Sheffield back on top of league after clean-sheet win at home

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SHEFFIELD FC moved back to the top of the Evo-Stik Division One South after completing a league double over Rainworth following a 2-0 victory at Dronfield.

It came just 24 hours after Club had been toppled from their perch at the top following Ilkeston’s 2-0 victory over Carton Town.

Ashley Longstaff gave Sheffield a 31st minute lead in a scrappy first half when the striker turned on the edge of the box to hit a fine effort that went in off the the crossbar.

Club extended the lead two minutes after the break, Matt Glass seizing on loose ball on the edge of the box to clip a shot over the keeper. Sheffield should have added a third but Andy Gascoigne saw his penalty kick saved.

In the Sheffield Senior Cup, there was a shock for last season’s beaten finalist Parkgate as they suffered a first round exit beaten 3-2 at home by Athersley Recreation. Luke Sykes headed the visitors into a 19th minute lead but two goals from Chris Wood on 51 minutes then 10 minutes later from the penalty spot saw the Steelmen leading 2-1. However, Adam White levelled for Athersley before Sykes popped up with winner in the second minute of time added on.

Goals either side of the interval from Danny McKenzie gave Dinnington Town a 2-0 win over 10-man Hallam, who had Craig Getliff sent-off.

First half goals from Scott Bates and Sam Smith sent Handsworth through 2-0 at Worksop Parramore, while Worsbrough Bridge Athletic went out 1-0 at home against Hemsworth were former Briggers player Ryan Pleasant scored the winner.

Rossington Main thrashed Bentley Colliery 6-0; goals from Dean Sidebottom (2), Jason Stokes (2), Jonathan Mirfin and Richard Spears.