Freeze hits Hallam hard

Only Sheffield Hallam men’s seventh and eighth teams and the women’s Thirds survived the freeze but in the Sevenths case they maybe wished they hadn’t.

They crashed to an 11-2 home defeat against neighbouring Chapeltown although the young team is very much a work in progress with a host of juniors who have only moved up to this level this season.

Law and Harrison got their goals but there’s no respite on Saturday as they face Div 5 South leaders Leeds University 6s at King Ecgbert School (12.30pm start).

Ben Driver was the man on target for the Eights as they grabbed a point in a 1-1 draw against Leeds Adel Carnegie 6.

It means the destination of the title is now out of their hands as Hallam are only two points clear of Wakefield who have two games in hand.

Sheffield Hallam Civica’s postponed home match against Olton and West Warwicks now moves to this Saturday with a noon start which is the first leg of a weekend double-header as they also host Barford Tigers on Sunday (2pm).

It was a day to forget for the women’s third team who suffered a 6-0 defeat at York University 1.

The ladies first team, who are currently sixth in the North Premier, welcome fourth-place Timperley to Abbeydale on Saturday (1.30pm) while the Seconds meet top team Chapeltown.