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Honours even in Sandygate Stalemate

IMG 4792In a mirror image of the reverse fixture at the Fast Frame back in January, defences dominated in a goalless encounter between Hallam and Ollerton Town at Sandygate yesterday, write Ian Jones and John Wiseman for www.hallamfc.co.uk. The draw keeps the Countryman in eighth place, but they are now fifteen points adrift of that vital fourth and automatic promotion berth in Toolstation NCEL Division One, albeit with three games in hand on North Ferriby. Another useful point for Town takes them up to 14th place.

With skipper Sam Smith and Tom Wilson up front for the hosts, and watched by another good crowd of 229, it was Wilson who went close with just a minute played; but Ollerton, through Sam Foulds and Kyle Ludlow, had two decent chances just five minutes later. A deflected Wilson shot, well saved by Town’s Levi Owen, was the only other real opportunity in a first half badly affected by blustery conditions, and the teams went in level at the break despite an excellent performance from Harry Bamforth in the home midfield.

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Bishop makes his point for Countrymen

Hallam v North Ferriby 2Hallam returned to Toolstation NCEL action after a hiatus of over three weeks when they shared the points in a 1-1 draw with North Ferriby in front of a crowd of 203 at a chilly Sandygate last night, write Ian Jones and John Wiseman for www.hallamfc.co.uk. The draw moves Hallam up to eighth in the table, thirteen points adrift of the Villagers, who occupy fourth spot- the final automatic promotion place- although Hallam still have a few games in hand on the leading group.

Kicking downhill in the first half, and on a soft but perfectly playable surface, an attacking-looking home side -including debutant Jack Haslam- got straight on to the front foot. Nine minutes in, Ferriby keeper Lewis Exall produced a stunning save to deny Micha Bishop’s effort from the edge of the box ; Exall was called upon again three minutes later to deny a cross shot from Danny Booth, and saved well again from Haslam’s half-volley on twenty minutes.

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Fewkes makes his point for the Countrymen

Glassy 3Hallam extended their unbeaten run to five Toolstation NCEL Division One games after a useful 1-1 draw against a dangerous Glasshoughton Welfare at the TJ’ s Travel Arena in Castleford yesterday afternoon. The point leaves the Countrymen in 11th place , ten points adrift of the automatic promotion places ; Glasshoughton stay sixth, write Ian Jones and John Wiseman for www.hallamfc.co.uk

Unchanged from Tuesday night’s home win over Armthorpe and watched by a crowd of 112 on a heavy pitch, Hallam edged the early exchanges, but after 26 minutes the hosts took the lead when Hallsworth’s free kick was headed past the onrushing James Leverton by Ashley Bell.

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Resilient Zebras seen off by Bishop

IMG 4743Despite a dominant first half performance, Hallam had to come from behind to secure an important three points with a 3-1 win over a stubborn Brigg Town in yesterday afternoon’s Toolstation NCEL Division One clash at Sandygate. In doing so, and by completing a league double over the Zebras, the Countrymen moved up to ninth in the table, still ten points adrift of the final automatic promotion place but with games in hand to play, write Ian Jones and John Wiseman for www.hallamfc.co.uk Brigg Town stay seventeenth.

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Clinical Smith sees off Armthorpe

Hallam FC v Armthorpe Home 1Hallam got back to winning ways last night after a Sam Smith penalty was enough to see the Countrymen edge past a battling Armthorpe Welfare side by 1-0 at Sandygate, write Ian Jones and John Wiseman for www.hallamfc.co.uk . The win sees Hallam eleventh in Toolstation NCEL Division One with 28 points, just to adrift of Armthorpe in tenth, and ten shy of the automatic promotion places, although the Sheffield side have yup to six games in hand on the teams above them.

A crowd of 151 turned out on a cold night to see Hallam’s seventh-only home League fixture of the season, and the kick off was delayed by untypically high levels of match night traffic in and around Shoreham Street, affecting the opposing players and the officials.

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Hindley “Our work rate was outstanding”.

Worsborough 6Ian Jones and John Wiseman from www.hallamfc.co.uk caught up with Joint Manager Ryan Hindley following Hallam’s 2-1 win at Worsbrough Bridge Athletic on Saturday. Goals from Tyler Bradley and Tom Wilson clinched an important three points for the Countrymen to see them improve to tenth in the Toolstation NCEL Division One table

Ryan, up to tenth after a good win today with justice maybe done after the floodlight failure earlier in the season. Did you feel that the late penalty distorted the score line a little? Park Road is always a tough place to go and the home side play the pitch well, so how convincing was the win?

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Hallam pay penalty in Ollerton Stalemate

Ollerton Town v Hallam FC 1A point apiece for hosts Ollerton Town and Hallam at a windswept Fast Frame yesterday afternoon after a hard-fought contest of few real chances, write Ian Jones and John Wiseman for www.Hallamfc.co.uk

The game turned on a penalty awarded to Hallam just on the hour, but home keeper Levi Owen added to his growing tally of spot-kick saves by keeping out Sam Smith’s effort.

The draw, watched by a crowd of 112, leaves Hallam in eleventh place, eleven points adrift of the automatic promotion places, and moves Ollerton a further precious point above the relegation spots.

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Light relief for Countrymen at Park Road

Worsborough 3Hallam erased the memory of the August abandonment at Worsborough Bridge -the game was called off 53 minutes in with the visitors 4-0 up-with a 2-1 win in the rearranged Toolstation NCEL Division One fixture at the Pinto Property Stadium yesterday afternoon, write Ian Jones and John Wiseman for .

The win takes the Countrymen up to tenth in the table, still ten points adrift of that final automatic promotion berth, but with as many as four games in hand on the sides above them. The Briggers drop to 18th after the home defeat.

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Hallam and ten-man Briggers in six-goal thriller

Hallam FC v Worsbrough Athletic 5Hallam and Worsbrough Bridge Athletic served up a terrific advertisement for Toolstation NCEL Division One football at Sandygate yesterday afternoon, when, in front of another marvellous crowd of 302, the sides shared six goals in a game in which Hallam fought back from 1-0 and 3-1 down to secure a crucial point in -amazingly- their first home League game since October 19th, write Ian Jones and John Wiseman for www.hallamfc.co.uk. The visitors finished the game with ten men and very much under the cosh as time ran down, but headed home with a battling share of the spoils.

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Main stun ten-man Countrymen

Rosso2It was a thoroughly disappointing evening at a freezing Sandygate last night as Rossington Main deservedly claimed all three points with a 2-0 win over hosts Hallam FC in their rearranged Toolstation NCEL Division One clash, write Ian Jones and John Wiseman for www.hallamfc.co.uk

The result leaves Hallam in eleventh place, twelve points adrift of the Play-Off places, but propels Main up to a handy thirteenth after they had started the evening just above the relegation places.

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Hallam ‘Ammered in Leeds

Ammers 2League Cup interest over for the season

A disappointing ninety minutes in a rain-swept West Yorkshire saw the end of Hallam’s interest in this year’s NCEL League Cup at the Third Round stage, as an out of -sorts Countrymen team came up well short in a 6-2 defeat to Premier Division Yorkshire Amateur at the Southerns Stadium in Leeds, write Ian Jones and Glenn Poulton for www.hallamfc.uk

The tie had already been postponed on a series of occasions, but went ahead on a soft but playable surface, although the rain persisted for most of the evening, creating difficult conditions for the players and 42 spectators alike.

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