Athletics: Bronze for Sheffield and Dearne

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City of Sheffield and Dearne AC finished third in the second round of the British League (Premier Division) at Lee Valley, London

In a close match the hosts, Shaftsbury Barnet finished on top with Birchfield edging out Sheffield for second place. However, the Sheffield team are in the overall lead at the half way point with Shaftsbury Barnet just a point away.

Joe Dunderdale won the javelin for Sheffield with 70.38 whilst his brother Haran made it a big family contribution to the Sheffield score with second in the steeplechase (9:18.09) in his league debut.

On the track there was a win for Sheffield’s Imran Rahman in the 100 metres with Andre Wright third in the B race. The 400m was a good event for Sheffield with Grant Plenderleith third in 46.65 and Tim Burn second in the B race (47.59). Matt Bowser added useful points for Sheffield with runner up spot in the 5000 metres (14:27).Peter Muirhead was third in the long jump (7.28) with Liam Ramsay winning the B event with 7.17. Ramsay was also third in the 110 hurdles (14.92) with Rick Yates going a shade faster for second in the B race (14.89)

Match Score: 1 Shaftsbury Barnet 310; 2 Birchfield 299; 3 City of Sheffield and Dearne 296; 4 Enfield and Haringey 290; 5 Sale 275.

League Standings: 1 Sheffield 14; 2 Shaftsbury 13; 3 Enfield 11; 4 Sale 11; 5 Birchfield 9; 6 Woodford Green 7; 7 Newham 4; 8 Glasgow 2

The Sheffield club won their second round match in the Northern League (Division 2EC) at Spinkhill on Saturday and lead the table over Chesterfield and Rotherham at the halfway stage.

One of the best displays in the men’s events came from Rotherham’s Lee Thompson who won the 400m in 47.5. In the women’s events Alicia Barrett won the 100 in 12.1 with her sister Ella winning the B race in 12.4. Ella later won the 400m in 57.9.

Match Score: 1 City of Sheffield 425; 2 Chesterfield 333; 3 Rotherham 313; 4 Scunthorpe 282; 5 Bingley 262.

League Standings: 1 Sheffield 12; 2 Chesterfield 10; 3 Rotherham 8; 4 Scunthorpe 6; 5 Bingley 4; 6 Leeds City 2