Weekend football round-up

Written by Luke Gyesi-Appiah

This weekend was busy for football in South Yorkshire as end of the season games drew to a close. Read below for more information on Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield FC, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield United and Sheffield FC Ladies.

1)Sheffield Wednesday 0 – 1 Wycombe

The Owls played well in Adams park stadium on Saturday with Chey Dunkley and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing getting in some near misses.

However they lost the game after Wycombe’s Daryl Horgan scored the winning shot in the 62nd minute.

Wycombe leap frogged over the team to sixth position in the first team league table leaving our South Yorkshire team in 7th place.

Manager Darren Moore is hopeful that the team will regain their position again during their game against Fleetwood Town.

 2) Sheffield FC 2– 1 Pontefract Colleries.

The world’s oldest football club did well in their game on Saturday by one-upping their opponents in a tight game.

In the head-to-head match FC’s Josh Burns scored first which sent crowds cheering. Shortly after half-time, Rob Guilfoyle from Pontefract Colleries smashed a goal into the back of the Club’s net.

All hope was lost until Rory Coleman took aim in the 70th minute, breaking the tie.

The Colleries failed to score a goal before the end of the match and Sheffield FC won the match and retained their 17th place position.

3) Doncaster 2 – 0 Burton

Burton Albion finished their away fixtures for the League One season with an unfortunate 2-0 defeat at Doncaster Rovers.

Burton dominated the first-half, with Gassan Ahadme smashing a header into the net.

However, a header by Joe Dodoo which slotted into the far post 37 minutes into the game and allowed Rovers to take the lead.

This advantage was doubled in 75 minutes when Josh Martin rounded the goalkeeper and sank the ball into an empty net.

Doncaster have now extended their stay in League One until the final week of the season.

4) Rotherham 2 – 1 Oxford united

Rotherham turned around losing to Oxford United in the second half.

Oxford seized the lead 10 minutes in when Sam Long sprinted down the right and crossed to Dan Barlaser, who then scored, leaving Rotherham determined to score.

Three minutes were added to the end match and   to the Rotherham equalised in the third minute of added time after Rarmani Edmonds-Green headed in a cross from Ben Wiles.

Barlaser then converted another opportunity on 66 minutes in order to take the lead.

Rotherham’s manager Paul Warne said that their opponents played well and said the atmosphere was lively.

Rotherham is still second place in the league one table.

5) Sheffield United 1 – Cardiff

The Blades won in a well-fought for game on Saturday against Cardiff at Bramall Lane.

The first-half was slow but in the second-half, Midfielder Iliman Ndiaye, headed a goal in the net.

Cardiff tried to gain a score, but they did not manage, despite efforts made by made from Cardiff’s centre-back McGuiness.

However, Cardiff did not catch up despite three minutes of added time and Sheffield United won.

The club is in 6th position in the Sky Bet championship.

6) Sheffield FC Ladies 1 – 1 Middlesborough

Sheffield FC Ladies drew against Middlesborough on Sunday’s match at home.

The game remained even until the 76th minute when an over-the-top ball fooled Boro’s defence and Brooke Marsden slotted the ball into the back of the net.

However, in the 93rd minute, for Boro came through completely against the run of play, resulting in a draw.

Sheffield Wire reached out to Sheffield FC Ladies for comment and has not yet heard back.

 

 

Written by Luke Gyesi-Appiah

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