South Yorkshire sport round-up

The highlights of sporting fixtures from across South Yorkshire.


Barnsley drew one all with Burton Albion at home on Saturday.

George Moncur scored the first goal in the 38th minute before Burton’s Luke Varney equalised in the second half.

Sheffield Wednesday beat Ipswich away one-nil, securing a place in the playoffs.

The Owls’ Kieran Lee scored the winning goal with thirteen minutes to go and Ipswich’s Cole Skuse was handed a yellow card in the first half.

League champions Sheffield United bested Chesterfield with a three-two victory at home.

The Blades’ Kieron Freeman scored the first goal in the 18th minute before Kristian Dennis equalised seconds before half-time.

Billy Sharp of United scored putting Sheffield in the lead in the 59th minute, with Chesterfield’s Paul McGinn scoring six minutes later.

Daniel Lafferty scored the winning goal in the 82th minute while Chesterfield’s Dan Gardner was sent off in the 66th minute.

Rotherham United clashed with Preston North End away drawing one-all.

United’s Richard Smallwood scored just shy of the tenth minute with the equaliser scored by Stevie May four minutes before half time.

Smallwood was later handed a yellow card in the second half.

Doncaster Rovers lost three-one to Exeter at home, but still have a chance to win the league two title next week.

Exeter’s Jordan Moore-Taylor scored the first goal in the 16th minute with the Rovers’ James Coppinger equalising ten minutes later.

Exeter took the lead in the second half. David Wheeler scored in the 61st minute followed by another goal from Liam McAlinden in the 81st minute.

Four Doncaster players received yellow cards.

Andy Butler, Luke McCullough, and John Wright were all handed yellow cards within minutes of each other from the 56th minute.

Rover Niall Mason also received one in the first minute of extra time.

Doncaster Rovers Belles lost to Millwall Lionesses two-one away, their first defeat of the season.

Doncaster’s Courtney Sweetman-Kirk scored in the first half giving the Belles the lead.

Millwall’s Charlie Devlin equalised and the Lionesses later took the lead with a goal from Billie Brookes in the 75th minute.

Sheffield Ladies lost at home to Aston Villa Ladies three-one.

Chloe Jones scored in the seventh minute for Villa before Sheffield’s Hannah Dale equalised 12 minutes later.

Two further goals were scored by Tash Baptiste in the 58th minute and Lucy Shepherd in the 87th minute to bring Villa’s total to three.


Doncaster Knights lost three points to 35 in their play-off game against London Irish.

A penalty conversion from Knight Dougie Flockhart failed to keep Doncaster in the game with London scoring six tries to nil.

Yorkshire Carnegie won their playoff fixture against Ealing Trailfinders 34 to 16 points.

Two tries from Jonah Holmes in the 22nd and 25th minutes and ones scored by Alex Davies and Ryan Burrows in the 31st and 76th minutes respectively secured their lead.

Will Harries and Callum Wilson both scored tries for Ealing in the second half.

Their efforts at the 57th and 68th minute respectively, as well as successful penalties from Rory Clegg in the 9th and 63rd minute were not enough to clear the 18-point deficit.


Mark Selby potted his way to victory against Ding Junhui at the Snooker World Championship at the Crucible.

The 33 year-old beat John Higgins 18-15, taking home £375,000 despite a controversial foul decision against Selby from the umpire in the 31st frame.


Yorkshire won the Royal One-Day Cup by 79 runs in their match against Lancashire at Headingley.

They defended their target of 297 and go into their fixture with Durham on Wednesday having played two games and won both.


Sheffield’s Sam Sheedy took the middleweight Commonwealth title with a unanimous points victory over Nigerian Abolaji Rasheed.

Sheedy was hit and wounded under his left eye but received 117-112, 116-113 and 116-113 on the judge’s cards to earn him his first major belt.