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Barnsley move further clear of trouble
BARNSLEY RUFC eased their drop worries with a 33-7 victory at home to fellow relegation-battlers Burley in Yorkshire Division Three. The Shaw Laners are now seventh, four places and five points clear of the relegation zone with four games left. The try-scorers were Dave Reed, Tom Hardwick, Sam Moss, Oscar Dyson and Will Lowe, while Joe Perry kicked four conversions. Coach Tom Kittrick said: “It was the first game when we clicked and fully understood...
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Keightley nets 4 as Church thrash Campion
Penistone Church won 5-2 at home to second-placed Campion in the NCEL Premier on Saturday. The visitors took an early lead but Nathan Keightley levelled with a penalty then put Church in front. Campion equalised before the break but Keightley completed his hat-trick just after the break then, after Josh Brown made it 4-2, he netted his fourth late on. Penistone are seventh, with 46 points from 27 games - four points off the play-off...
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Barnsley set for huge relegation battle at home to rivals Burley
BARNSLEY RUFC are set for a huge game in their Yorkshire Division Three survival fight when they welcome fellow strugglers Burley tomorrow. The Shaw Laners lost 35-5 at home to second-placed Halifax Vandals on Saturday so are now ninth, a point clear of safety. Burley won against fellow strugglers Skipton so jumped a point above Barnsley into eighth. The town team lost their first seven games of the season – having lost all 22 in...
Dearne suffer first defeat after rivals sign trio of internationals
DEARNE and District’s 19-game unbeaten start to the Central Midlands League season ended in defeat at title rivals Doncaster City who gave debuts to three international footballers. City signed Charlie Mulgrew – the 44-cap Scotland centre-back who won five SPL titles with Celtic – striker Ross McCormack, another former Scotland international who scored 120 Championship goals and was signed twice for more than £10million, and Wes Hoolahan who played more than 100 times
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Third Worsbrough Bridge FC flood of season ‘utterly demoralising’
WORSBROUGH Bridge were ‘utterly demoralised’ by a third flood of their Park Road pitch. Their Park Road ground, which is next to the River Dove, regularly floods. Chairman Mark Booth said: “Once is hard, twice rips your soul out and three is just utterly demoralising. “Three times is unprecedented. I am in my fifth season here and it’s flooded every year – sometimes twice. “The pitch had barely recovered from the second flood. All...
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Joe to miss British indoors to focus on major summer events
JOE FERGUSON has decided not to compete in this weekend’s British Indoor Championships but still believes he is on course to reach some major international outdoor events later in the year. The 23-year-old sprinter from Darton has been competing regularly indoors in the early months of this year, mainly over 60m in the UK but also in a 200m in the Czech Republic. The 200m specialist has decided not to go to the British Championships...
Simpson fight announced next month
Barnsley boxer Callum Simpson is due to fight live once again on Sky at the O2 in London next month. The 27-year-old super-middleweight is due to defend his WBA Continental title on March 31 on the undercard of Frazer Clarke's fight with Fabio Wardley, against an as yet unknown opponent. Simpson, who has won all 13 professional fights and signed with promoter BOXXER and Sky last year, is then the mandatory challenger for Zak Chelli's...
Barnsley boys 1 win from title
MAN OF the match Bobby Booker inspired Barnsley Schoolboys under 12s’ 2-0 victory against York. Goals from Elijah Brown and Theo Ghazvini keep Barnsley at the top of the league. They will be crowned champions if they beat local rivals Sheffield in their next league game. They also face Chesterfield away in the semi-final of the Yorkshire Cup this weekend.
Scrivens brace hands title hopefuls Dodworth win
DODWORTH MW kept themselves in the County Senior Premier Division title chase with a 2-0 home win over Houghton Main. Sam Scrivens scored both goals for Dodworth who are third, six points off top with a game in hand. Wombwell Main drew 1-1 at South Kirkby. Ryan Wingrove netted. Leaders Penistone Church reserves won 1-0 at South Kirkby reserves. Ryan Hallsworth scored. Silkstone United lost 3-1 at Athersley Rec reserves in Division One. Max Johnson, Aaron...
