Sheffield triumph as Hallam secure first win of season

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Sheffield maintained their unblemished record at Dronfield with a 3-1 win over Gresley FC last night, writes Paul Webster.

Club established a two-goal lead through Joel Purkiss with a low 30-yard drive after 20 minutes before Matt Roney marked his 350th appearance by scoring from the spot.

Gresley pulled one back through Kieran O’Connell but Sheffield grabbed a third three minutes into the second period through James Gregory.

Hallam picked up their first win of the season coming from behind to beat Harworth CI 4-1 in the Sheffield Senior Cup first round with Ant Lynam scoring a hat-trick and Ben Kistell adding a fourth.

There were some mixed results for the regions teams in The FA Vase first round Qualifying.

Parkgate crashed out at Hemsworth MW 3-2 despite a spirited fight back where Tom Bland’s penalty and Lee Edmondson goal six minutes from time set up a grand stand finish after the hosts had led 3-0. Penistone Church crashed out 4-0 at Atherton Collieries in their first venture in the competition. Staveley lost 2-1 at home to Athersley Recreation.

Maltby Main set up a trip to Dronfield Town after winning 3-1 at Alsager Town while Worsbrough Bridge Athletic beat Pontefract Collieries 3-2 after extra-time with Mark Kokot netting a 119th minute penalty.

A late Lee Holmes double sent Rossington Main through 2-0 at the expense of AFC Blackpool, while Retford United came from a goal down to beat Shirebrook Town 3-1.