South Yorkshire sport roundup: How did the Owls, Rotherham, Blades, Gavin Mcdonnell and Steelers do?

Missed out on the weekend’s sport action? JUS News has everything you need to know.


Sheffield United won 2-0 at home to extend their undefeated run to five games. Two goals for captain Billy Sharp gave the Blades a win over promotion rivals Bolton Wanderers to put them 7 points clear at the top of the table with 12 games remaining. Sharp, who now has 23 goals to his name this season, left Bolton without an away win since November.




Sheffield Wednesday lost 1-0 to Leeds as their playoff charge stalled. Jordan Rhodes missed a second half penalty as Sheffield Wednesday went down to playoff rivals Leeds. The result leaves Wednesday in sixth in the Championship, with 5 points separating them from seventh place Fulham. A win for Leeds meant they secured their first season double over the Owls in 17 years.

Chesterfield suffered a disappointing 4-0 loss at home to Oxford, leaving them deep in relegation trouble. The Spireites are one place off the foot of the League One table, with the worst goal difference in the division.





Rotherham lost 4-2 away at Brentford extending their winless run to 8 games. The defeat leaves The Millers rooted to the bottom of the Championship with 17 points from 34 games and 16 points from safety.

Barnsley secured a spirited 1-1 draw with high flying Huddersfield Town. Goalkeeper Adam Davies produced an outstanding performance, making several standout saves, to keep Huddersfield from securing their seventh straight league win. Barnsley had not found the net in three games before the tie, and remain 10th in the Championship.


Sheffield Eagles suffered a  heavy defeat to Batley Bulldogs, losing 10-54 at home. The Eagles now only have one win in their last 4 games. A poor start to the season means the Eagles are currently second bottom of the Kingstone Press Championship.


Doncaster boxer Gavin Mcdonnell lost to Rey Vargas on a judges decision in their super bantamweight championship fight. The scorecards read 117-111, 116-112 and 114-114 giving Vargas the win after a hard fought bout in Hull on Saturday night.



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It has been a mixed weekend for Sheffield Steelers as they beat Nottingham Panthers 4-2 on Saturday, but lost to Fife Flyers 6-3 on Sunday. The Steelers have been impressive in the Elite League this season, sitting third in the table and 8 points behind leaders Cardiff, with seven games to play.


Chesterfield athlete Alicia Barrett has broken the women’s 60m hurdles U20 UK Junior Record. Barrett, who is a student at Sheffied Hallam University, is coached by Toni Minichiello.