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Barnsley women’s victory
BARNSLEY Ladies moved further clear of the bottom two in the Championship North with a 34-20 home win over last-placed Worcester. The Shaw Laners have won five and lost eight this season so are seventh out of nine in the second tier. They are 21 points clear of the bottom two with three games left, but do not play this coming week. Barnsley’s men lost 40-26 at Yorkshire Division Three leaders Northallerton. The Shaw Laners...
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Reds beat title rivals 5-1
BARNSLEY Hockey Club's men's team went three points clear at the top of their league with a 5-1 win at home to previous leaders Lindum. Captain James Shaw scored a hat-trick with Paul Winstanley and Kieran Ryan also on target. The Reds were 3-0 up at half-time then, after Lindum replied, added two more. Barnsley have now won eight in a row in Peak and Wold Division One and are unbeaten in 12 since September. They...
BWFC draw after leading 3-0 in top-of-table clash
BARNSLEY Women’s FC lost a 3-0 lead as they drew 3-3 in their top-of-the-table clash at Middlesborough in National League Division One North. The Reds had lost their previous two league games, both to Durham Cestria, having been unbeaten in their first ten matches – so had dropped down from first to third. The 3-3 draw meant they moved up to second, three points below leaders Boro who have played two extra games, but third-placed...
Barnsley Town ten points clear after 10-0 win
BARNSLEY Town stayed top of County Senior League Division Two with a 10-0 home win over Youdan. Connor Archer led the way with four goals while Zack Speight added three, Blade McNicholas struck twice and the other scorer was Liam Holderness. They are now ten points clear at the top, with 12 wins and a draw from 13 games – with five matches remaining. Silkstone United won 4-2 at leaders AFC Dronfield in Division One. Mitchell Wilshire bagged a...
Maya wins gold at Northern Championships and Eleanor 2nd at Dewsbury 10k
MAYA Schofield, from Royston, took gold at the Northern Indoor Championships in Sheffield. She won the under 15 girls’ 800m. Maya recorded the fastest time for her age group in the UK this year with two minutes and 12 seconds. Barnsley runners enjoyed success at the Dewsbury 10k. Barnsley AC’s Eleanor Baker finished as second woman in a personal best of 34-38, putting her 26 seconds behind the fastest female. Baker, making her debut on...
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Bad week for town teams
BOTH Barnsley women’s teams suffered damaging defeats in their promotion chases but now face huge top-of-the-table clashes on Sunday. Barnsley Women’s FC slipped from first to third in National League Division One as they lost a second successive game – both to Durham Cestria. The Reds – who are not affiliated with Barnsley FC – were hoping to avenge a 3-0 home humbling last month, their first league loss, and went 2-0 up through Autumn...
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Church dedicate thrashing of promotion rivals to volunteer
PENISTONE Church dedicated their 5-1 home win over Premier Division promotion rivals Thackley to club volunteer Charlie Wyatt who died last week. Charlie was a well-known character in Barnsley non-league football, having previously been involved at Worsbrough Bridge. Church are sixth with 43 points from 26 games so are two points off the play-offs with 12 games to play. They bounced back from a 4-1 loss at Rossington Main and have won six of their last eight. Nathan...
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Derby off but Town look for 7th straight win at promotion rivals
WOMBWELL Town’s home derby with Worsbrough Bridge in Division One was postponed for a second time this season after they both picked up important wins at the weekend. Tuesday night’s planned game was called off after a 5pm pitch inspection. Town manager Karl Rose said: “We did everything we could to try to get it on. “We thought we had passed the bad weather but we had two days of downpours. We thought it would...
Barnsley WFC into semi-final after shoot-out success
BARNSLEY Women’s FC won 4-2 on penalties after a 3-3 draw at home to Hull City in the WNL Plate quarter-final. The visitors took the lead but Abi Housecroft levelled only for Hull to score again. Emily Pierrepont and Charlotte Stuart put Barnsley 3-2 up before Hull equalised late on. Serena Clarke made a crucial save in the shoot-out then Ruby Jex-Oldfield netted the winning spot-kick. Barnsley WFC – a different club to Oakwell-based Barnsley...
