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A point apiece for hosts Ollerton Town and Hallam at a windswept Fast Frame yesterday afternoon after a hard-fought contest of few real chances, write Ian Jones and John Wiseman for www.Hallamfc.co.uk
The game turned on a penalty awarded to Hallam just on the hour, but home keeper Levi Owen added to his growing tally of spot-kick saves by keeping out Sam Smith’s effort.
The draw, watched by a crowd of 112, leaves Hallam in eleventh place, eleven points adrift of the automatic promotion places, and moves Ollerton a further precious point above the relegation spots.
Hallam and Worsbrough Bridge Athletic served up a terrific advertisement for Toolstation NCEL Division One football at Sandygate yesterday afternoon, when, in front of another marvellous crowd of 302, the sides shared six goals in a game in which Hallam fought back from 1-0 and 3-1 down to secure a crucial point in -amazingly- their first home League game since October 19th, write Ian Jones and John Wiseman for www.hallamfc.co.uk. The visitors finished the game with ten men and very much under the cosh as time ran down, but headed home with a battling share of the spoils.
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.
League Cup interest over for the season
A disappointing ninety minutes in a rain-swept West Yorkshire saw the end of Hallam’s interest in this year’s NCEL League Cup at the Third Round stage, as an out of -sorts Countrymen team came up well short in a 6-2 defeat to Premier Division Yorkshire Amateur at the Southerns Stadium in Leeds, write Ian Jones and Glenn Poulton for www.hallamfc.uk.
The tie had already been postponed on a series of occasions, but went ahead on a soft but playable surface, although the rain persisted for most of the evening, creating difficult conditions for the players and 42 spectators alike.
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.
Hallam’s interest in the 2019/20 Sheffield and Hallamshire Senior Cup ended at the third round stage on Tuesday evening when the Countrymen were beaten - fair and square- 2-0 by in-form County Senior League side Swinton Athletic on a cold Sandygate evening, write Ian Jones and Glenn Poulton for the Hallam FC Website.
This was Hallam’s first competitive game since defeat at Campion at the beginning of November; Swinton’s last outing had been a 7-0 win over Jubilee Sports on the 16th of last month, so both sides will have been glad to get back into action.
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 cast aside the disappointment of that midweek Senior Cup defeat to Swinton Athletic with a come from behind 3-1 win at near-neighbours Dronfield Town on Saturday. The win sees the Countrymen up to tenth in Toolstation Division One, write Ian Jones and Glenn Poulton for www.hallamfc.uk
A crowd of 116 saw the visitors threaten early on, with Mark Wilson and Reece Treasure clattering the crossbar in the early stages, and Dronfield’s Callum Mawbey following suit shortly after ; but it was the home side, fresh from their excellent home win over high-flying Campion in midweek who hit the front after 43 minutes, as Mawbey fed Daniel Wood to strike the opener with half time beckoning.
SIx unbeaten in all competitions and up to sixth in Toolstation Division One. They're the headline statistics after Hallam's 3-2 home League win over Nostell Miners Welfare at Sandygate on Saturday afternoon, a clash watched by another bumper S10 crowd of 237, write Ian Jones and Glenn Poulton for the Hallam FC Website.
After a three-week layoff, Hallam suffered a disappointing return to competitive action when second-placed Campion inflicted a 5-2 defeat on the Countrymen at the Kay and Lane Insurance Stadium in Bradford on Saturday afternoon, write Ian Jones and Glenn Poulton for the Hallam FC Website.
Hallam drop to tenth in Toolstation NCEL Division One as a result but have games in hand on most of the sides around them and lie just five points adrift of the automatic promotion places.
On a cold afternoon on Scotchman Road and in front of a hardy crowd of 67, Hallam made the early running , and Tom Wilson and Micah Bishop threatened in the first quarter of an hour; but 18 minutes in, the visitors failed to clear their lines effectively, and Jason Carney opened the scoring for the hosts.
Hallam moved up to eighth place in Toolstation NCEL Division One yesterday after a thumping 5-0 win over seventeenth-placed Brigg Town at the Hawthorns yesterday afternoon; and by the hour-mark, marksman Jordan Turner had a four-goal haul and a match ball to boot, write Ian Jones and Glenn Poulton for the Hallam FC Website.
Watched by a crowd of 118, Micah Bishop opened the scoring mid-way through the first half, his left footed free-kick crashing home off the crossbar. Before the half hour, turner had opened his account with a precise finish from Bishop’ glorious through pass; and by the interval, JT had confirmed a hat trick with two identical finishes when put through on goal. (38 and 41 minutes).
“I thought we were worthy winners today” Steve Whitehead
Just before the hour, Turner had his fourth, finishing in the bottom corner to round out a well-deserved three points and trigger a delighted response from Manager Stephen Whitehead when he spoke to Ian and Glenn.