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The cum-Frickley team held its first Saturday practice match at the week-end, where this season’s ‘Probables’ took on a team of ‘Possibles’ from Halifax. The result was a ‘draw’ with Frickley applying their usual friendly rules of only allowing themselves to score from within their own half, while their opponents were trying out some luminous orange shirts. Frickley’s goal can be seen in the link below, with Greg Pearson’s half-volley from 60 yards outwitting the Halifax custodian.

A few days earlier, the Frickleyites had their first mid-week practice, taking on a junior side from the Barnsley area and running out 1-0 victors. It should be concluded then, that a most satisfactory season can be looked forward to at Westfield Lane, and under the management of Mr.K.Rose and his assistant, Mr.L.Stratford, the spectators are likely to see some very clever football indeed being played.

Off the field, the efforts of the committee have not gone un-noticed, with the current playing surface being remarked on as ‘resembling that of a bowling green’, and the completion of some adjoining pitches for the local community which can be seen in the photographic illustrations below being yet another welcome sight amongst many welcome sights at the Westfield Lane enclosure.

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The new changing facilities are also nearing completion, and visiting players and officials coming to Frickley will soon be able to take advantage of some of the best washrooms in the region. As usual, plenty of pies, peas and chipped potatoes have been ordered to satisfy the spectators, and season tickets are said to be very reasonably priced, with home supporters also hoping for a cup final against a team that turns up in the forthcoming campaign.

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Remaining midweek local league games..

Below is a day-by-day compilation list of midweek games still to take place in the Doncaster Senior League, Sheffield County Senior League, West Riding County Amateur League and the West Yorkshire League.

List was correct as of dinner time today (Mon 16th), but as always please check the individual websites for any last minute changes:-

Doncaster Senior League:

Sheff Co Senior Lg:




Mon 16 May
SCSL D1        Caribbean Sports v Wombwell Main     6.00        Caribbean Sports Club
SCSL D2        New Bohemians v Grimethorpe Sports   6.00        SHU Sports Ground
WRCAL D2 Cup   Salts Res v Littletown Res           7.00        Beck Lane
WYL Prem       Leeds City v Carlton Ath             6.30        Adel WMA

Tues 17 May
DSL Prem       Brodsworth Welfare v FC Graceholme   6.30        Bentley Colliery
DSL Prem       Dunscroft United v Sutton Rovers     6.30        Dunscroft Welfare
DSL D1         Askern v Doncaster Deaf Trust        6.30        Askern Welfare

Wed 18 May
WRCAL D1 Cup   Newsome v Holmfirth Town             7.00        Overthorpe Sports
WYL Prem       Brighouse OB v Horbury Town          6.30        Hipperholme School
WYL Prem       Pool v Oxenhope Rec                  6.30        Arthington Lane
WYL Prem       Wetherby Athletic v Robin Hood Ath   6.30        The Ings
WYL Prem       Wyke Wanderers v Carlton Athletic    6.30        Whitechapel Road
WYL Prem       Field v Beeston St.Anthony’s         7.30        Fields Sports & Social         
WYL D2         Great Preston v Ossett Common Rovers 6.30        Berry Lane
WYL D2         Middleton Park v Huddersfield Amateur6.30        Middleton Leisure Centre 

Thur 19 May
DSL Prem       Dunscroft  United v Armthorpe MarkMn 6.45        Dunscroft Welfare
DSL Prem       South Elmsall US v Kinsley Boys      6.45        Upton Rugby Club

Fri 20 May            
Donc & Dist FA Chall.Cup at Donny Rovers Keepmoat (7.30pm) Houghton Main v Swinton Athletic

Mon 23 May
WYL Prem       Horbury Town v Field                 6.30        Slazengers Sports                

Wed 25 May
WYL Prem       Carlton Athletic v Wetherby Ath      6.30        Carlton Cricket Club
WYL Prem       Leeds City v Beeston St.Anthony’s    6.30        Adel WMA
WYL Prem       Wyke Wanderers v Field               6.30        Whitechapel Road

Tue 31 May
WYL Prem       Beeston St.Anthony’s v Wetherby Ath  6.30        St.Anthony’s Road
WYL Prem       Carlton Athletic v Leeds City        6.30        Carlton Cricket Club
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Local non-league w/c 9 May 2016

Here’s a compilation of games during the following week in the 4 leagues listed below – as always, please double check on the individual league websites for any news of late amendments.

