BARNSLEY Town became the first team from the town to gain promotion this season, which is their first.

They secured a place in the top two of County Senior League Division Two with a 6-0 win at Dinnington Town reserves.

They have won 13 and drawn one of their 14 games, leaving them 13 points clear at the top of the table.

Nine more points from their last four games will secure the title.

The scorers were Samuel Metcalfe, twice, Louis Butcher, Matthew Love, Daniel Taylor and Mitchell Haigh.

Manager Robbie Gainey said: “It’s fantastic.

“As a new club, our first target was to get promoted.

“Anything else is a bonus.

“The league is a bit more competitive than it looks.

“There are some poor teams but three or four decent sides who could compete at a higher level.”

Town are hoping for another promotion from Division One next year and would like to reach the NCEL but know they have to have an adequate ground, having been based at Shafton Community Centre.

“We want the same again next season then to compete in the Premier Division.

“We have Jubilee Sports in the League Cup quarter-final in a few weeks.

“They are second in the top flight so that will give us a good idea of how good we are and what we need to improve.

“The ultimate goal is to get to the NCEL.

“If we can do it in three seasons that would be unreal.

“The stumbling block is that we need a home.

“We’re working so hard to find a ground that we can get up to NCEL standards.

“We’re hoping by pre-season we will have something sorted – at least a groundshare with another club until we can find a long-term solution.

“Having a ground is what holds a lot of clubs back and we will struggle to get to where we want to without one.”

Town’s name is the same as the one the now-defunct Shaw Lane Aquaforce attempted to adopt in the 2010s but Barnsley FC sent them a legal letter.

“There has been no comeback from the club whatsoever,” said Gainey.

“We got the blessing from Mrs Cryne and she wished us good luck.

“At the start, some people were saying ‘who do they think they are?’ but I think everyone has got used to us now.”

Meanwhile, Dodworth MW won 4-1 at Swinton Athletic in the Premier Division.

James Byford scored a hat-trick with Sam Scrivens also on target.

Third-placed Dodworth are 11 points off top with two games in hand on leaders Penistone Church reserves who won 2-0 at home to Houghton Main.

Reece High scored both.