Tension mounts for Countrymen in relegation fight

A haul of six points from five games in nine days has left Hallam FC just three points behind Arnold Town and a position of safety.

The Countrymen picked up wins against Armthorpe Welfare at Sandygate and away at Lincoln Moorlands Railway, but suffered defeats to Farsley AFC, Tadcaster and Selby Town.

Hallam and Arnold each have three games left. They come head to head on the final match of the season, a game which could decide which team will join Dinnington Town in relegation to Division one.

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Big week starts with defeat for Countrymen

Despite taking a first half lead through Martin Brissett, Hallam FC’s week of three home games began on Saturday with a 4-1 defeat to Lincoln Moorlands Railway.

The Countrymen’s next outing is the derby match against Dinnington Town tonight at Sandygate, who are just two places above them in the league.

As the Crosspool club’s Twitter account mentions, Sandygate is the place to be to see lots of goals: there have been 25 in their last five home games. Unfortunately, only three have been for Hallam!

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Hallam FC in action against Lincoln Moorlands Railway at Sandygate (photo: Ritchie Woods)
Hallam FC in action against Long Eaton United at Sandygate (photo: Ritchie Woods)

Hallam hit rock bottom

Hallam find themselves propping up the Northern Counties East League Premier Division after a 2-0 defeat to Long Eaton United at Sandygate on Saturday.

The loss leaves the Countrymen with just 8 points from 14 league outings. They are level on points with Liversedge but have an inferior goal difference.

Hallam’s next match is against Lincoln Moorlands Railway on Saturday at Sandygate.

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