Last week, we featured five non-league clubs from the local area to promote Non-League Day.
We spoke with club representatives from Athersley Rec, Frickley Athletic, Hemsworth Miners Welfare, Penistone Church and Worsbrough Bridge in behind the scenes interviews to highlight the incredible work done on a daily and weekly basis by a band of dedicated volunteers.
So, how did our non-league contingency fare over the weekend?
We’ll start with Worsbrough Bridge, who were away at Hall Road Rangers in the Northern Counties East League Division One.
The Briggers secured an impressive 3-1 victory to climb out of the relegation zone and up to 13th in the table. Joseph Thornton had given Worsbrough a first half lead, before the hosts levelled through Conner Harmen. But Kieran Hirst’s penalty and a late strike from Kyle Wordsworth secured all three points for the visitors.
In the NCEL Premier Division, Athersley were convincingly beaten by Thackley at Sheerien Park. The visitors ran out 4-0 winners, with two goals in each half.
Rec remain bottom of the table, with four points from ten games but there is still plenty of time to catch their fellow strugglers before the season draws to a close.
Both Hemsworth and Penistone exited the FA Vase at the first round stage on Saturday. The Wells, like Athersley, were beaten 4-0 at the hands of Grimsby Borough, who also sit two places above them in the table.
Penistone, meanwhile, were narrowly beaten 2-1 at home to Bridlington Town in front of a magnificent attendance of 493. Trailing 2-0, Elliott Firth’s goal just after the hour mark gave Church a glimmer of hope, but they were unable to find that elusive equaliser.
Finally, Frickley also suffered a narrow defeat in their local derby against Sheffield. One goal was enough to settle the encounter at the Bigfellas Stadium, which leaves Frickley 14th in the Norther Premier League South East Division.
You can watch all of our behind the scenes interviews on iFollow Barnsley.