ATHERSLEY Rec advanced into the third round of the Sheffield Senior Cup and now hope to take their cup form into their league battle.
Rec won 1-0 at home to Hall Green United on Tuesday, giving manager Paul Clarkson his second victory since taking over last month – both in the Sheffield Cup.
He said: “The plan is to go a long way in this cup.
“It’s prestigious for Rec because they won it before and they always like to do well in it.
“The win made people happy.
“It will give us momentum, confidence and belief.
“In most of the games we’ve played we’ve been the better side and should have got more points.”
Rec have taken just two points from their last ten games in NCEL Division One and are fourth-bottom.
Clarkson said: “The next step is to get a few league wins.
“We have Selby away then a run of three home games.
“Our game at Armthorpe was called off on Saturday which was a shame because we need to beat the teams around us.
“We’ve got a very busy schedule now until December 30. I am more than confident we will stay in the division.”
Sam Thompson got the winner midway through the second half from a fine assist by Oliver McQuillan.
“We were in control from start to finish. We were getting more frustrated as the game went on because we hadn’t scored.
“If we had taken one of our early chances it could have been a different outcome. They had a couple of chances but not clear-cut.
“It was a weird game because they sat behind the ball and we felt very comfortable but we didn’t take our chances.
“Once we relaxed a bit, we got the win.
“We brought a 16-year-old on called Harrison Langdon.
“He’s been training with us for four or five weeks and was rewarded with his debut. He played 35 minutes and did really well. That is the biggest thing, along with the result.”
Wombwell Town crashed out with a 2-1 loss at Rossington Main.
Gareth McDermott put them Town at the break before a second half comeback.
Town had won 2-0 at Staveley MW on Saturday to go five points clear at the top of NCEL Division One.
Eddie Agnew and Owen Birks netted in the second half.
Dodworth MW’s game at Frickley Athletic and Elite AFC’s match at Sheffield FC were postponed until Saturday and Tuesday respectively.
Wombwell Main are due to play on Saturday.
Penistone Church are already through to the third round and due to visit Hepworth United.
Barnsley teams had success in the Sheffield Saturday Trophy.
Wombwell Main reserves won 3-2 at Tusaale United.
Harry Steeple, Jay Collins and Luke Micklethwaite netted
Jamie Oddy saved a penalty.
Barnsley Town and Wombwell Town reserves were give