Hancock wins Barnsley derby for lowly Gawber
NORTH Gawber won a Barnsley derby 1-0 at Houghton Main in the County Senior League Premier Division. Kai Hancock scored a penalty then a second spot-kick was missed. It was a third win of the season for third-bottom Gawber who have 11 points from 11 games. Wombwell Main drew 1-1 at South Elmsall United Services. Leaders Penistone Church reserves won 4-1 at home to Denaby Main. Silkstone United won 3-1 at Hepworth United in Division...
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Ski star Elliott to take on world
WHILE a lot of sport has been called off in Barnsley this week due to cold temperatures, one man from the town is hoping to thrive in freezing conditions overseas. Elliott Bennett is due to represent Great Britain at the Alpine Junior World Ski Championships in Haute Savoie, France which start on Saturday and run until February 3. The 20-year-old from Gawber said: “It’s a nice achievement. “This is my last year as a junior...
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Imogen third going into last World Cup race
IMOGEN Wolff finished fourth in the latest round of the UCI Cyclocross World Cup in Benidorm, Spain. The 17-year-old from Silkstone Common is third in the standings for the junior women’s event going into the final race in Hoogerheide, Netherlands on Sunday. She has 98 points from the five events so far. It has been a busy year already for Wolff who finished as third under 23 and seventh overall at the National Championships last...
Barnsley to visit leaders after 17-17 draw
BARNSLEY are due to visit Yorkshire Division Three leaders Northallerton after they continued their strong form by drawing 17-17 at home to fifth-placed Halifax. The Shaw Laners are seven points clear of the relegation zone with seven games to play. After losing the first seven games of the season, they have won five and drawn two of the last eight, losing just once, to move off bottom. Tom Hardwick scored a try and Joe Perry...
Rowland on podium
OLIVER Rowland finished on the podium in the third race of the Formula E season in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. The 31-year-old from Penistone finished 13th in the first race on Friday then qualified in pole position for the second race on Saturday after setting the fastest time in his group then winning all three ‘duels’ to start first on the grid. He dropped down to third early in the race but stayed there to finish...
Simpson set to fight in March ahead of British title clash
BARNSLEY boxer Callum Simpson was ringside to watch two of his rivals fight this week – and says he did not see anything to be worried about. The 26-year-old from Barnsley was in attendance for the British and Commonwealth super-middleweight title fight which saw Zak Chelli beat Jack Cullen. He is due to fight in early March, defending his WBA continental title, before taking on Chelli in June. Simpson said: “I am next in line...
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O'Sullivan and other stars in Barnsley
ONE OF the biggest names in British sport has been in action in Barnsley this week. Ronnie O’Sullivan, the seven-time world snooker champion, played on Tuesday evening as the World Open qualifiers took place the Metrodome. He won 5-3 against Alfie Burden in front of a large crowd as fans were allowed to watch snooker at the Metrodome for the first time since before the Covid-19 pandemic with several of the sessions sold out. Another...
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Victories for both under 12s Barnsley schools teams
BARNSLEY Schoolboys under 12s stayed top after a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Doncaster. Harrison Dale, Reggie Hepple and Theo Ghazvini scored the goals. Barnsley Schoolgirls under 12s came through a tough test away to Rotherham. Goals from Harlow Sylvester-Bedford and Isabelle Moxon ensured victory for the visitors.
GIIRLS' FOOTBALL: Isla nets 4 in 10-0 victory
JUNIOR Tykes under 13s beat hosts Mexborough 10-0. Isla Moody scored four while Evie Mai Parkin and Abbey Taylor hit hat-tricks. Wombwell Main under 13s drew 1-1 at home to Wickersley Youth. Zunaira Chavan netted. Pogmoor under 15s beat Hallam Rangers 1-0. Kara Whittlestone scored. Penistone Church under 15s defeated Treeton Terriers 6-1. The scorers were Eliza Benson, twice, Sienna Bennett, Libby Silverwood, Isobel McLean and Erin Allott. Wombwell Main under 15s won
Town beat lowly Swallownest
Wombwell Town won 4-1 at home to lowly Swallownest in NCEL Division One, a fifth straight league win. After Rikki Paylor’s opener was cancelled out, Anthony Mackie restored the lead then Edward Agnew struck twice. Town are fourth in the table with 57 points from 26 games. Athersley Rec lost 4-0 at high-flying Retford United on Saturday with all the goals coming in the first 35 minutes.
