Hallam’s eight-match unbeaten run hit a bump in the road yesterday afternoon when, watched by another stunning crowd of 439, the Countrymen fell to single -goal defeat to near neighbours Swallownest in Toolstation NCEL Division One. It was game of few chances-and was a contest which won’t live long in the memory of Hallam Manager Stephen Whitehead, write Ian Jones and Glenn Poulton for the Hallam FC Website.
Watched by a huge attendance which included a group of visitors from the Norwegian Travel Service , a party from the University of Sheffield, and by youngsters from Soccer Sixes who acted as ball-boys for the afternoon, both teams fielded attacking line ups as the game kicked off on a surface softened by the recent heavy rainfall but expertly prepared by the ground staff.
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Following our abanboned game earlier in the season v Worsbrough Bridge Athletic the NCEL have decided that the game, as per FA rules, should be replayed.
The game has been rescheduled for Saturday 1st February 2020 and Worsbrough have allocated the game as a 'pay what you want game' with all proceeds going to the Barnsley Hospital Charity.
A late header from substitute Reece Treasure clinched three points for Hallam after their 2-1 win over Harrogate Railway Athletic at Station View on Saturday afternoon. The victory extended the Countrymen's recent fine run to eight games without defeat in all competitions and elevated the Sandygate side to fifth in Toolstation NCEL Division One. However, Rail proved to be a much more difficult proposition than in the reverse fixture in Sheffield in mid September , and Hallam needed to come from behind to clinch a league double over the North Yorkshire side, write Ian Jones and Glenn Poulton for the Hallam FC Website.
Hallam moved into the third round of the Sheffield and Hallamshire County Senior Cup last night after a late penalty put paid to the resistance of Step 7 side Houghton Main .The Countrymen were pegged back to 1-1 by the battling Barnsley outfit with just ten minutes to go, but substitute Jordan Turner converted the spot kick with just four minutes left to clinch the win, write Ian Jones and Glenn Poulton for the Hallam FC Website.