Blades Super Draw League: Premier leaders come from behind to seal important win
Blades Super Draw CBC Premier leaders Royal Earl came from a goal down to overcome Cotts 3-1, writes Keith Firminger.
Cotts had a half-time lead through Harry Shaw's header but Mike Towey's fine solo goal restored parity.
Gareth Simons hit a 25 -yard cracker to put Earl ahead and they clinched the points with a third through Tom Nolan.
Second-placed Redmires also found themselves a goal down against Norton Sportsman, before two more Tom Whiting strikes helped them to a 3-1 victory.
Stannington Village had a more straightforward 2-0 victory against a Woodseats Club still searching for their first point of the season. Stannington went ahead when a Lewis Dickinson corner fell kindly for Piers Bond to blast home and they doubled their lead through a Dickinson penalty.
Division One leaders Cobden View saw their lead cut to just a point after they had to settle for a point in a 1-1 draw with Chapeltown RBL.
Mike McVay’s spectacular shot from 30 yards gave Cobden the lead, but RBL got levelled before half time when Ben Wright’s shot proved too hot for the keeper hold and Jack Cranswick slammed home the rebound.
Second place Intake Old Boys took full advantage as two Jon Rossiter goals helped them to a 5-1 victory over Colley to cut Cobden's lead to just one point.
Civil Sports couldn't match that as they let a two goal lead slip before drawing 2-2 at Woodhouse Juniors
In Division Two, third-placed Brinsworth Phoenix’s promotion hopes suffered a 3-0 home defeat by fourth place Darfield United.
Both sides hit the woodwork twice in the first half, but after the break the opener came when Elliott Phelan was brought down and Jordan Beardsley scored from the spot. Ethan White produced a superb curled finish to double Darfield’s lead, before Arron Soar completed the scoring with a stunning finish from 25 yards.
After new signing Nathan Forbes had given them an early lead, Shakey slumped to their fifth defeat in seven games, 4-3 at Wadsley Jack Athletic. Two George Scott strikes and one for Reece James and Lewis Smith put Wadsley in command and although Liam Moorhouse and Michael Taylor goals kept Shakey in the game, but they couldn’t force an equaliser.
Prince of Wales scored seven for the first time since joining the League five years ago to record their biggest ever win, 7-0, against Beighton Magpies. Matt Waterhouse to put Prince ahead before a Hawkins shot doubled their lead. Hawkins added two more to complete his hat-trick, before a Kurt Berry header and a Luke Simmonds double completed the scoring.
After giving the favourites an almighty tussle, Wickersley Youth went out of the Sunday Senior Cup when a goal in the last few seconds gave three time holders Joker a 2-1 victory.