Church and Town stay in fights for play-offs after latest wins
BARNSLEY FC are currently in the League One play-off places while the next two highest-placed clubs in the town are also in the race for play-offs in their leagues. Penistone Church and Wombwell Town are both in contention for promotion going into the final three months of the season. Penistone won 1-0 at home to Handsworth in the NCEL Premier Division. Church have 40 points from 24 games which leaves them sixth, outside the play-off places...
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Imogen third u23 woman in national cyclocross
IMOGEN Wolff finished on the podium in her age category at the National Cyclocross Championships. The 17-year-old from Silkstone Common was third under 23 at the event in Falkirk. She stepped up from the junior race, which she won last year, and finished seventh overall in the senior women’s event. Jenson Young, from Hemingfield, was 14th in the men’s race.
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Barnsley RUFC continue good form with win
BARNSLEY RUFC moved further away from the Yorkshire League Three relegation zone with a 14-11 win at Skipton. The Shaw Laners jumped up a place to ninth, five points clear of the relegation zone. After losing their first seven games of the season, the next seven have brought five wins, a draw and a loss. Dave Reed scored a try and Joe Perry kicked three penalties. They now host second-placed Halifax Vandals on Saturday. Wath...
BOYS' FOOTBALL: Tyler treble in 7-0 success for Brierley Cubs
MAN OF the match Tyler Shaw hit a hat-trick as Brierley Cubs under 15s won 7-0 at home to Askern Miners Red. George Crossland bagged a brace with Kendon Hickey and William Stenton also on target. Pogmoor under 15s defeated Thorncliffe Villa 5-4. Penistone Church under 15s triumphed 2-1 at home to Staveley. Jack Cartwright and Alfie Collins scored. Dodworth under 15s won 3-0 at Caribbean Sports. Vinnie Wilkes scored all three. Wombwell Town Terriers...
Snooker stars return to Metrodome
SOME of the best snooker players in the world, including Ronnie O’Sullivan, are due to return to Barnsley in the coming week. The Metrodome will host qualifiers for the World Open on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Fans are able to attend a World Snooker event in Barnsley for the first time since the Covid-19 crisis. The venue had been a regular on the World Snooker circuit in the past, including the...
Team GB hopeful Eleanor sets record in Manchester
BARNSLEY AC runner Eleanor Baker broke the women’s course record at the Heaton Park half marathon in Manchester as she was first woman by more than six minutes. The 19-year-old, who grew up in Thurnscoe but now lives in Barugh Green, was fifth overall in a time of 1-20-52 which is the third fastest ever by a UK women in the under 20 age group. The history and politics student at Sheffield University is hoping...
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GIRLS' FOOTBALL: Fisher treble for Gawber
BROOKLYN Fisher hit a hat-trick in North Gawber under 13s’ 5-2 win over Bramley Sunnyside. Kaitlyn-Mae Oates added two. Barnsley under 13s White beat Tickhill 4-0. Olivia-Mae Whitaker scored a hat-trick and Minnie Davenport also struck. Dearne and District under 13s won 9-0 over Barnsley Women’s FC. Taylah Sales scored a hat-trick, Amelia MacDonald added two and the other scorers were Lexi Louise Cooper, Ella Goddard, Harriet Logan and Breanna Ratcliffe. Pogmoor unde
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BOYS' FOOTBALL: Moxon nets super six in Penistone success
OWEN Moxon scored a double hat-trick as Penistone Church under 13s won 10-2 at Treeton Terriers. Riley Town, Blake Donovan, Finley Wilkinson and Kiran Iglesias Trepiana also netted. Barnsley Sports Academy under 13s beat Beighton Magpies 3-2. Athersley Rec under 13s defeated Worksop 6-3. The scorers were Owen Glaves, Colin Konopka, Hayden Smith, Theo Dingle, twice, and Brogan Shirt. Staincross Rangers under 13s won 3-1 at Ecclesfield Spartans. Elsecar Main under 13s triumphe
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Rowland makes up 9 places but no points
OLIVER Rowland made up the most places of any driver but missed out on points as Formula E’s new season started in Mexico City. The Penistone man had returned to Nissan for this season after leaving Mahindra during the 2023 campaign. After getting stuck in traffic during qualifying and starting 20th on the grid, he moved up to 11th during the race. Rowland said: “We’ve got lots of positives to take from the weekend. “Both...
