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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Ex-Sheffield Wednesday player named new Hallam FC manager

Hallam FC have appointed former Sheffield Wednesday player Julian Watts as their new manager following last week’s 4-2 home defeat against Liversedge.

Watts replaces outgoing manager Kenny Geelan and takes charge of the Countrymen who are currently propping up the Northern Counties East League Premier Division with just 10 points from 21 games.

His first match in charge is on Saturday 29 January at Sandygate against Selby Town 5 Feburary at Sandygate against Thackley.

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