Doncaster Senior League:

Sheff Co Senior Lg:



Mon 9 May
SCSL Prem    Millmoor Juniors v Swallownest       6.00        Grange Park
SCSL D1      Wombwell Main v Denaby Main JFC      6.00        Dorothy Hyman Stadium

Tue 10 May          
DSL Prem     Brodsworth Welfare v Kinsley Boys    6.30        Bentley Colliery
DSL Prem     South Elmsall Utd Svcs v Rossington Main 6.30    Upton Rugby Club
DSL D1       Balby Rec v Askern FC                6.30        Balby Carr Academy
DSL D1       Yorkshire Main v Denaby Utd Academy  7.30        Yorkshire Main Welfare
WYL Lg Cup   Carlton Ath v Beeston St.Anthony’s   7.30        Knaresborough Town Manse Lane

Wed 11 May
WRCAL Prem   Huddersfield YMCA v Tyersal          6.00        Huddersfield YMCA
WRCAL Prem   Lower Hopton v Golcar United         6.30        Woodend Road
WYL Prem     Horbury Town v Wyke Wanderers        6.30        Slazengers Sports Complex
WYL Prem     Oxenhope Rec v Brighouse OB          6.30        Recreation Ground
WYL Prem     Robin Hood Athletic v Wetherby Ath   6.30        Coach & Horses
WYL Prem     Field v Leeds City                   7.30        Field Sports & Social
WYL D1       Featherstone Colliery v Headingley   6.30        Featherstone MW
WYL D1       Hartshead v East End Park            6.30        Littletown Recreation Ground WF15 6LW
WYL D1       Ilkley Town v Whitkirk Wanderers     6.30        Ben Rhydding Sports Club
WYL D1       Old Centralians v Stanley Utd        6.30        West Park Fields

Thur 12 May
DSL Prem     FC Graceholme v Dunscroft Utd        6.30        Edlington Recreation Ground
WYL Prem     Beeston St.Anthony’s v Knaresboro T  6.30        St.Anthony’s Rd
WYL Prem     Carlton Athletic v Shelley           6.30        Carlton Cricket Club
Dist Cup     Beckwithshaw Saints v Ripon City     7.30        Knaresborough Town Manse Lane
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Local non-league w/c 2 May 2016 for Step7 + below

Although the likes of the NPL and NCEL have now come to a close for this season, there are still plenty of games taking place over the next couple of weeks at Step 7 and below. Here’s a weekdays compilation for the 4 main West and South Yorkshire Leagues – as always, please double check on the individual league websites for any news of late amendments to the list below.

Doncaster Senior League:

Sheff Co Senior Lg:



Also worth a mention, on Saturday 7 May the  Castleford FA Cup final takes place at 2.30pm between Kellingley Welfare and  Pontefract Town. Originally scheduled to be played at Kellingley Welfare (and still showing as here on the Castleford FA website), the venue on the Full-time FA / West Yorks League website has been amended to Glasshoughton Welfare, so it looks like the game has been moved to the latter – so please double check if planning on attending!