Main thrash champions 5-0 before derby
WOMBWELL Main recorded an impressive 5-0 win at champions Swinton Athletic in the County Senior Premier Division and now visit North Gawber in a Barnsley derby on Saturday. Ryan Wingrove scored a hat-trick and Bailey Cowsell added two. Main’s game against Gawber last season was called off following a brawl. Second-placed Dodworth MW host leaders Penistone Church reserves on Saturday. Dodworth lost 2-1 at South Kirkby while Church drew 0-0 at Oughtibridge. Houghton Main lost
Rowland ready for new season
OLIVER Rowland admits his dramatic split with his previous team will take time to get over but is building towards a tilt at the Formula E championship following his return to Nissan. The 31-year-old from Penistone joined Mahindra Racing from Nissan in 2021 but left midway through last season. The new campaign of the electric car championship begins on Saturday with the opening race in Mexico City, in front of tens of thousands of...
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Barnsley women beat Novocastrians
Barnsley RUFC Ladies won 24-12 at home to Novocastrians in the Championship North. The try-scorers were Jasmine Brankin, twice, Rosie Whitiker and Becky Patrick. Victory meant they stayed seventh in the nine-team second tier with 20 points from ten games – 12 clear of the bottom two. They are now due to visit leaders Sale on Sunday.
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Barnsley’s 4th win in 6 puts them six points clear
BARNSLEY moved further clear of the Yorkshire Division Three relegation zone with a 16-14 win at home to bottom club Sheffield Medicals. The Shaw Laners remain third-bottom but are six points clear of the relegation zone after winning four of their last six games. Coach Tom Kittrick said: “It could have been a lot more comfortable. We had 12 players missing, and a few debutants. “We wasted a lot of chances to score more...
Dearne 14 points clear
DEARNE and District went 14 points clear at the top of the Central Midlands League after a 2-1 win at Staveley reserves Josh Moore and Enzo Guarini netted for Dearne who have won 17 of 18 league games. AFC Elite won 5-2 at home to Kiveton. They are fourth with 29 points from 17 games.
Worsbrough Bridge win away days after ‘gut-wrenching’ flood
WORSBROUGH Bridge won 4-2 at bottom club Ollerton Town days after another ‘gut-wrenching’ flood at their Park Road ground. The pitch has been regularly flooded by the river metres from the sideline and it was submerged in water again last week following heavy rain. Manager Lee Morris said: “It’s not just happening once a season, it’s two, three or four times. “It’s gut-wrenching. “The chairman and the volunteers work so hard and put
Graihagh wins Yorkshire championships by a second
PENISTONE Footpath Runner Graihagh Turner was crowned Yorkshire under 15 girls cross country champion. In a tight finish, Graihagh crossed the line one second ahead of her nearest rival in 15-51. The Yorkshire Cross County Championships were held near Ripon, North Yorkshire. Graihagh’s performance means she will be selected to compete for Yorkshire at the inter-county championships later this year. Meanwhile, 14 Penistone runners took part in the multi-stage Round Sheffield Run whi
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Schoolgirls win thriller
Barnsley Schoolgirls under 12s kicked off the New Year with a thrilling 7-4 win against Hull. Lily Clarke scored a hat-trick, Harlow Sylvester-Bedford added two and the other scorers were Ruby Birley and Evelyn Ogden. Barnsley Schoolboys under 12s earnt a 2-2 draw away to Rotherham in a top-of-the-table clash. The draw ensured that Barnsley remain at the top of their league.
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GIRLS' FOOTBALL: Two hat-tricks for Main
WOMBWELL Main under 15s won 7-3 at Treeton Terriers. Caitlin Rose Bentley and Ruthie Smith hit hat-tricks with Lily Cornthwaite also scoring. Pogmoor under 15s drew 2-2 at Dronfield. Grace Robinson and Kara Whittlestone scored. Penistone Church under 15s won 2-1 at home to Bramley Sunnyside. Hattie Tomlinson got both goals. Barnsley under 13s drew 2-2 at home to Chesterfield. Minnie Davenport and Freya Wright scored. Dearne and District under 13s drew 1-1 at New...