Hallam FC 5 – 1 Harrogate Railway Athletic FC
With Hallam FC sitting at the top of NCEL Division One and Harrogate Railway looking to cement a position in the play-off spots, the stage was set for an intriguing contest at Sandygate in front of another impressive crowd of 712.
It did not take Hallam long to register the first goal of the afternoon. In the 7th minute, Kieren Watson latched on to a delightful through ball from strike-partner Iren Wilson and slotted the ball beneath the out-rushing Harrogate ‘keeper. Going a goal down so early in the game against a free scoring Hallam side would be enough to give most teams cause for concern. However, Harrogate were not intimidated and began to dominate play, searching for an equaliser.
Hallam FC 4 – 0 FC Humber United
The drama at Sandygate began a little more than an hour before kick off time, when a late pitch inspection by the match referee had both sets of players watching pensively from the side-lines to see if the match would go ahead. Following several days of snow and rain, it was a brave man who would have bet on the outcome of the pitch inspection. Happily, as the first supporters began to make their way into the Oldest Football Ground in the World, the referee decided that the game could go ahead, and so both sets of players scurried towards the changing rooms to prepare for this NCEL Division One encounter.
Hallam FC 3 – 2 Brigg Town FC
Following 24 hours of rain, there were concerns that the December 28th game at Sandygate would be postponed. However an early morning pitch inspection revealed that the hallowed turf had held up well, and thanks to work by Hallam’s amazing team of volunteers, the match would go ahead. This was great news for the football fans of Sheffield looking for a Yuletide match to attend, and an amazing crowd of 1128, including a sizeable (and very vocal) contingency from Brigg Town, turned out to cheer on their teams.
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Hallam FC 6 – 1 Nostell Miners Welfare
On a blustery and wet Saturday afternoon, Hallam welcomed Nostell Miners Welfare to the Oldest Football Ground in the World. The frightful weather was not enough to deter the Sandygate faithful, and an impressive crowd of 404 made their way through the gate.
Shirebrook Town FC 0 – 2 Hallam FC
On a rainy Saturday afternoon, the Countrymen travelled across the Derbyshire border to face Shirebrook Town in this NCEL Division One fixture. Any thoughts of the game been postponed due to a water-logged pitch (as will no doubt be mentioned several times during this report, it was raining) were quickly dispelled upon arrival at the Langwith Road ground. The pitch was in fine condition, and the travelling Hallam supporters were hopeful that their team could extend their winning streak and cement their second place in the league.
This season has, unusually, seen only a couple of Hallamites away trips, to nearby Worsbrough and a rather clipped visit to Rainworth (where kick off was 2pm, not 3pm....you can guess the rest). So it was good to get back in the groove last weekend with a trip to Nottinghamshire to watch the Countrymen take on the lower mid table Clipstone.