Mon 2 May
WYL Prem  Beeston St.Anthony’s v Oxenhope Rec   6.30        St.Anthony’s Rd
WYL Prem  Carlton Athletic v Horbury Town       6.30        Carlton Cricket Club
Dist Cup  Field v Campion                       2.00        Eccleshill Utd FC
Dist Cup  Wetherby Ath v Thorpe Utd             4.00        Selby Town FC

Tues 3 May
DSL Prem  Brodsworth Welfare v Sutton Rovers    6.30        Bentley Colliery
DSL Prem  Kinsley Boys v FC Graceholme          7.30        Kinsley Stadium
DSL D1    Balby Rec v Hemsworth Elite           6.30        Balby Carr Academy
DSL D1    Doncaster Deaf Trust v Denaby Utd Ac  6.30        Donc Deaf College

Wed 4 May
SCSL Prem  Millmoor Juniors v Wickersley        6.00        Grange Park
SCSL Prem  North Gawber Colliery v Oughtibridge 6.00        Woolley MW
SCSL Prem  Swinton Ath v AFC Penistone Church   6.00        Mexborough Ath Ground
SCSL D1    Kingstone Utd v Millmoor Jnrs Res    6.00        The Fleets
SCSl D2    Sheffield Lane Top v Bawtry Town     7.00        Civil Service Ground
WRCAL Prem  Golcar United v Huddersfield YMCA   6.00        Longfields Rec
WRCAL Prem  Lower Hopton v Lepton Highlanders   6.00        Woodend Road
WRCAL D1    Westbrook YMCA v Holmfirth Town     6.00        Lawnswood YMC
WYL D1     Aberford Albion v Headingley         6.30        Bunkers Hill
WYL D1     Featherstone Colliery v Leeds Mods   6.30        Featherstone MW
WYL D1     Ilkley Town v Old Centralians        6.30        Ben Rhydding Sports Club
WYL D1     Stanley Utd v Thornhill              6.30        Stanley Rodillians Rugby Club

Thur 5 May
DSL Prem   Sutton Rovers v AFC Graceholme       7.30        Askern Welfare
Dist Cup   Hartshead v Howden Clough            7.30        Ossett Town FC

Fri 6 May              
DSL Prem Div Cup final at Askern (7.30pm) Dunscroft Utd v Kinsley Boys
SCSL D1    Byron House v Wombwell Main          6.00        SWD Olive Grove
WRCAL Prem Campion v Huddersfield YMCA          6.00        Manningham Mills
Dist Cup   Oxenhope Rec v Wilsden               7.30        Silsden FC

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Non-League fixtures, w/c Mon 25 April 2016 (Step 7+ below)

Here’s a list of this week’s non-league football fixtures in West and South Yorkshire in the four main Step 7+below leagues, compiled from the following four sets of fixtures:

Doncaster Senior League:

Sheff Co Senior Lg:



Fixtures were checked on Sunday, but please double-confirm on the relevant page before setting out! Also I tend to omit reserve fixtures, so if your interested in those, there are likely to be be some additional games in the lower divisions of the above.

In addition to league games, there are also a couple of cup finals to chose from on Friday, and one in the SCSL on Monday.

Mon 25 April
SCSL Pr    Houghton Main v Millmoor Jnrs         6pm        Middlecliffe Lane
SCSL Pr    Thorpe Hesley v Frechville CA         6pm        Rockingham Community Centre
SCSL D1    Byron House v Wombwell Main           6pm        Norton Playing Fields
SCSL D2 Cup Final  Grimethorpe Sports v Jubilee Sports  7.30pm  Worksop Sandy Lane

WRCAL D1   Westbrook YMCA v Campion Res          6pm        Lawnswood YMCA

WYL Prem   Otley Town v Beeston St.Anthony’s     6.15       Old Showground

Tue 26 April
DSL Pr     Dunscroft Utd v Armthorpe Markham Mn  6.30       Dunscroft Welfare
DSL Pr     Sutton Rovers v Kinsley Boys          7.30       Askern Welfare

Wed 27 April
SCSL D2    New Bohemians v Grimethorpe Sports    6pm        SHU Sports Ground
SCSL D2    Sheffield Lane Top v Treeton Terriers 6pm        Civil Service Ground

