Screwfix Yorkshire Masters 2009

MASTERS

The second event today was the Screwfix Yorkshire Masters at the Sheffield Arena where 6 teams from Yorkshire battled it out to find the Yorkshire Masters champions.

Before reading the review, if you are not familiar with Masters football then click here

The Draw

The 6 teams involved were Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley, Doncaster Rovers, Hull City and Leeds United. They were put into 2 groups:

Group A:Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United and Doncaster Rovers

Group B:Hull City, Leeds United and Barnsley

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 The Group Matches

The first game of the evening saw Barnsley take on Hull City. The scoreline was 2-1 with Barnsley’s Wayne Biggins striking twice in the first 3 minutes. Hull managed to pull one back before half time but it wasn’t enough and Barnsley came through the winners.

 The pick of the rest of the group games would have to be Sheffield Wednesday vs Sheffield United. Wednesday scored early on but United equalised almost immediately. However, after that Sheffield Wednesday dominated scoring another 3 goals to win 4-1. Other good games saw Sheffield Wednesday beat Doncaster Rovers 5-2, and Doncaster beat Sheffield United 3-2 scoring the winner with just 38 seconds left. In the other group Barnsley won through by beating Leeds 3-2.

This meant Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley had reached the final.

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The Final

The first half of the final was rather tight, however it did eventually get going and after 16 minutes it was 2-2. So it meant penalties. Barnsley won penalties scoring all 5 of their penalties to win 5-3 making them the 2009 Yorkshire Masters Champions.

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Meeting the Players

While at the event I managed to meet some of the players involved, including former Sheffield United and Chesterfield player Wayne Allison.

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Wayne Allison, Sheffield United

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Leo Fortune West, Doncaster Rovers

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Scott Sellars, Leeds United

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Nigel Jemson, Sheffield Wednesday

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Rod Wallace and Clyde Wijnard, Leeds United

 

Date of Event:18th July 2009

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