It’s snow-go for leagues as the weather wreaks havoc

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The weather disrupted the Non-League programme once more this weekend.

Both Stocksbridge Park Steels and Sheffield FC saw their home games, against Stafford Rangers and Goole AFC respectively, postponed due to snow.

That was Steels’ sixth successive game called off and the fourth at home - meaning Chris Hilton’s side have not played since the 4-3 defeat at Sheffield on Boxing Day.

The Northern Counties East League suffered badly with just four games going ahead.

The only game in the Premier Division saw Parkgate came away from Albion Sports with a well deserved point from a 1-1 draw.

Matt Mathers put the home side in front on 14 minutes.

But the Steelmen levelled 11 minutes from the break when Andy Dawson found space in the box to smash home his first goal of the season, as Steve Adams’ side made it just one defeat in five since the turn of year.

In Division One, Dronfield Town boosted their survival hopes after thrashing fellow strugglers Lincoln Moorlands Railway 7-1 on their own patch.

Although it wasn’t enough to lift Town out of the bottom two, it did lift them to within a point of Lincoln with six games in hand.

Nicky Ellis got Dronfield off to a dream start with a goal inside the first minute and although James Bingham restored parity midway through the half, Mark Fereday restored the visitors’ lead six minutes before the break.

Connor Brunt finally gave Town some breathing space slotting home the third on 71 minutes to open the floodgates.

Within a minute Richard Marples pounced for the first of a 14-minute hat-trick to take the game away from Lincoln before Christian Savage rounded off what was a crucial victory with the seventh two minutes from time.

Fixtures, Tuesday: Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup Quarter-Final: Rossington Main v Nostell MW.

Division One: Hallam v Bottesford Town, Worsbrough Bridge Athletic v Grimsby Borough.

Wednesday: Sheffield & Hallamshire Cup Third Round: Penistone Church v Athersley Recreation.

Premier Division: Staveley MW v Shaw Lane Aquaforce.

Division One: Dronfield Town v Louth Town.