Basement club hold Whitehorne’s men at home

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Sheffield FC were held to disappointing 1-1 draw at Dronfield last night by the Evo-Sik Division One bottom club Brigg Town.

There was an early chance for the visitors to take the lead but Ryan Paczkowski headed over the bar when the number nine really should at least made Rob Poulter in the Sheffield work.

However, Brigg did go in front on 14 minutes.

Former Matlock Town and Stocksbridge Park Steels striker Jordan Thewlis shot beating Poulter despite lacking any real venom.

The game was shot on clear cut chances but Sheffield levelled just past the half hour mark, in a move that defender Stuart Ludlam started before continuing his run to get on the end of the cross to score with a terrific header.

Brigg almost regained the lead immediately with a header that wasn’t far away.

While at the other end it was Club’s turn to go close as Jamie Hadfield got in amongst a crowd of players to nod narrowly wide.

The second half lacked any real spark and Sheffield manager Ian Whitehorne decided to send on fresh legs up front in Mark Fereday and Reece Littlejohn.

Yet the sturdy Brigg defence held firm without too much trouble although Warren Burrell almost snatched it late on with a free-kick that rattled the crossbar.

In the Toolstation NCE League, Worsbrough Bridge Athletic maintained their hundred percent away league record with a terrific win.

They came from behind to beat Shirebrook Town 2-1.

Aaron Moxam fired the home side in front on 13 minutes but it took the Briggers just two minutes to draw level when Adam Podmore headed home from a corner.

The winner arrived just four minutes into the second half with Podmore again the scoring after dispossessing a defender to roll the ball into the net.

AFC Emley beat Teversal 3-2 in the league cup first round with goals from Adam Todd, Doran Jordan and Brighton Mugadza.

Emley now host Retford United in the second round.