The Yorkshire Weekend Football Round Up



Hull City succumbed to a third consecutive Premier League defeat as they went down 1-0 away at Norwich City. Despite debutant Nikica Jelavic hitting the post inside the opening two minutes, Ryan Bennett headed in a corner three minutes from time to send the Tigers to defeat.


Leeds United went down to another defeat, this time 1-0 at home to league leaders Leicester City. Leeds were the stronger side and created the better chances throughout the game but were defeated when David Nugent poked the ball past Paddy Kenny three minutes from time.

Doncaster Rovers stunned everyone with a 3-0 victory over Wigan Athletic at the Keepmoat Stadium. Chris Brown opened the scoring in the sixth minute before James Coppinger scrambled the ball home just after half time. Brown then wrapped up the victory from the penalty spot.

Barnsley also boosted their chances of survival with a 2-0 home victory over Blackpool. Chris O’Grady scored both of the Tykes goals with a penalty in first half injury time before doubling the lead three minutes into the second half with a close range header.

Nahki Wells scored again as Huddersfield Town lost 2-1 away at Queens Park Rangers. Huddersfield were on top of their hosts until ten minutes into the second half when Charlie Austin smashed home a flick on before Nahki equalised when he headed home a cross from Adam Hammill. However, Austin pounced again with a close range header to send Town to defeat.

Sheffield Wednesday continued their fantastic from under Caretaker Manager Stuart Gray with a 1-1 draw away at third placed Burnley. The Owls fell behind when Sam Vokes put a Dean Marney cross past Chris Kirkland before Chris Maguire pounced two minutes later when Burnley failed to clear a Connor Wickham free kick.

And, Middlesbrough are now within touching distance of a play off place as they defeated Charlton Athletic 1-0 at the Riverside. The only goal of the game came in the sixteenth minute when Emmanuel Ledesma’s effort bounced over the Addicks keeper.


In the Yorkshire Derby, Sheffield United and Bradford City shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw at Bramall Lane. Jamie Murphy’s finish and a header from Chris Maguire gave the Blades a two goal advantage at half time before Gary Jones wickedly deflected effort and a James Hanson tap in from a Jones free kick got the Bantams a point.

And, Rotherham United kept up their charge for a play off place with a 3-0 victory away at Shrewsbury Town. The Millers goals all came in the opening twenty with a Tom Hitchcock header, a Ben Pringle volley and finally, a James Tavernier close range effort.


York City played out a goalless draw in their home game with fellow strugglers Bristol Rovers. The homeside were on top throughout with Russell Penn being denied from close range being the best effort for the Minstermen.


FC Halifax Town picked up a very credible 1-1 home draw against title chasing Cambridge United. Tom Elliott headed the visitors into a lead before top scorer Lee Gregory drew the Shaymen level when he converted Adam Smith’s cross.


North Ferriby United stayed top of the division following a enthralling 4-4 draw at home to mid table Histon. The Humberside outfit came from 2-0 down and 3-2 down to take a lead before surrendering the three points eight minutes from the end of the ninety.

Harrogate Town came away 2-1 victors at Leamington. After going one down in the sixteenth minute, Town turned it round with goals in both the thirty sixth minute and seventy ninth minute to come out on top in the battle of the spas.

Bradford Park Avenue went down 2-1 at home to title chasing Hednesford Town. Avenue went two down following a dominant performance for the visitors before Ross Gardner grabbed his second since joining earlier this month in time added one.

The Sport Baht’at in association with MJK Sports Events featured match between Guiseley and Stockport County was postponed due to a Waterlogged Pitch.


In the Premier Division, Whitby Town defeated FC United of Manchester 3-2 with a Graeme Armstrong double coming either side of a Steven Snaith finish. Frickley Athletic went down 4-1 in a relegation six pointer away at Trafford with Jake Picton grabbing a last minute consolation for the South Yorkshire outfit. Stocksbridge Park Steels slipped closer to the drop after being defeated 4-1 by Witton Albion with Nick Swirad scoring for the Steelers.

