals, beaten in the championship deciding game by London’s Helvecia, who have been champions of England every year since the tournament’s inception in 2008.

Sheffield had been in imperious form coming into Sunday’s final, by disposing of Midlands league winners Team United Birmingham 8-4, and producing a brilliant comeback from 1-3 down to systematically dismantle Southern league runners up FC Baltic 9-4.

In the final, Sheffield’s talented side match their opponents for much of the game, coming back from 2-0 down to level to 2-2, before Helvecia’s big-game experience showed, eventually winning 5-2.

Blocky Balboa clash

SHEFFIELD Steel Roller Girls are hosting a ‘Blocky Balboa’ boxing-themed roller derby match against Royal Windsor Roller Girls at Ponds Forge on July 2 (2.30pm).