The sun shines again, but gloomy outlook for clubs

Sheffield FC's Steve Woolley
Sheffield FC's Steve Woolley

The weather may have been glorious last weekend - but sadly, our teams failed to shine.

We had only three winners, five failed to score and, Sheffield FC and Worsbrough Bridge apart, it was a day for our clubs to forget.

In the Evo-Stik League Division One South, it was a return to form for Sheffield FC who - after five games without a win - beat bottom club Hucknall Town 5-0.

Skipper Steve Woolley hit a hat trick, as Andy Gascoigne and Watheq Al-Hakam completed the rout.

On Tuesday night they faced Premier League leaders North Ferriby United in the third round of the Doodson League Cup, and lost 6-3. On Saturday they entertain Market Drayton Town.

In the Premier Division, Stocksbridge Park crashed to a 4-0 defeat at AFC Fylde. On Saturday they face in-form Stafford Rangers.

The winds of change seem to have settled down at Staveley’s Inkersall Green.

After losing fifteen squad players and manager Billy Fox, they can now start to rebuild their team.

Neil Cluxton will take charge until the end of the season, and on Saturday his team of reserve and under 19 players lost 4-0 at Tadcaster Albion.

It gets no easier on Saturday against second-placed Bridlington Town, whilst next Wednesday I will join them as they travel to fellow strugglers Nostell MW.

Parkgate struggled to a 2-1 win over Lincoln Moorlands last Saturday, leaving them ninth in the table.

They then went down 4-2 to Glasshoughton Welfare at Green Lane on Tuesday.

On Saturday they have a derby clash at old foes Maltby Main, whilst next Tuesday they host Retford United.

Maltby Main’s four-game unbeaten run came to an end last Saturday when a young Pickering Town side beat them 2-0 at their Welfare Ground.

On Tuesday night they drew 1-1 with Worksop Parramore at Sandy Lane. On Saturday I will be at Muglet Lane for the visit of Parkgate.

On Saturday, Parramore travel to Liversedge and Bridlington Town are their visitors next Tuesday in the League Cup third round.

In Division One, Selby Town beat Hallam 4-0 - ending their ten-game winning run.

On Saturday Hallam visit Hemsworth Miners Welfare and next Tuesday they host second-placed Athersley Recreation.

Dinnington Town drew 1-1 with Bottesford Town on Saturday, and then went down 2-0 to Grimsby Borough on Tuesday.

On Saturday they face title favourites Albion Sports. Worsbrough Bridge beat Pontefract Colliery 3-0, and face Selby on Saturday.

Last weekend Sheffield and Hallamshire CFA Under 18s beat Cumberland 1-0 to go top of the Northern Counties FA League,

On Tuesday, however, they went down 2-0 to Manchester.