Main men’s successful start set to come undone, as Hallam are forced to settle for 4-4 draw and Club face Trophy clash

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The weather played havoc with our fixtures during the last week, with four matches called off, while another Senior Cup tie is off because of disciplinary action.

Our fans, though, still have a good variety of matches to choose from in the coming seven days.

There was a massive disappointment for Sheffield FC fans last Saturday, when their FA Trophy tie at home to Buxton FC was called off.

The game was rescheduled for last night with the winners at home in the next round to Gresley.

Maltby Main’s success story so far looks likely to fall apart at the seams. Their game last Saturday was off, as was their Senior Cup tie at home to Oughtibridge last night because, it is alleged, Maltby played an illegal player in the last round.

In the Premier Division, I watched Stocksbridge Park make it two wins in a row last Saturday when, after beating Buxton 1-0 away in midweek, they went to Grantham Town and won 4-3.

Then on Tuesday I was back again to watch them play Worksop Parramore in the Senior Cup, and they were burned on Bonfire Night losing 3-1. In the Toolstation NCEL First Division, Hallam played their best football for weeks away at Eccleshill United last Saturday.

But despite being two in front at half time, they had to settle for a thrilling 4-4 draw.

Man of the match Sam Eckhardt scored a great hat trick and Jack Bradbury completed the scoring.

They moved up a place in the table but with just one point from five games, they really need a win.

But it will be tough on Saturday when they entertain second-placed Shaw Lane Aqua Force at Sandygate.

For the second week in a row Worsbrough Bridge had their game at Dronfield Town washed away by the rain.

They face Dinnington on Saturday, who need a win after another 6-2 defeat at home to Hall Road Rangers last Saturday.

In the Premier Division Staveley had their game at home to Basford United postponed last Saturday and to make it worse their cup tie at Sheffield last night was off too.

Parkgate started well last Saturday as Tom Foltyn-Brown gave them an early lead against Heanor Town.

But the visitors hit back to win 5-1 as the home side’s defence fell away in the second half, leaving them close to the bottom of the table again.

Then on Tuesday they entertained minnows Everest FC in the Senior Cup and won 2-1 thanks to a Scott Whittington brace.

* Saturday’s fixtures: Coalville Town v Sheffield FC, Nantwich Town v Stocksbridge PS, Hallam v Shaw Lane Aqua Force, Worsbrough Bridge v Dinnington Town, Lincoln Moorlands v Staveley, Worksop Parramore v Athersley Recreation, Thackley v Parkgate, Maltby Main v Long Eaton United.