Fans encourage Sheffield FC’s promotion ambitions

James Gregory on his way to scoring first of his two goals at Daventry Town - which prompted praise from Manager Andy Kiwomya.'' PIC BY BEN WEBSTER
James Gregory on his way to scoring first of his two goals at Daventry Town - which prompted praise from Manager Andy Kiwomya.'' PIC BY BEN WEBSTER
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Sheffield FC boss Andy Kiwomya says the club’s home and away supporters has helped the team climb the table.

Club go into tomorrow’s home clash against Romulus sixth in the table following the 4-1 victory at Daventry Town in the last outing, and could go third with a win over the West Midlands outfit if results elsewhere go there way.

“The fans have been outstanding” said Kiwomya. “Their vocal suppport was brilliant at Daventry. It is really appreciated by the lads and myself and gives the team a lift. The fans are very knowledgeable - they can see what we are trying to do.”

Sheffield now hope to stretch their unbeaten home league run to four games. Romulus sit in mid table and are the only team to have taken any points off leaders Stafford Rangers at Marston Roadth. They boast the Division South’s top scorer in Luke Keen with six goals, one more than Sheffield’s own Shaq McKenzie.

“We’ll be taking nothing for granted,” warned Kiwomya. “We’ll be fully focused on making sure that our performance level is high and that we don’t give the ball away cheaply when things are not going right. We want to make teams worry about us. We’ve got a style and mix of football that the players are comfortable with. We have a good group players that challenge themselves. Whats’ important is that we don’t let our heads go down when we’ve gone behind, we’ve always looked to get back into the game which is very pleasing.”

James Gregory came in for praise after grabbing his first goals of the season with a brace at Daventry. “James was outstanding and deserved his goals,” said Kiwomya. “We know he has got scoring in his locker, hopefully he can get a few more.”

Stocksbridge Park Steels are without a game this weekend with scheduled opponents Spalding United in the FA Cup.

Shaw Lane Aquaforce aim to extend their unbeaten run to five when they visit Newcastle Town whose home form is mixed.

Frickley Athletic and Buxton are in FA Cup action away at Chorley and Armthorpe Welfare respectively.

Fixtures

Premier Division: Grantham Town v Matlock Town.

Division One South: Newcastle Town v Shaw Lane Aquaforce, Sheffield FC v Romulus.

FA Cup Second Qualifying Round: Armthorpe Welfare v Buxton, Chorley v Frickley Athletic.