Meadowhall League: Brunsmeer made to sweat for the win in nine-goal thriller against Parkgate
In the only game played in the U21 Division, Brunsmeer Athletic looked to be on their way to a comfortable victory as they led Parkgate 5-1 going in the interval.
The Steelmen had other ideas though as Gianni Makin, Silas Valladolid and substitute Tyler Bailey goals added to Joe Hill’s first half effort with Brunsmeer clinging on to a slender 5-4 win.
With U18 Division One leaders Stocksbridge PS Blue seeing their game postponed as the wet spell continued to decimated the fixtures, Handsworth FC Amber took full advantage to go top.
They stretched their unbeaten run to six games with a 6-3 home win over bottom side Retford FC Blue.
Ashton Harrington and Lewis Slater braces added to efforts from Elthan Hobson and Cole Willerton. Retford made a fight of it with goals from Harvey Rodgers, Kyle Simpson and substitute Dan Hall but it wasn’t enough to prevent the visitors slumping to an eighth successive defeat.
Phoenix Youth are showing good form at home of late after making it seven points from the last nine at the Phoenix Sports Club ground.
However, they were thankful to sub Connor McMahon for rescuing a point in a 1-1 draw with Wath Stars after the visitors had led.
In the only game in the U18 Division Two, Hallam Wisewood Black took their unbeaten run to five in emphatic style with a 10-0 demolition of hosts Dronfield Town JFC.
It was a similar story in Division Three where they only game to go ahead saw two teams meet at opposite ends of the table meet as leaders Sheffield United Junior Blades opened up a six-point gap, although they were made to work extremely hard to gain a 3-2 victory over Staveley. Ty Brookes, Dominic Gallagher and James Lindores scored for the Blades.
AFC Dronfield Black moved level on points with Division Four leaders Greasborough Youth. after easing to a 9-1 home win against Nether Green Grey.
Ben Kingham capped a man-of-the-match performance with a well taken hat-trick.
The rest of the goals were spread around with Nathan Lilley, Oliver Marshall, Jack Parish and Edwin Paul adding to Nether Green's woes with Tom Clay coming off the bench to complete the scoring.
Newbold Community moved three points clear at the top of the U18 Division Five, easing to an 8-0 home victory over Wombwell Main.
A brace from Oliver Marshall and Tom Ellis had Newbold 4-0 up at the interval and Marshall soon completed his hat-trick after the break.
With the points wrapped up, the hosts then sent on subs Callum Barnett, Michael Broomhead and Joseph Little who all made an impact running in three more goals.
FC Rigdyke continued their climb up the table with a third win on the spin beating Kiveton Park 5-2.
Liam Hopkinson and David Shaw bagged a brace apiece to complement Aaron Gervis' earlier strike.
The result sent Rigdyke up to their highest position of fifth in the table.