WRCAL Prem  Campion v Halifax Irish              6pm        AA Van Hire Stadium (Manningham Mills Sports)
WRCAL Prem  Golcar Utd v Lepton Highlanders      6pm        Longfields Rec Ground
WRCAL Prem  Littletown v Huddersfield YMCA       6pm        Beck Lane
WRCAL Prem  Lower Hopton v Lepton Highlanders    6pm        Woodend Road
WRCAL Prem  Ovenden West Riding v Salts          6pm        Natty Lane
WRCAL D1    Westbrook YMCA v Steeton Res         6pm        Lawnswood YMCA

WYL Prem  Brighouse OB v Oxenhope Recreation     6.15       Hipperholme & Lightcliffe School
WYL Prem  Pool v Field                           6.15       Arthington Lane
WYL Prem  Robin Hood Ath v Horbury Town          6.15       Coach & Horses Ground
WYL D1    Featherstone Colliery v Thornhill      6.15       Featherstone MW
WYL D1    Ilkley Town v Whitkirk Wanderers       6.15       Ben Rhydding Sports Club
WYL D2    Ossett Common Rovers v Howden Clough   6.15       Illingworth Park

Fri 29 April
DSL D1 Cup final at Yorkshire Main (7.30pm) Denaby Utd Academy v Hemsworth Elite. 
West Riding County Cup final at Fleet Lane, Woodlesford (7.30pm) Beeston St Ants v Carlton Ath.
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Non-League fixtures, w/c Mon 18 April 2016 (Step 7+ below)

Having just cobbled together a list of this week’s non-league football fixtures in West and South Yorkshire in the four main Step 7 leagues for my own planning purposes, I thought I’d share… and providing time allows, I also intend to do this for the next few weeks till the season ends.

Leagues covered are the West Yorkshire League, West Riding County Amateur League, Doncaster Senior League and the Sheffield Senior League. The usual caveat applies – i.e. please check with the individual league websites first, rather than assuming the info below is still correct! This list is simply intended as a calendar planning type-device.

Doncaster Senior League fixtures:

Sheff Co Senior Lg:



Mon 18 April
SCSL Prem  Thorpe Hesley v Swinton Ath       6pm   (Rockingham Community Centre)
SCSL D1    Silkstone Utd v Caribbean Sports  6pm   (Silkstone Rec Ground)
WYL Prem   Hunslet Club v Carlton Ath      6.15    (Hunslet Club)
WYL Prem   Field v Robin Hood Ath          7.30    (Field Sports & Social)

Tue 19 April
DSL Prem   Dunscroft Utd v Kinsley Boys       6.30
DSL Prem   Sutton Rovers v South Elmsall US   7.30
DSL D1     Doncaster Deaf Trust v Askern FC   6.30
Wed 20 April
DSL Prem   Brodsworth Welfare v Rossington Main   6.30   (Bentley Colliery)

SCSL Prem  Frechville CA v Penistone Church    7.45pm    (Handsworth)
SCSL Prem  Houghton Main v Thorpe Hesley      6pm        (Middlecliffe Lane)
SCSL D1    Davy v Kingstone Utd               6pm        (Davy Sports Ground)
SCSL D1    Silkstone Utd v Denaby Main JFC    6pm        (Silkstone Rec Ground)
SCSL D1    South Kirkby Coll v Denaby Utd     6.30       (South Kirkby MW)
SCSL D1    Wombwell Main v Ecclesfield Red Rose   6pm    (Wombwell Main Cricket Club)

WRCAL Prem   Halifax Irish v Steeton        6pm          (West Vale Playing Fields)
WRCAL Prem   Lepton Highlanders v Huddersfield YMCA  6pm (Lepton Sports & Social)
WRCAL Prem   Salts v Campion                6.15         (Salts Sports Ground)
WRCAL D1     DRAM Community FC v Honley     6pm          (DRAM Sports Centre)
WRCAL D1     Newsome v Holmfirth Town       6pm          (Primrose Hill)

