Nostell on the brink of securing survival

Ben Saynor was needed to make an excellent save to ensure Nostell won at Parkgate

One more victory for Nostell Miners Welfare will be enough to ensure their Toolstation NCEL Premier Division after a 1-0 win at Parkgate. Three points against second bottom Retford United at Crofton on Thursday night will leave their visitors and Glasshoughton Welfare with an impossible task. Nostell, on a high after the Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior  read more→

AFC Emley keep up with pace at top

Sam Jerome heads home the winner for AFC Emley at Dronfield Town. Picture: Mark Parsons

AFC Emley kept hold of second spot in the Toolstation NCEL Division One and remain level on points with leaders Pontefract Collieries thanks to a 1-0 win away at Dronfield Town. A powerful Sam Jerome header was all that could separate the sides in a game where a strong wind dictated the game. Both sides  read more→

Farsley’s play-offs hopes look over

Ryan Serrant's own goal consigned Farsley to a 1-0 defeat to Lancaster

Farsley AFC’s Evo Stik Division One North play-offs hopes look over after a 1-0 defeat to Lancaster City at Throstle Nest. Few chances were created by either side in difficult conditions at the Nest. Farsley had the first chance of the game when Andy Welsh put Lewis Nightingale’s free-kick wide from close range. Lancaster then  read more→

Stocksbridge lose at Tividale

Harrison Biggins attempts to mount an attack for Stocksbridge at Tividale. Picture: www.whiterosephotos.co.uk

Stocksbridge Park Steels were unable to record back-to-back wins in the Evo Stik Division One South after a 2-1 defeat at Tividale. Stockbridge fell behind in the first half after a Leigh Downing shot took a deflection off Rory Coleman and wrong-footed goalkeeper Peter Denton. The visitors responded with vigour in the second half and  read more→

Pontefract secure big win over rivals

Big moment, big goal: Aaron Moxam celebrates scoring the winner for Pontefract in the 2-1 victory over rivals Clipstone

League leaders Pontefract Collieries heavily boosted their promotion hopes after beating rivals Clipstone 2-1 at Beechnut Lane. Aaron Moxam’s scrambled second half winner opened up a five point gap for themselves and second-placed AFC Emley ahead of the chasing pack of Shirebrook Town and Clipstone. Clipstone still retain their two games in hand which could  read more→

Brunt earns Ossett Albion 1-0 win

Connor Brunt hit the winner for Ossett Albion against Prescot Cables. Picture: John Hirst

Ossett Albion’s solid season in the Evo Stik Division One North continued with a 1-0 win over struggling Prescot Cables. The first half of this match was a non-event really due mainly to the strong gusty wind and the torrential rain. Neither side managed anything like a shot on target and it was a relief  read more→

Round-up: Big weekend in Division One

Sam Jerome got AFC Emley's goal in the 1-0 win at Dronfield

AFC Emley and Pontefract Collieries are five points clear of the chasing pack in the Toolstation NCEL Division One table. Sam Jerome’s second half header earned Emley a 1-0 at Dronfield, while double goal-scorer Aaron Moxam led leaders Pontefract to a crucial 2-1 victory over third-placed Clipstone. Clipstone still have two games in hand so  read more→

Lines: League survival comes before final

Paul Lines said his Nostell had to dig in for the historic victory at Maltby Main

Paul Lines paid tribute to his players after Nostell Miners Welfare reached the Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup final for the first time in their history. James Kitson’s dramatic last minute strike in the 2-1 semi-final win at Maltby Main booked a trip to Rotherham United’s New York Stadium in May. But, before then, the  read more→

Hepworth expects twists and turns

Long way to go: AFC Emley manager Darren Hepworth

Darren Hepworth expects the Toolstation NCEL Division One promotion race to go to the final games. Second-placed AFC Emley are one of the five contenders for the top two spots as the season prepares its last few hurdles. Emley returned to winning ways against Eccleshill last week – a result that made history as they  read more→

Season has been a success – Adams

Parkgate manager Steve Adams says his side's season has been a success

Steve Adams wants Parkgate to finish the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division campaign on a high note. Parkgate, who host Nostell Miners Welfare tomorrow, have only five games left as they end the season two weeks earlier than the fixture calendar. The Rotherham-based side look set to finish out of the bottom six and could still  read more→