|Date||28 November 2015|
|Result||W 4 - 0|
GS: Tim Baker 1-F Ben Kershaw 1-PC Mark Mobbs 1-F Criag HIlton 1-PS
CARDS: GREEN: Chris Woodcock
A blustery Newfield school hosted the steel city derby between the 3rd teams of Sheffield Hallam and Sheffield University Bankers.
The driving wind and rain couldn't blunt the competitive edge befitting such an encounter between the two rivals. The game started evenly. Bankers had the best chance early on, their forward shooting narrowly wide on his reverse with an empty goal at his mercy. Tim Baker made the home team pay minutes later smashing the ball home from a Duncan Longson cut back. Hallam doubled their lead soon after from a short corner. The initial shot was saved but Ben Kershaw fired the ball emphatically into the roof of the net from the rebound.
Bankers were forced to commit high up the pitch in order to get back in the game. This played into Hallam's hands when they were able to play the ball calmly out of defence and past the Bankers team to unmarked forward Mark Mobbs who made no mistake with his finish to make it 3-0 at half time.
The second half saw both teams struggle to break down well organised defences. Hallam were determined to maintain their healthy advantage and defended with great determination. Bankers created relatively few opportunities, a shot wide from their solitary short corner of the game probably being their best.
Hallam continued to threaten on the break and it was from such an attack that they scored the final goal of the game. Longson played a through ball to Baker who was clattered by the keeper, earning his side a penalty flick. Craig Hilton converted despite the keeper getting a stick to his effort.