All of us here at the Bootiful Game are hoping Hallam’s fantastic volunteer Ann Holland is getting her feet up on a Saturday night given the crowds the Countrymen are getting right now. Ann runs the refreshment cabin at Sandygate-and she’ll be pushing Chairman Steve Basford for a raise after 351 paying customers made their way to Hallam’s 2-0 win over the dangerous fifteenth-placed Ollerton Town in Toolstation NCEL Division One yesterday, a result which sees the Sheffield club in a handy seventh in the table –and leaves their management duo in good spirits, writes Colin Muncie.
Ben Thornton struck after twelve minutes to set Hallam on their way, but it was only in the 88th that Mitch Husbands struck to clinch another three point haul.
Joint Manager Scott Bates admitted that it had been a tricky afternoon “It was a very tight game “he said. “If we had taken our chances we could have been a couple up at half time, but it wasn’t the case. I thought Ben Thornton scored a great goal. We were a little bit nervous in the second half when chances went begging, but we defended brilliantly.”
“it was a fine debut from Alex Varley” Scott noted , adding “We changed it a bit up top with fresh legs in (Micah) Bishop and 9reece) Treasure to stretch the game, which they did, which allowed Husbands space , and his a cool finish and topped off his Man of the Match display.”
“I’m very very pleased! “
Joint Manager Stephen Whitehead thought the margin of victory could have been greater “We got the job done and it’s another three points on the board” he told us “I thought we were wasteful in the final third and not clinical enough in front of goal ,as we should have had a hatful of goals. The back four was solid and the mid field worked their socks off”.
“Credit to our man of the match Mitch who got a well deserved goal after a tremendous performance