Sheffield victorious at historic anniversary match

Hallam FC v Sheffield FC 150th anniversary match programme
Hallam FC v Sheffield FC 150th anniversary match programme

A large Sandygate crowd watched Sheffield FC beat Hallam FC 2-1 at the historic 150th anniversary match this afternoon.

The Plough pub was busy beforehand and the bank holiday atmosphere continued in the Crosspool sunshine as the game got underway at the oldest football ground in the world.

The match was goalless at half time, before the Countrymen took the lead midway through the second half. Sheffield FC then equalised and scored a late goal to win 2-1.

Photos from the day are below as a slide show and gallery.

Today’s game follows Hallam’s 2-1 defeat to Arnold Town on Tuesday night. This result means that the Countrymen finish second from bottom in the Northern Counties East League premier division, in one of the two relegation places.

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Away win sets up Hallam relegation decider

League table
NCEL table: Hallam and Arnold are both on 27 points with one game remaining

A 2-1 victory at Liversage yesterday for Hallam FC has set up an end-of-season finale away at Arnold Town on Tuesday night to decide which club will be relegated.

Both teams are level on 27 points, but the Crosspool club go into the match needing a win to stay up due to their inferior goal difference.

One other team will join Dinnington Town in relegation to Northern Counties East League division one.

Official Hallam FC website

NCEL results, fixtures and tables

Hallam finally win

Hallam recorded a long-overdue league win at the expense of Arnold Town on Tuesday night at Sandygate.

A goal by Simon Asquith in the 18th minute was enough to secure the three points.

Despite the win, the Countrymen still find themselves at the bottom of the NCEL Premier Division. They have played fewer league games than the teams around them, so still have chance to climb the table.

Hallam’s next match is tomorrow against Nostell Miners Welfare at Sandygate, kick off 3pm.

Official Hallam FC website

NCEL results, fixtures and tables

Hallam slump continues

Hallam’s slump continued on Tuesday night with a 5-0 defeat to Tadcaster Albion, making it ten games without a win for the Countrymen.

The result leaves them second from bottom of the Northern Counties East League Premier Division.

Hallam’s final league game of 2010 is away at Arnold Town on Saturday, before the big Boxing day friendly against local rivals Sheffield FC at Sandygate.

Official Hallam FC website

NCEL results, fixtures and tables