Meadowhall League: Goals galore as league returns from festive break
There were goals galore in the U21 Division of the Meadowhall League after the two-week break.
Parkgate were the highest scorers, running riot against lowly Beighton Falcons as they hit 11 goals without reply to keep their outside title hopes alive.
Silas Valladolid-Collins led the rout with a five-goal haul for Parkgate.
Jubilee Rangers maintained their five-point lead at the top after their stretching unbeaten league record to nine games with an 8-0 home win over Brinsworth Whitehill to leave the visitors without a win in three.
Brunsmeer Athletic held onto second spot with a 5-1 away success at bottom side Steels City Dons to make it five without defeat.
Dearne & District are just a further point behind in third after easing to an 8-1 home win against Swallownest.
Aiden Hargreaves netting a hat-trick to add to efforts from Tom Bird, Matt Cockcroft, Joel Williamson, Kristian Wroe and sub Jack Lee.
With games in hand on all the teams above them Thurcroft Miners Institute are very much in the championship race as they made it six wins from eight after beating Hillsborough Pumas 6-1.
Jordan Walker and Lewis Ward hit a brace apiece, along with strikes from Oliver Fairhurst and Harry Glaves.
Improving Mosborough won 4-0 at Woodman Juniors with goals from Tom Davis, Tyler Doman, Jared Hall and Bailey Doman to make it just one defeat in their last five.
There was just the one game in the U18 Division One due to the second round of the League Cup, which saw Handsworth Amber take their unbeaten run to seven matches with a 3-0 victory over Shaw Lane Aquaforce to go second in the table.
Sheffield FC Red look the team to beat in Division Two after they opened up an eight-point lead at the top with a resounding 7-1 home win against title rivals and second-placed Handsworth FC.
Wickersley Youth climbed up to second in Division Three courtesy of a 4-1 away win at Brunsmeer Athletic Red.
At the other end of the table, Hallam Rangers climbed out of the bottom two with a hard earned 3-2 away win Redmire Rangers.
In Division Five, leaders Newbold Community were swatted aside 3-1 in their top-of-the-table clash away at second-placed Swinton Athletic Spartans.