It was a bad weekend for South Yorkshire football.
Sheffield Wednesday fell to a 2-0 defeat away to Aston Villa to put their playoff hopes in danger.
The Owls sit in sixth position in the Championship, two points ahead of Fulham who could overtake them if they win their game in hand.
Defender Vincent Sasso and manager Carlos Carvalhal were both sent off during the game as Jonathan Kodjia’s brace in either half helped Villa to their fourth win in five games.
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Rotherham United look almost certain to be relegated from the Championships as they are now 21 points from safety with only nine games of the season remaining.
The Miller’s lost 1-0 at Wolves to make it one point away from home this season. The club are still searching for a manager after Kenny Jackett resigned in November after just nine games in charge.
Barnsley conceded a last-minute goal to draw 1-1 with Ipswich at Oakwell. The Tykes, who are comfortably safe in mid-table, led following a goal from Marney Watkins in the 58th minute but couldn’t stop Tom Lawrence from levelling the score with the last kick of the game.
Sheffield FC Ladies
Sheffield’s leading female side suffered their second defeat in the WSL 2 spring series with a 2-1 defeat at home to Everton. The team had won their first match of the season two weeks ago against Milwall Lionesses by the same score line but lost to Durham 1-0 last week.
The Men’s team drew 0-0 away to Chasetown in the Evo-Stik First Division South.
The second oldest team in the world, Hallam FC closed out a difficult weekend for South Yorkshire football with a 1-0 loss to Selby town.
Sheffield Eagles continued to make a slow start to the season, losing 47-22 to Featherstone Rovers in the Kingstone Press Championship.
The defeat means the eagles have only won of their opening six fixtures in the league and sit 10th in the division with their next match away from home in two weeks against Swindon.
Barnsley Ladies RFU
Barnsley Ladies Rugby team suffered their first defeat of the season with an 8-5 cup loss to Lewes in the junior cup semi-final. The team had won every game this season but failed to replicate last season’s success of reaching the final.
Sheffield Hallam University sealed a dramatic 4-2 victory over the University of Sheffield in Varsity boxing.
Hallam boxer Mat Smith triumphed in the final bout of the evening against Elliot Sharp, winning via a split decision.
The event, held at the Octagon Arena kick-started the 21st edition of Sheffield Varsity following snow sports held earlier this year. Sheffield went into the boxing event leading the competition 1.5-0.5 but the Hallam boxing win means the scores are all tied before the bulk of Varsity events next week.
Varsity is the annual sports competition between the two Sheffield universities that begun in 1996. Varsity comprises of 26 sports with the University of Sheffield winning the last four years.