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.
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.