In Division One North, Farsley and Ossett Town shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw, Ossett Albion were defeated 3-2 at home by Darlington 1883 in front of their biggest crowd of the season whilst Wakefield were defeated 4-2 by Cammell Laird. Finally, Harrogate Railway Athletic got a 3-2 victory at home to Clitheroe.

In Division One South, Goole were spanked 5-1 away at Belper Town whilst Sheffield FC also lost, going down 2-1 away at Brigg Town.


In the Premier Division, Tadcaster Albion remained three points of the pace despite a 8-1 thumping of Lincoln Moorlands Railway, Thackley lost 4-2 to West Yorkshire Rivals Brighouse Town whilst Albion Sports won 3-1 away at Winterton Rangers. Athersley Recreation defeated Parkgate 1-0 and Bridlington Town secured a 3-2 home triumph over Glasshoughton Welfare. Garforth Town went down 3-1 at home to Heanor Town with Maltby Main issuing out a 6-0 spanking on Armthorpe Welfare and Liversedge lost 1-0 away at Worksop Parramore.

In Division One, Eccleshill United and AFC Emley drew 2-2 in their meeting and Selby Town picked up a 5-1 away victory at Appleby Foderingham. Yorkshire Amateur beat Dronfield Town 5-2 with Hall Road Rangers losing 3-0 away at Shirebrook Town. Hemsworth Miners Welfare secured a 2-1 home victory over Louth Town, Rossington Main defeated Dinnington Town 4-0, Knaresborough Town won 2-1 away at Cleethorpes Town and Hallam drew 2-2 at home with Worsborough Bridge Athletic in the South Yorkshire Derby.


Kirkburton 4-3 Campion, Halifax Irish 1-1 Salts, Hall Green United picked up their first victory off the campaign with a 2-1 away victory at Tyersal.


The Yorkshire Football Weekend Round Up



Hull City succumbed to a 2-0 defeat at home to title chasing Chelsea. Following a world class save by Allan McGregor from Oscar, a well worked Eden Hazard goal finally broke the deadlock. Fernando Torres then preceeded to wrap up the three points with a low shot from 18 yards.


In the Yorskhire Derby, Sheffield Wednesday put Leeds United to the sword with a 6-0 demolition. Reda Johnson opened the scoring with Atdhe Nuhiu doubling the advantage on the half time whistle. Matt Smith was then sent off for the visitors, just sixty seconds after coming off the bench with Connor Wickham & Chris Maguire extending the lead. The demolition was completed by substitute Caolan Lavery, who scored twice in the final ten minutes.

Middlesbrough continued the current great run of form they’re on at the moment with a 2-0 victory away at Blackpool. Both goals came in the final ten minutes from Mustapha Carayol who put away two low shots.

Huddersfield Town had record signing Nahki Wells to thank for their 1-0 victory at home to Millwall. The Bermudan, who joined from rivals Bradford on Friday, came off the substitutes bench and pounced from a missed Paul Robinson header to secure the Terriers a last gasp victory.

At Ewood Park, Doncaster Rovers lack of from continued with a 1-0 defeat away at Blackburn Rovers. The only goal in the game came on the brink of half time when Rudy Gestede headed home.

And finally, Barnsley were left frustrated after the trip to Charlton Athletic was postponed due to a Waterlogged Pitch shortly after 1pm.


In the Sport Baht’at in association with MJK Sports Events featured match, Bradford City began life post Nahki Wells with a 1-1 draw with relegation threatened Bristol City. James Hanson opened the scoring after just 54 seconds before a number of defensive errors ten minutes later allowed Scott Wagstaff to grab the equaliser.

Rotherham United continued there charge up the table but had to come back from behind to defeat Crewe Alexandra 4-2. After falling behind to a Brad Inman strike, the Millers drew level through Kieran Agard before conceding to a Kelvin Mellor effort. Lee Frecklington then equalised from the penalty spot before Adam Collin denied Crewe a third from the spot, further goals from Alex Revell and Frecklington moved the side to fifth.

And finally for this divison, Sheffield United went down 2-1 away at Notts County. Conor Coady gave the Blades an early lead before goals from both Enoch Showunmi and Mark Fotheringham wrapped up the the three points for the Magpies.


