Grech-Brooksbank inspires Thackley comeback

Midweek Round-Up 

Toolstation NCEL Premier Division 

Thackley’s Ben Grech-Brooksbank

Ben Grech-Brooksbank inspired Thackley’s late turnaround in the 3-1 win at Albion Sports which increases Paddy McGuire’s side’s unbeaten run to four games.

Thackley have also won three on the spin and sit fifth in the Premier Division.

Thackley were trailing to a first half goal from Albion’s star man Jaydan Sandhu whose effort from the edge of the penalty area found the net.

The Dennyboys were still behind until the 77th minute when Grech-Brooksbank slammed home Alex Marsh’s cross from close range.

They never looked back from there on as Chris Lever soon netted their second.

Grech-Brooksbank then scored his second and Thackley’s third after latching not Lawrance Hunter’s free kick.

Emley AFC were undone by early goals in the 2-0 defeat at Staveley Miners Welfare.

Both goals were headers.

Charlie Oglesby leapt to head home from close range from a Staveley corner.

A left-wing cross helped Staveley grab the second goal.

Declan Howe met it and guided it past Emley goalkeeper Sam Kelly.

Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup 

Hallam striker Kieran Watson

Red hot Hallam caused an upset by beating Frickley Athletic 4-2 in the second round tie.

Craig Denton’s side raced out of the blocks and found themselves 3-1 after 22 minutes as Kieran Watson had scored two and James Gregory had got one.

Max Pemberton put the tie beyond Frickley early in the second half.

Piteu Crouz scored twice for Frickley.

Parkgate have won five games on the spin after winning 4-2 against Sheffield & Hallamshire County Senior League outfit Hall Green Villa at Roundwood. 

Will Wraith, Brandon Bagley, Gavin O’Reilly, Brad Kilburn hit the target for Parkgate.

Leon Howarth scored two for Handsworth

In the First Round, two goals from Leon Howarth were difference as Handsworth edged past Penistone Church in a 3-2 win at Olivers Mount.

Mitch Dunne broke the deadlock for the Ambers.

Kieran Ryan and Nathan Keightley were on the score-sheet for Penistone.

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