Kiveton fight-back to draw at Wombwell

SHCSL League Cup 2021 Round-Up

Rob Gorman, one of Kiveton Park’s heroes

Kiveton Park incredibly fought back from two goals down at GROUP D giants Wombwell Main to claim a 2-2 draw.

The Iceman Danny Frost and Jake Simon had put Wombwell in control until Chris Nelson’s Kiveton struck back thanks to Alex Hardwick and Rob Gorman.

Penistone Church reserves survived a GROUP D upset after recovering from a half-time deficit to beat Division One side South Kirkby 4-1 at the Memorial Ground.

George Ellis equalised straight after the break and Mitch Savage put Church in front just after the hour.

Two late goals from Tim Council finished the job.

Lucas Stubbs got two as South Elmsall United Services pulled off an upset by beating Sheffield Town 3-1 in GROUP C.

The Division One outfit are off to a flyer and Mark Lynch scored the other goal for South Elmsall.

Ecclesfield Red Rose 1915 gave favourites Swinton Athletic an almighty battle in the 3-2 defeat in Rotherham. 

Red Rose took the lead through Harry Groombridge, but Swinton fought back and goals from Curtis Wilkinson and Enzo Guarini (2) ensured a win for the home side.

Kenan McKenzie Gray was Ecclesfield’s other goal-scorer.

Denaby Main put their name forward as one of the potential candidates for the quarter-finals after smashing fancied dark horses Wombwell Town 5-0 in GROUP A.

The depleted Wombwell were 4-0 down at half-time.

Jordan Cooper hit the net in the first and 18th minutes to give Denaby a flying start.

Jack Bancroft and Cameron Till doubled it to four and Brodie Cooper put the icing on the cake in the second half.

Dodworth Miners Welfare set off as expected with a 3-1 victory at Oughtilbridge.

The two sides actually played each other in the last game before the third lockdown and when the group stages are over, Oughtilbridge will be glad to see the back of Dodworth’s powerful and feisty young forward Calan Rollinson who once again helped to mastermind a victory over them.

Although Oughtilbidge took the lead through, Rollinson, who is well known for his deeply-rooted passion for close range screamers, equalised with one of the best goals of his career. After taking a short corner, he got the ball back on the left-hand and he sent a curling stunning effort into the net at the far post.

With his sky-high confidence helping to ooze quality, Rollinson then crossed for Liam Owen to put Darren Young’s men ahead. 

Dodworth’s prodigal son Danny Barlow rounded the win off after scoring with a half-volley rebound attempt after his free kick hit the wall.

Jubilee Sports and Hepworth United shared the points in GROUP B following a 2-2 draw,

Daniel Barnsley and Bradley Howe scored for Jubilee.

North Gawber and Handsworth reserves finished goal-less. 

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