IT’S just one win in the last five at the BT Local Stadium for Sheffield FC as Curtis Woodhouse’s men had to settle for a point from a 2-2 draw against Chasetown after coming from two goals down.
Theo Robinson’s volley from a free-kick gave the visitors a 27th minute lead which Nick Wellecome doubled two minutes later after latching onto a through ball.
Sheffield hit back when Andy Gascoigne turned in a Lee Featherstone cross two minutes before the interval. It took Club just three minutes to draw level after the break, Matt Roney’s cross finding Shaq McKenzie to score with a clinical finish.
Stocksbridge Park Steels romped to an emphatic 5-0 victory at fellow strugglers Kendal Town to climb out of the Premier Division bottom two, in a game that saw debut goals from striker Jordan Thewlis and Cameroon U21 international Hegal Noubissie as the hosts finished with just nine men on the park.
Danny South gave Steels an 18th minute lead from the penalty spot awarded for handling on the goal line, which resulted in a red card for Kendal defender Paul Alexander.
Just past the half hour mark South bagged his and Stocksbridge’s second with a neat chip over the keeper. The home side were down to nine men early in the second as Kevin Leadbeater picked up a second yellow card. Thewlis, signed from Matlock Town 24 hours earlier, made it 3-0 on 66 minutes from close range. Noubisssie made it four with a deflected shot on 82 minutes before Thewlis grabbed his second three minutes from time.
Frickley Athletic moved six-points clear of the drop zone after easing to a 3-0 home win over promotion hopefuls Nantwich Town with all the goals coming in the first 45 minutes.
The Blues never looked back once Luke Hinsley had put them 1-0 up after just five minutes latching onto a loose ball to beat former Walsall custodian Jonny Brain. And it was Hinlsey that added the second on 17 minutes after going clear on goal from Gavin Allott superbly weighted pass. Allott then all but wrapped up the points with the third eight minutes before the break with a fine strike from distance.
In the FA Trophy third qualifying round, Worksop Town came from two-down at the break to draw 2-2 at Blue Square North Chester and replay at Sandy Lane in Wednesday (7.45).
Leon Mettam and Ashley Burbeary with the goals. Elsewhere, Matlock Town came from behind to knock-out Stalybridge Celtic 2-1 and Buxton beat Stamford 2-0 away.
Tuesday: Doodson Sport League Cup Prelim: Sheffield FC v Harrogate Railway Athletic.