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.

Official Hallam FC website

NCEL results, fixtures and tables

Countrymen lose to Winterton

Hallam’s run without a win extended to six matches on Saturday after a 5-0 defeat at the hands of Winterton Rangers at Sandygate.

The loss follows the previous weekend’s 2-0 reverse at Maltby Main and leaves the Countrymen second from bottom of the Northern Counties East League Premier division.

Tomorrow night they take a break from league action and visit Staveley in the Sheffield and Hallamshire Senior Cup.

Official Hallam FC website

NCEL results and fixtures

Sandygate, home of Hallam FC
Hallam went down to Winterton Rangers at Sandygate

Hallam FC v Sheffield FC 150th anniversary boxing day match

23 December update: the match has been postponed

The oldest football ground in the world in Crosspool is to host a Boxing day rematch between the world’s two oldest football clubs.

On Boxing day 1860, Hallam FC played Sheffield FC in the world’s first inter-club football match. The 2010 rematch at Sandygate marks the 150th anniversary of this historical game.

The day will include refreshments plus pre-match and half-time entertainment. And of course the Plough pub is just over the road from the ground.

Tickets are on sale now and are limited to Sandygate’s capacity of about 1,000. Standing is £10/£7 concessions, seating is £15/£12 concessions.

Buy tickets online from theoldestfootballgroundintheworld.com

As part of the 150th anniversary celebrations, an England C team will also play a Hallam XI at Sandygate on Tuesday 19 October.

Sandygate, the oldest football ground in the world
Sandygate, the oldest football ground in the world

Support for new traffic lights on Sandygate Road

This week’s Sheffield Telegraph states that councillors are due to consider a report regarding a possible new set of traffic lights on Sandygate Road:

Traffic lights plea

A report is due to presented soon to councillors after a 26-name petition was submitted to the council asking for traffic lights at the junction of Sandygate Road, Coldwell Lane and Carsick Hill Road at Sandygate.

The small news item can be found on page 15 of the Thursday 9 September edition.