The World’s First endured a difficult season in the Northern Premier League East but picked up a huge three points on Saturday as Marc Newsham and Sam Greenhouse scored the goals in a 2-0 away win that saw them rise to fourth place. table and out of the relegation zone.
It was a game full of drama, however, with three players sent off in the sixth minute as the hosts were down to nine men and the visitors down to 10 after Damien Magee received his marching orders.
Sheffield now have two games to play to salvage their status in the Division and will be desperate to secure a result over local rivals Stocksbridge Park Steels on Monday after the Steels fell to a surprise 1-0 loss down the table . Pickering Town over the weekend.
Stocksbridge are comfortably mid-table at present after a decent season, and Sheffield are hoping for two more positives against them and Pontefract Collieries to ensure they avoid the drop.
They are currently a point clear of second-placed Bridlington and third-placed Frickley Athletic, with the race for survival really set to unfold over the final two games.
Elsewhere, Hallam FC’s winning season ended last weekend while Handsworth’s 2021/22 campaign ended a few days ago with a 2-1 victory over Staveley Miners Welfare, with goals from Robert Ludlum and Sam Essien seeing them secure a fifth-place finish in the NCEL Premier Division.
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This notice was published: 2022-04-18 09:08:44