Super sub Whittington thwarts Steelmen

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Parkgate were presented with the Premier Division runners-up trophy and medals before the game against local rivals Maltby Main at Muglet Lane that finished with honours even.

The Steelmen brought the curtain down on their league campaign with a 1-1 draw as Doug Shelley guided the Green Lane outfit to their highest finish in the club’s history in his first season in charge.

When Janni Lipka picked out Danny Cardwell on the edge of the box to fire Parkgate into a 21st minute lead the visitors looked on course for a 10th away win.

But Maltby had other ideas as the hosts battled back, and after a late spell of pressure the Miners were rewarded with an equaliser six minutes from time. Substitute Scott Whittington drilled a low effort into the bottom corner just 60 seconds after coming off the bench.

Division One bound Dinnington Town said their farewell to the Premier Division with a 3-0 defeat at fourth-placed Tadcaster Albion.

Dinnington never gave up and were a little unfortunate not to reduce the deficit with Liam Cartledge and Matt Smith both going close.

Handsworth can look back on the season with immense pride. Their 3-1 win at Shirebrook Town made it 10 wins from an unbeaten run of 11 games in the league, lifting them up to third place in the table in their first season in the Koolsport League and guarantees them fourth spot at the worse depending on promotion chasing Barton Town Old Boys result against Louth Town today.

Alex Torr struck twice in the opening eight minutes and Adam Fretwell put the result beyond doubt with the third late on for the visitors.

AFC Emley rounded off their campaign with a comfortable 5-2 home win over Louth Town that sees Darren Hepworth’s side finish eighth.

Rossington Main came from a goal down to beat hosts Leeds Carnegie 2-1 to clinch an 11th away win of the season. Paul Harris gave the home side the lead on the stroke of half time but Rossington hit back to win with a Sam Utley double - his first senior goals.

Askern Villa eased to a 4-0 home win over Brodsworth Welfare, who for a second successive season finished without managing to win a single game.

Mark Vickerage opened the scoring direct from a 11th minute corner before grabbing his and Villa’s second from the penalty spot in the 35th minute. Two minutes before the break, Vickerage completed his hat-trick after an excellent run and finish while Lee Pugh completed the scoring with six minutes remaining.

TODAY - 150TH Anniversary Game: Hallam v Sheffield FC, 3pm.

NCEL Cup Final: Farsley v Winterton Rangers at Staveley (3pm)

TOMORROW - Sheffield Senior Cup Final: Parkgate v Stocksbridge Park Steels (at Sheffield Wednesday 7pm).