Our only side in this division, York City, picked up a third consecutive victory as they defeated bottom club Northampton. Despite early Cobblers pressure, the men from North Yorkshire secured victory with two goals in three minutes. Ryan Bowman opened the scoring before Wes Fletcher put away a penalty to wrap up the three points.


FC Halifax Town played out a goalless draw away at Wrexham. Town’s best effort came through a Lois Maynard header despite Brett Ormerod being sent off for fighting.


Flying high near the Skrill North summit, North Ferriby United stunned Lincoln City 4-0 at Sincil Bank. They went into the interval with a two goal lead through Liam King and Ryan Kendall, a Nathan Jarman penalty and another King goal completed the shock in the second half.

And, Guiseley bowed out with a 3-0 defeat away at Aldershot Town, a result which ends Mark Bower’s outfits fifteen game unbeaten streak in all competitions following his appointment as manager.


Bradford Park Avenue sent Gloucester City closer to the drop with a 3-2 victory in Cheltenham. Jordan Deacey, Adam Clayton and Alex Davidson give the Avenue a three goal advantage before Gloucester staged a late fightback with Matt Groves and Will Morford scoring late on.

Harrogate Town also picked up a victory, but had to come from behind to secure the 2-1 triumph over Stalybridge Celtic. Sean McConville put the visitors into the lead, before a Chris Hall equaliser and Adam Nowakowski winner securing three points for Town.


Stocksbridge Park Steels are now eleven points from safety in the Evo-Stik Premier League after Danny South’s equaliser grabbed them a point in a 1-1 home draw with Marine. Frickley Athletic shared the spoils with Witton Albion following a goalless draw in South Yorkshire. Whitby Town also played out a goalless draw away at Rushall Olympic.

In Division One North, Ossett Albion narrowed the gap at the bottom of the table following a 2-0 victory away at Clitheroe. Farsley kept their promotion push going with a 2-1 home victory over New Mills whilst Ossett Town also secured three points with a 3-1 home victory over Padiham. Wakefield got spanked 4-0 away at Warrington Town whilst Harrogate Railway Athletic went down 2-0 at home to Darlington 1883.

In Division One South, Scarborough Athletic succumbed to a 2-0 defeat away at Coalville Town with Goole and Sheffield FC both having weekends off after there respective fixtures were postponed due to a Waterlogged Pitches.


In the Premier Divsion, Tadcaster Albion kept their title charge going with a 6-0 demolition of Lincoln Moorlands Railway. Albion Sports charge up the table continued with a 3-0 away victory against Pickering Town. Parkgate lost a second successive South Yorkshire Derby after going down 4-1 at home to Athersley Recreation whilst Bridlington Town picking up a 2-0 away victory against Glasshoughton Welfare. Elsewhere, Armthorpe Welfare picked up a 2-0 victory over Maltby Main and Nostell Miners Welfare remained cut adrift following a 3-2 defeat away at high flying Basford United.

In the First Division, Shaw Lane Aquaforce kept their place at top of the table following a 3-0 victory away at Appleby Foderingham. Pontefract Colleries kept their fading promotion dreams alive with a 3-0 home victory over Shirebrook Town but the gap remained at seven points due to Knaresborough Town going down 2-0 at home to Bottesford Town. Elsewhere, Eccleshill United won 2-0 away at Grimsby Borough whilst Hall Road Rangers were defeated 5-3 at home to Clipstone. Finally in the West Yorkshire Derby, AFC Emley and Yorkshire Amateur shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw.


Our only side in this division Silsden remain four points clear of the division’s drop zone following a 2-2 draw away at mid-table outfit AFC Blackpool.


Due to postponments, only two games took place this weekend. Tyersal picked up an impressive 5-1 home victory over Halifax Irish to move above there opponents & in the divisions other game, Ovenden West Riding moved four points clear at the top with a 1-0 home victory over Salts.

In the Premier Division Cup, Campion progressed with a 4-1 victory at home to Huddersfield YMCA.