There was a familiar face in Hallam’s Technical Area on Tuesday night as former Parkgate and Maltby Main defender Danny Cardwell lined up as Assistant Manager alongside Joint Managers Stephen Whitehead and Ryan Hindley for the home win over Armthorpe Welfare, write Ian Jones and John Wiseman for the Hallam FC Website, www.hallamfc.co.uk.
With former Assistant Manager Wez Hill and First Team coach Simon Mirfin standing down, Stephen and Ryan moved quickly to strengthen the backroom staff-and they are both certain that they have the man they need.
Hallam got back to winning ways last night after a Sam Smith penalty was enough to see the Countrymen edge past a battling Armthorpe Welfare side by 1-0 at Sandygate, write Ian Jones and John Wiseman for www.hallamfc.co.uk . The win sees Hallam eleventh in Toolstation NCEL Division One with 28 points, just to adrift of Armthorpe in tenth, and ten shy of the automatic promotion places, although the Sheffield side have yup to six games in hand on the teams above them.
A crowd of 151 turned out on a cold night to see Hallam’s seventh-only home League fixture of the season, and the kick off was delayed by untypically high levels of match night traffic in and around Shoreham Street, affecting the opposing players and the officials.
Believe it or not, it won’t always be raining; and when the weather picks up, we’ll be able to turn to a sustainable source of water to keep our pitch in tip-top condition here at Sandygate-up to 500 litres, in fact. For that, it’s a massive thank-you to Mark Redfearn at MR Roofing, one of our brilliant sponsors, who has fitted a series of water butts to the gutter systems at Hallam FC. See our pics for Mark’s contact details.
Hallam FC today announced that former Manager Ryan Hindley will be returning to Sandygate as Joint Manager alongside Stephen Whitehead for the rest of the season. Ryan-who managed the Countrymen to the Toolstation NCEL Play Off’s in consecutive seasons 2015/6 and 2016/7-rejoins the club with Hallam in eleventh place in Division One, just eleven points adrift of the automatic promotion places. He’ll be in the technical area for Hallam’s home game with League Leaders Skegness Town at Sandygate on Saturday
A point apiece for hosts Ollerton Town and Hallam at a windswept Fast Frame yesterday afternoon after a hard-fought contest of few real chances, write Ian Jones and John Wiseman for www.Hallamfc.co.uk
The game turned on a penalty awarded to Hallam just on the hour, but home keeper Levi Owen added to his growing tally of spot-kick saves by keeping out Sam Smith’s effort.
The draw, watched by a crowd of 112, leaves Hallam in eleventh place, eleven points adrift of the automatic promotion places, and moves Ollerton a further precious point above the relegation spots.
Hallam and Worsbrough Bridge Athletic served up a terrific advertisement for Toolstation NCEL Division One football at Sandygate yesterday afternoon, when, in front of another marvellous crowd of 302, the sides shared six goals in a game in which Hallam fought back from 1-0 and 3-1 down to secure a crucial point in -amazingly- their first home League game since October 19th, write Ian Jones and John Wiseman for www.hallamfc.co.uk. The visitors finished the game with ten men and very much under the cosh as time ran down, but headed home with a battling share of the spoils.
In an amazing start to 2020, Hallam FC has teamed up with Bands FC for two fantastic celebrations of the close connection between football and music, write Ian Jones and John Wiseman for www.hallamfc.uk.
Founded by Nick Fraser and Mark Liptrott, Bands FC is based on a simple idea which came to the guys in July of 2019- “Bands as Football Teams, Football Teams as Bands”. Bands FC now has over 400 badges, has exhibited at the National Football Museum in Manchester, and sponsors Chorley-based junior side Briscall FC.
Bands FC have also raised huge sums of money for charitable causes including the Sheffield Children’s Hospital and for children affected by overseas conflicts. Read about their story and their mission on their website Bands FC
League Cup interest over for the season
A disappointing ninety minutes in a rain-swept West Yorkshire saw the end of Hallam’s interest in this year’s NCEL League Cup at the Third Round stage, as an out of -sorts Countrymen team came up well short in a 6-2 defeat to Premier Division Yorkshire Amateur at the Southerns Stadium in Leeds, write Ian Jones and Glenn Poulton for www.hallamfc.uk.
The tie had already been postponed on a series of occasions, but went ahead on a soft but playable surface, although the rain persisted for most of the evening, creating difficult conditions for the players and 42 spectators alike.