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It was a very busy week in the County Senior League. The weather over the winter has caused a mighty backlog of fixtures, which saw games take place on almost every night last week.

Premier Division: It is difficult to find where to start in the Premier Division due to the sheer amount of games this week (13 in total).

The new league leaders are Stocksbridge Park Steels Reserves. They were in action no less than three times this week. They started out on Monday night, with a 2-0 home win over third placed AFC Penistone Church Reserves. On Wednesday, as they lost at the same venue 3-2 to North Gawber Colliery, before rounding out the week with a 4-1 away win over Denaby United.

Just two points back from Stocksbridge are Frecheville. They had a mixed week, firstly beating Wombwell Main 3-1 away from home, but they lost 1-0 to third placed AFC Penistone Church Reserves on Saturday.

Penistone are just a further three points back from Frecheville. Penistone had also beaten Handsworth Parramore Reserves midweek 2-0. There has to be one eye on Swinton Athletic. They sit in fourth place, six points off the place, but they have played fewer games than all of their rivals (three less than Stocksbridge). Swinton recorded a 1-0 away win over Wombwell.

Houghton Main claimed a vital win at the bottom of the table on Wednesday night. They were 5-2 winners against fellow strugglers Millmoor Juniors. The win was enough to take Houghton Main out of the bottom three.

Grimethorpe Sports had a very good week, with two wins to their name. A Lee Bennett hat-trick helped them to a 5-3 win against Jubilee Sports on Tuesday night. Their second win of the week came on Saturday, as they beat Denaby Main 3-1 at home.

Division One: Goals from Matthew Jacobs (2), Jack Williams and Harley Wilson gave High Green Villa a 3-1 away win over Sheffield Medics.

Second placed Hepworth United were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Kiveton Park. Fourth placed Kiveton Park went on to beat Stocksbridge Park Steels Development on Saturday. Stocksbridge had slipped to the foot of the table, midweek after a 2-0 home loss to Caribbean Sports. Silkstone United leapfrogged Stocksbridge, as they grabbed a 1-1 draw against AFC Dronfield.

Division Two: Burngreave FC confirmed themselves as winners of Division Two, with back-to-back wins. They had a 2-1 away win over Working Wonders. They beat Maltby Main Reserves 5-3 at home on Saturday. It has been a fantastic season for Burngreave, as they have won 18 of their 23 league games.

Second placed Boynton Sports were also in good form this week, as they beat Thurcroft Miners Institute 7-0 on Saturday.

Third placed Sheffield Bankers Reserves were the side to watch this week if you wanted to see goals. It all started on Monday night, with a 7-1 away win over North Gawber Colliery Reserves. They then beat Worsbridge Bridge Athletic Development 5-3 in an eight goal thriller at Park Road on Saturday.

Likewise Caribbean Sports Reserves were also in the goals this week, in a similar fashion to the Bankers. The fourth placed Caribbean beat New Bohemians 5-2 midweek, and then saw-off Working Winders 7-1 on Saturday. Caribbean have scored 92 goals in their 23 games this season, with only Burngreave (113) scoring more.