Double strike delivers home win for Stocksbridge

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Stocksbridge Park Steels bounced back from their weekend defeat to get their home campaign off to a fine start with a 2-0 victory over Lincoln United.

They took the lead on five minutes, Nathan Joynes tucking the ball away after Chris White’s shot had come back off the post. Steels increased their lead seven minutes later when Will Senior nodded home a corner. The visitors pressed but Liam Flynn in the Steels goal defied them. Steels might have added to their lead late on with Korey Dyer twice forcing the keeper into saves.

Sheffield FC lost 3-1 at Goole AFC in a game where if they’d buried chances it would have been a different outcome. Joel Purkiss rattled the woodwork from a free-kick then Richard Stirrup wasted a decent chance after James Gregory’s shot had been charged down. However, Goole grabbed the lead midway through the first half from a familiar figure. A scramble in the area resulted in ex Sheffield player Andy Gascoigne knocking the ball home. Club went further behind as Tyler Williams headed home from close range.

Substitute Mark Fereday went close to pulling one back before Goole broke away to score a third.

With 10 minutes remaining Sheffield’s Ashley Longstaff knocked home the rebound. And he went close to making it an interesting finale with a header that dropped inches wide of the post.

Hallam slipped to a 3-0 defeat against relegated Lincoln Moorlands Railway at Sandygate. The visitors had the better of the first half with Hallam goalie James Dean making some good saves. However, Railway struck twice in quick succession. James Mowbray tapped in the first on 42 minutes before tucking away his second a minute after latching onto Andy Sykes short back pass.

Hallam twice went close to pulling one back with Ben Kistell seeing his effort turned onto the crossbar then Osborne forcing a good save. But Railway wrapped up the points with the third through George Aspin.

Frickley Athletic and Matlock Town were both beaten 2-1.