Dronfield highs and lows

AFC Dronfield 3-2 Throstles

It was a Remembrance Sunday of highs and lows for the AFC Dronfield and Sheffield FC youth teams, with wins and losses by the thinnest of margins.

AFC Dronfield U8s came up against a very strong Whiston Wildcats team on Sunday and showed how much they’ve improved since they met in September.

AFC’s Ross Dawson hit a hat-trick for the fourth game in a row and added another goal for good measure.

AFC U10s extended their unbeaten run to seven matches at home to Throstles.

In the first match AFC dominated but fell behind to Throstles’ only strike.

Pressure from AFC culminated in an equaliser, followed closely by the winner.

In a tight second match, Throstles went ahead first but a strike from Jack Parish sealed the deal and the overall victory for AFC. Man of the match awards went to Oliver Marshall and Callum Holland.

AFC Dronfield 3-2 Hallam Rangers

AFC U11s made it four wins out of five, coming from behind to claim victory over Hallam Rangers at home.

Trailing 2-0 after ten minutes of the second half AFC finally found their range with two strikes from Will Rowbotham bringing the scores level.

AFC Dronfield 1-3 Birley Spa

AFC U12s met Birley Spa at home and took an early lead with a goal from Bradley Thompson.

In the second half Birley grew in confidence, claiming an early equaliser and despite staunch defence by AFC, led by Man of the match captain Ross Martin, two late goals from Birley secured the points.

Sheffield FC 1-2 Hoyland Common Falcons

A battling Sheffield FC U15s couldn’t repeat their season opening win against Hoyland Common Falcons at home this weekend.

Hoyland claimed an early goal and another at the start of the second half, to leave the home side with an uphill battle. Despite a fine header from Sam Brown and earnest efforts to the end, SFC couldn’t close the gap on the Falcons this time.

Dronfield Town Saturday Seniors continued their winning streak with a superb 6-0 away victory at Welbeck Welfare.

The opposition worked hard to keep the score 0-0 at half time, despite Town missing two penalties – both saved.

The second half was totally different as Town pressed hard to score six times without reply.

The Saturday Seniors Reserves, with only one defeat in six, convincingly beat Long Eaton Reserves 3-0.

Goal machine Dale Thurnham notched a hat trick for the O35s who continued their great run with a 4-0 win over Denaby United Reserves. Russell Cawthorne with the other goal

The U18s drew 2-2 with Sheffield Rangers. The U15’s Red took a 7-2 win over Porter. The U15s Black were well beaten by Kiveton Park. The U13s moved into Round 4 of the cup with a hard fought 1-0 win over Greasborough. The U10s beat Darfield 3-2. The U9s gave their best performance of the season with an 8-1 victory over Wisewood JFC. Gabriel Gisborne scored a hat trick, Kyran Cosgrove went one better with four.

The U8s were fantastic at home against Ecclesall Rangers.

The U12s Girls had a tough game against Maltby before progressing into the semi-finals of the cup.