Red Rose climb table

Penistone Church (stripes) during their 2-0 County Senior defeat to Ecclesfield red rose
Penistone Church (stripes) during their 2-0 County Senior defeat to Ecclesfield red rose
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Eight games survived the wet weather on Saturday - a slight increase on the previous week.

Only one of them was in the Premier Division, with Penistone Church getting the chance to reduce Oughtibridge WMFC’s big lead at the top with a home win over struggling Ecclesfield Red Rose.

But it was not to be as Penistone suffered a 2-0 defeat. Jerome Grant and Harry O’Neill scored as Ecclesfield climbed two places from third-bottom to tenth position. Penistone remain in second place, but are still 14 points off the pace.

Division One: Second- placed Jubilee Sports cut the gap between them and leaders Joker FC to just five points (as well as two games in hand), with a 2-0 home win over Penistone Church Reserves.

Adam Askwith and Jordan Livett were both on target for Jubilee who also recorded their second clean sheet in as many weeks.

Wickersley remain level on points with Jubilee in third place, after a hard-fought 3-2 home win over Thorpe Hesley. Wickersley are now three games unbeaten after five successive defeats.

Sheffield Athletic recorded their fifth win in seven league games - 2-1 at Hallam Reserves. Hallam have now lost their last three league games, scoring only once.

Division Two: It was first versus fourth at Woolley Miners Welfare, where North Gawber Colliery drew 1-1 with AFC Dronfield. The point takes North Gawber six points clear of second placed rivals Kingstone United, who have two games spare.

Worsbrough Bridge Athletic Reserves followed-up last weeks’ 8-1 win over Boynton Sports, with a 4-2 away win against third-place Bawtry Town.

It is the first time this season that Worsbrough have registered back-to-back league wins and they had to come back from 2-0 down to do it.

A Jermaine Green chip over the keeper and a stunning free kick by Joyce Jones seemed to put Bawtry in charge.

But Tom Pearce took advantage of a poor pass to slow calmly home and Jed Phillips equalised on the stroke of half-time, spotting the keeper off the line and chipping into the net.

Dean Sidebottom rounded a defender to put Bridge 3-2 up and Pearce’s second, a free kick into the top right hand corner 1ith 15 minutes left, sealed things.

Under-21 Division: Swinton Athletic climbed off the foot-off-the-table with a 1-0 home win over Davy FC. Swinton have won both of their last league games, without conceding a goal.

Tomorrow - Premier Division: Athersley Rec Res v Penistone Church; Ecclesfield Red Rose v Everest; Frecheville v Swinton Ath; Handsworth v High Green Villa; Oughtibridge v Swallownest MW, Stocksbridge Res v Millmoor Jun; Wombwell Mn v Houghton Mn.

Division One: Davy FC v Thorncliffe; Hallam Res v South Kirkby Coll; Jubilee Sports v Thorpe Hesley; Penistone Church Res v Sheffield Bankersl; Sheffield Ath v Rotherham Town; Silkstone Utd v Millmoor Jun Res; Wickersley v Joker.

Division Two: AFC Dronfield v Boynton Sports; Bramley Sunnyside v Sheffield FC Re; Kingstone Utd v Bawtry Town; Maltby Main Res v Kiveton Park; North Gawber Coll v New Bohemians; Worsbrough Res v Frecheville Res.

Under-21 Division: Davy FC v North Gawber Colliery; Houghton Main v Bawtry Town; Millmoor Jun v Shaw Lane Aquaforce.