At last, all our clubs bar one played last Saturday and although the gates were far from good, at least the cash flow problems began to ease.
On the playing front, we had and excellent day as five of our clubs won, two drew and only one lost.
But it was a familiar story in midweek when the snow stopped our clubs playing again.
In the Baris North Counties East Leagues First Division, Hallam beat second placed Albion Sports 1-0 thanks to Jonathan Wragg’s first goal for the club.
Albion came to Sandygate as favourites for the title with only four defeats in twenty five games, but Julian Watts’ players showed their true credentials and won in fine style.
Sadly Tuesday’s big derby clash at home to Dinnington Town was snowed off.
So, still in a buoyant mood, Hallam face two more games at Sandygate. On Saturday eighth-placed Pontefract Colliery are their visitors, followed on Tuesday by Clipstone Welfare.
Dinnington Town beat Askern Welfare 3-1. Matt Smith, Michael Trench and Joseph Charlesworth all found the net.
Tuesday’s game at Hallam was called off, so on Saturday they have another tough test when they visit top of the table Athersley Recreation. On Tuesday, fifth-placed Knaresborough Town are the visitors to Phoenix Park.
Worsbrough Bridge continued to throw away valuable home points last Saturday, in a 2-2 draw against Bottesford Town.
Again on Tuesday their game at Teversal fell victim of the weather. On Saturday they visit third-placed Albion Sports whilst next Tuesday Eccleshill United are the visitors to Park Road.
In the Premier Division, a troubled Staveley team lost their sponsors and saw all twelve first-team players leave the club.
To add insult to injury, their game at Pickering Town was snowed out on Saturday.
It is a cruel world with ‘loyalty’ a word that our players do not understand and it is ironic that, on Saturday, their visitors to Inkersall Green are neighbours Parkgate, who suffered exactly the same fate last October.
Parkgate enjoyed a hard earned win last Saturday when they beat Armthorpe Welfare 2-1.
Craig Fletcher and Adam Shepherd scored their goals, before Shepherd turned villain and was sent off.
On Saturday Russ Eagle takes his players to Staveley, whilst next Tuesday they travel to Tadcaster Albion.
Maltby Main hammered visitors Nostell Miners Welfare 3-0, with goals by Brian Cusworth, Craig Gladwin and Ron Branagan.
They now face two more home matches; on Saturday, Heanor Town are the visitors and next Wednesday, Long Eaton United drop into Muglet Lane.
Worksop Parramore stayed in fourth place in the table after they outplayed a strong Thackley side at Sandy Lane to win 3-0.
Green, Holmes and Thorpe all found the net to make it just one defeat in eight games.
On Tuesday night, they visited Armthorpe Welfare for a tricky-looking game and again they strolled to a convincing 3-0 victory with Simon Barraclough scoring his first goal for the club.
On Saturday they have what looks like the best match in the division, when they visit Cannon Park to face a strong Retford United.
In the Evo-Stik League, Sheffield FC - who fielded new signings Lee Cooksey, Jordan Eagers and Nathan Swindells - crashed to another humiliating 4-0 defeat away at Sutton Coldfield Town.
On Tuesday they returned to the Midlands to face promotion hopefuls Coalville Town, where once again they suffered a 3-1 setback.
It leaves Club with just one point from their last four league games as the rot continues to set in.
On Saturday they are at their B.T. Local Business Stadium to face Leek Town in a game they simply must win.
I will be there next Tuesday for their League Cup tie against North Ferriby United.
In the Premier Division, Stocksbridge Park drew 1-1 at Rushall Olympic.
I will be at their Look Local Stadium on Saturday to see if Darren Schofield’s players can take three much-needed points from a very strong Ilkeston Town.
Last Saturday Sheffield and Hallamshire Under 18s drew 2-2 with North Yorkshire in the Northern County Associations Second Division.
AFC Emley - our last hopes in the FA Vase - battled hard on Saturday before losing 1-0 at home to Hadleigh United, who scored after just two minutes in front of a 300-plus crowd.