Hallam and Penistone Church rewarded with home draws in FA Vase first round
Hallam will welcome AFC Blackpool to Sandygate after beating Parkate 3-1 in the second qualifying round on Saturday.
Penistone Church’s reward for a 2-0 victory over Wythenshawe Amateurs is a home clash with AFC Liverpool.
AFC Blackpool and AFC Liverpool both play in First Division North of the North West Counties League. Both ties will be played on Saturday, October 31.
Hallam had to come from behind to get the better of NCEL DIvision One rivals Parkgate in front of 300 spectators at Sandygate.
Frederick Tracey pounced on a rebound to the put the Steelmen ahead midway through the first half but Kieran Watson’s neat finish levelled the contest six minutes after the restart.
Substitute Iren Wilson scored with his first touch following a goalmouth scramble to give Hallam the lead on 78 minutes and the home side booked their place in the first round when Liam Royles finished off a counter attack in the 89th minute.
Daniel Howes and Charlie Baird were on target for Penistone in their narrow victory over Wythenshawe.
Shane Mussa halved the deficit in the 89th minute and the visitors struck the woodwork right at the death.
Meanwhile, Stocksbridge Park Steels and Sheffield FC both suffered defeats in the Northern Premier League South/East Division.
Steels’ perfect record on the road came to a thuddering halt at Stamford where they went down 5-0.
Sheffield are still searching for their first league win of the season after a 2-1 defeat to Loughborough Dynamo.
Rossington Main earned a creditable 3-3 draw at NCEL Divison One leaders Emley AFC, who twice needed to come from behind to earn a hard fought point.
Jack Watson put Main ahead midway through the first half before goals from Aiden Savory and Dominic Riordan turned the game on its head.
Jason Stokes scored either side of the break for spirited Rossington but Samuel Pashley struck another leveller for the hosts.
Armthorpe Welfare lost 3-1 at home to unbeaten Brigg Town. Adam Lee was on target for Welfare.