WYL Prem     Leeds City v Wetherby Ath       6.15        (Adel WMC)
WYL Prem     Pool v Otley Town               6.15        (Arthington Lane)
WYL Lg Cup   Brighouse OB v Carlton Ath      7.30        (Storthes Hall)
WYL D1       Headingley v Ilkley Town        6.15        (Weetwood Playing Fields)
WYL D1       Leeds Modernians v Hartshead    6.15        (Cookridge Lane)
WYL D1       Old Centralians v Whitkirk Wanderers  6.15  (West Park Development Centre Fields)
WYL D2       Barwick v Normanton Woodhouse Hill    6.15  (Chapel Lane)
WYL D2       Huddersfield Amatr v Howden Clough    6.15  (Old Earth)

Thurs 21 April
SCSL Rosehill Cup Final Handsworth Parra Res v Grimethorpe Sports 7.30  (Penistone Church)

WYL Lg Cup   Horbury Town v Beeston St Anthony’s  7.30   (Crofton Community Centre)


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Sat 19 March 2016, Barton Town OB v Worksop Town (NCEL Prem)

Match Details: Barton Town OB 2 2 Worksop Town (NCEL Premier Division)

Goalscorers: [Barton T] Danny Norton (46), Henry Gill 89; [Worksop] Conor Higginson (22, 27)

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Location: Marsh Lane, Barton-on-Humber, DN18 5JD
Admission: £5 (Programme £1.50)
Attendance: 180
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Ground Overview: Continuing in the Dribbling Code’s quest to cover all of the region’s non-league clubs, today’s mission was to set the controls for Barton-on-Humber. The town lies on the south banks of the River Humber (meaning that if you’re coming from north of the river, a £1.50 each-way toll is charged to cross the glittering showbiz Humber Bridge), and is is roundabout a mile inland – hence the Swans nickname, I guess! For public transport users, it is really close to Barton-on-Humber railway station, though trains run very infrequently, and the more feasible option may be to travel to Scunthorpe instead, and then get the hourly bus which takes around 40 mins.
Situated next to the cricket club (but in an entirely separate complex), there is a fairly sizeable car park at the Marsh Lane ‘Euronics stadium’. The ground seems perfectly appointed for this level of non-league, with a nice indoor bar / clubhouse which overlooks the pitch, shows half-time league scores on telly, etc. Covered accommodation for spectators comes courtesy of a fairly wide seated stand across the halfway line, and a small amount of stepped terracing behind one of the goals.

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Match Report: As a couple of weeks have now passed before I’ve had chance to write this up, I won’t attempt to go into much detail on what happened on the pitch. Worksop Town came into today’s game with either an outside chance of promotion, or clutching at straws, depending on who you spoke to. The players and the management certainly still believed, and set about Barton like they knew a win was a must. Conor Higginson was ever-dangerous and by half-time had bagged two goals to put the visitors in a comfortable lead.
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Looking at their website, Barton seem to have quite a number of players out through injury at the moment. Despite this, they came out for the second period driven to do themselves justice, and whatever the management team of Dave Anderson and Mally Parker said at half-time was worth the man-of-the-match award in itself, as up till then Worksop were coasting. Maybe the visitors took their foot of the gas a bit, but Barton were like a different team.
Within a minute of the restart, Danny Norton had bagged a goal back, and from then on, the game was very nip-and-tuck. With Worksop torn between hanging onto their lead but sensing that a third goal may be needed, it really could have gone either way. Both sides had some good chances in the closing stages, but it was Barton who made the decisive breakthrough. With just a couple of minutes left on the clock, Henry Gill struck the equaliser, and the 2-2 final scoreline was a fair reflection on what had happened on the pitch. Worksop had the quality, but too many sloppy passes or lapses in possession had cost them the win. Barton had showed that hard work and endevour and team spirit can get you just as far and deservedly got something out of the game, much to the delight of the home fans.
For Worksop, that’s probably their realistic hopes of promotion over for this season, but equally importantly, they have just secured another season at Sandy Lane, so all is not doom and gloom. I’m sure they’ll be back stronger next year.
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