Handsworth Parramore have unveiled a string of new signings as manager Jas Colliver re-shapes his squad as the ambitious Ambers hope to mount a promotion push in their quest to reach the Evo-Stik League.
Colliver has strengthened his forward line bringing in prolific scorer Ollie Fearon from AFC Mansfield, who hit 46 goals last term. Former Sheffield FC and Worksop Town striker Alec Denton has also signed on the dotted line along with attacking midfielder Jake Currie, who started last season at Worksop retuning before retuning to his former Club Hallam towards the back end of the campaign where he hit eight goals
Defender Lee Hill has also been snapped up from Worksop , while winger Cameron Rigby moves from NCE Premier Division rivals Maltby Main with goalkeeper Phil Barnes and midfielder Rob Chipps completing the influx of new faces at Sandy Lane.
Coner Glavin, son of Barnsley legend Ronnie, has become Penistone Church’s first signing of the summer.
Church boss Ian Richards swooped to sign the midfielder after two seasons at Glasshoughton Welfare where he helping them to the play-offs last season netting 20 times.
Stocksbridge Park Steels have secured the signing of former Barnsley midfielder Kane Swinburn.
Swinburn marked his debut by scoring Steels goal in the opening friendly game at Bracken Moor netting the hosts consolation in a 5-1 defeat against a strong Sheffield United side with a superb striker from 25-yards.
Swinburn becomes Stocksbridge’s fourth signing of the summer joining striker Aaron Moxam, wingers Tyler Williams from Shaw Lane and defender Brad Beatson.
Maltby Main kicked off their pre-season campaign with a 3-2 win against a Sheffield United U23 side at Muglet Lane.
Ryan Carroll gave the Miners a 32nd minute lead but the Young Blades were level 10 minutes later when George Cantrill nodded in at the far post.
However, the home side regained the lead immediately when Steve Hopewell slotted home as the visitors failed to clear their lines. Parity was restored early in the second half but Maltby had the last word as substitute Jay Evison hit a late winner.
Hallam were beaten in their first warm up game losing out 2-1 against Sheffield Wednesday U23s at Sandygate Road. Jamie Damms pulling one back for the Countrymen late in the second half after the young Owls had led 2-0 at the break
New signing Sam Finlaw marked his debut for Staveley MW scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win at Retford United
Sheffield FC first warm up game ended in defeat against a strong Chesterfield side as Martin Allen’s new charges ran out comfortable 5-1 winners at Dronfield.
Substitute Waide Fairhurst grabbed Club’s consolation effort five minutes from time after beating the Spireites offside trap.
Meanwhile, if you want to grab a bargain, Sheffield FC now have their season tickets available for sale. Adult tickets have been held once again at £110, that’s around just under £5.80 per league game with Concessions at £55.
Saturday, July 14 (3pm): AFC Bentley v Staveley MW, Armthorpe Welfare, Cleethorpes Town v Worksop Town, Handsworth Parramore v Sheffield United X1, Maltby Main v Frickley Athletic, Penistone Church v Sheffield FC, Teversal v Parkgate.
Monday, July 16 (7.45 unless stated): Athersley Recreation v Worsbrough BA (7.30), Parkgate v Penistone Church (7.30)
Tuesday, July 17: AFC Emley v Barnsley X1 (7.30), Handsworth Parramore v Mickleover Sports (7.30), Sheffield FC v Rotherham United (7.30), Stocksbridge PS v Rotherham United X1.
Wednesday, July 18: FC Bolsover v Chesterfield U18’s, Hallam v Maltby Main, Ollerton Town v Staveley MW, Worsbrough BA v Penistone Church (7.30).
Thursday, July 19: Harworth Colliery v Worksop Town.