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Top Moments of 2022 - Part 1

With the Christmas season in full swing and the final days of 2022 coming to an end we at would like to share some of our favourite success stories of 2022!

Hallam FC promoted!

The countrymen enjoyed a sublime season in 21/22 wracking up a huge 102 points. Craig Denton’s men also boasted an incredible goal difference of 103, scoring 146 goals in 40 league games. Running the numbers, that

means Hallam scored an average of 3.6 goals per game! Truly mind blowing statistics. As impressive as these numbers are, don’t allow them to fool you into thinking Hallam’s road to the championship title was a straightforward one. North Ferriby pushed Hallam FC all of the way; accumulating 96 points themselves and equalling Hallam’s record of just 4 losses all season. Hallam secured the title in late March with a 4-0 win over Worsbrough FC at The World’s Oldest Ground. With goals guaranteed and great football on show it is also no surprise that Hallam enjoyed many bumper crowds in the 21/22 season, hosting an average gate of over 600 with the highest being a gate of 1179!

Rosso on the rise!

One of the stories of 2022 must be the noticeable rise of Rossington Main. In the 21/22 season Rossington enjoyed a fifth-place finish, qualifying for the end of season play-offs. Rosso lost out in a competitive play-off semi-final with eventual play-off winners North Ferriby and were rightly proud of the achievements of the season. Play-off defeats can be tough for clubs to get over as they look to rebuild squads and on many occasions clubs have slipped down the table the following season; however, at the halfway point of this season Rossington find themselves in 4th place and just two points off the top 2. They have successfully maintained their positive momentum and have enjoyed excellent away form netting 23 times in 10 away games. Rosso have also seen an improvement in their performance in cup competitions as they made it to the Sheffield and Hallamshire County cup semi final last season, losing to eventual winners Worksop Town – a team who

compete two divisions above Rosso. Looking at Rosso’s recent history makes this years achievements even more remarkable. In the previous three seasons (before the pandemic) Rossi finished in 14th, 13th and 15th. They were a consistent mid table side but Ben Hunter, his team and chairman Daniel Linstrum have built a squad that now rightfully has ambitions to get promoted. The turn in fortunes on the pitch is also mirrored by developments off the pitch with noticeable improvements to the clubhouse as well as maintaining one of the best playing surfaces in the NCEL.

Hallam and Rosso’s 2022 are just two of the many fantastic successes our clubs have enjoyed in 2022, we look forward to sharing more of these with you in the final days of the year whilst also looking forward to a bright footballing future ahead in 2023!

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