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Non-League Day Weekend Round Up!

This past weekend local football fans were treated to a range of great games in new surroundings as many of you decided to take in non-league football as Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday paused for the international break.


Amongst the games taking place was a superb clash between Maltby main and Penistone Church. A late penalty in the dying moments of the game looked to have sealed The Miners' fate as Penistone took a 2-1 lead into the final minutes. The action; however, was not finished as Main mounted a successful late comeback to take a vital point in their quest to stay in the NCEL Premier Division. A relatively successful day on the pitch married up with more success off it as Maltby saw 215 through the gates at Muglet Lane. An almost 70% increase on last seasons average attendance.

(Image courtesy of Dronfield Town Twitter)


Another attendance of 215 was recorded in Dronfield as 'Town' took on league leaders Shirebrook in what proved to be a thrilling encounter. After going a goal down, Dronfield equalised in the final moments of the first half. An end-to-end encounter, which saw Dronfield push the league leaders all the way, proved not to be fruitless as Shirebrook's Bradley Kerr converted the winner with 12 minutes to go. The impressive turnout on the day recorded a rise of 55% when compared to Dronfield's average spectator numbers of last season.


(Image courtesy of Wakefield AFC Twitter)



The best attendance of the day came at Wakefield as they beat fellow promotion hopefully Parkgate FC 4-1 in front of an amazing ctowd of 555 supporters. (A 25% increase on last seasons average)


Other notable results of the day include a 4-1 turnaround for Armthorpe Welfare as they defeated Worsbrough Bridge. Swallownest were able to score 3 away goals this weekend but it was all in vain as they were defeated 5-3 by Harrogate Railway. Premier Division leaders Emley AFC find themselves sititing pretty at the top of the league following an 5-0 away demolition of Barton Town with all 5 goals coming in a 20 minute second half window. Across the Premier Divsion other notable away wins came from Hallam (0-1), Handsworth (1-2) and Rossington (0-2) who maintain their charge in the quest for a play-off spot.

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