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Hallam 0-6 Sheffield Wednesday – Pre-Season Friendly

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A young Sheffield Wednesday side outclassed Hallam with a dominant 6-0 victory at Sandygate on Monday evening.

Three goals in six first half minutes gave the Owls a 3-0 advantage at the break. Three more came in the second period – including a Devante Rodney spot kick and a Simon Mirfin own goal, to complete a comfortable outing for the youngsters.

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Hallam 5-1 Rossington Main – NCEL Division 1

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Michael Blythen’s hat-trick helped Hallam to a 5-1 victory over Rossington Main on Wednesday night as manager Ryan Hindley celebrated one year at the helm in style.

The visitors, who were reduced to ten men in the second half, had started stronglyand took an early lead when Ben Hunter converted from the spot after being tripped in the area.

However, Josh Statham restored parity before the break and a Hallam victory rarely looked in doubt as Blythen scored three times in 21 minutes before Brodie Cooper completed the rout late on.

The result was a fitting way to celebrate a year under the management of Hindley, who has transformed the club’s fortunes, and sets up an exciting game between second-placed Hallam and 3rd-placed Hemsworth Miners Welfare on Non-League Day at the weekend.

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Hallam 2-2 AFC Emley – North Counties East League Division 1

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Michael Blythen’s double earned Hallam a draw in an action-packed and entertaining game with AFC Emley at Sandygate.

In-form Emley, who put ten goals past Winterton Rangers at the weekend, led twice through Sam Jerome and Alex Slack goals either side of half time.

But Blythen was the hero for the hosts and capitalised on a terrible defensive mix-up to salvage an important point late in the day.

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Hallam 4-1 Chesterfield – Pre-Season Friendly

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It was a case of ‘men against boys’ at Sandygate on Monday 20th July 2015 as Hallam comfortably defeated a young Chesterfield side 4-1.

Two goals in either half gave the dominant North Counties East League club a deserved victory, an own goal from defender Josh Statham providing their only blemish on the score sheet for the hosts on a chilly summer’s evening at the world’s oldest football ground.

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Hallam 2-6 Chesterfield XI – Pre Season Friendly

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On Monday 22nd July 2013, I went to Sandygate, the oldest football ground in the world, to watch Hallam play Chesterfield in a pre season friendly.

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Hallam 1-2 Manchester City Under 18’s – Pre Season Friendly

On Monday 16th July 2012 I went to the oldest football ground in the world, Sandygate, to watch Hallam FC play Manchester City Under 18’s in a Pre Season Friendly match.

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