Football: Roaring Tigers tame FC United

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POSTPONEMENTS brought more misery for Stocksbridge Park Steels and Sheffield FC with their home games against Nantwich Town and Newcastle Town off.

Worksop Town kept their promotion hopes alive coming from a goal down at the break to beat play-off rivals FC United of Manchester 4-1 at Sandy Lane.

The Tigers moved up to eighth, within three points of FC United in fifth, the last of the play-off places.

Worksop trailed in the seventh minute when Matt Wolfenden bundled home a Lee Neville cross to give United the lead.

Tigers equalised when Leon Mettam steered a shot past James Spencer from Ashley Burbeary’s through ball. And four minutes later Worksop Mettam held off a defender from a long punt up field to fire through the keeper’s legs for his and Worksop’s second.

Mettam was involved in the third on 74 minutes winning the penalty that saw Burbeary make it 3-1. Burbeary then put the result beyond the visitors with the fourth six minutes later.

Frickley Athletic scored twice inside the last five minutes to earn 2-2 draw at promotion chasing Marine. And it might have been all three had Gavin Allott not seen his first half penalty hit the post.

Will Jones gave the hosts the lead on the stroke of half-time before doubling the advantage from the penalty spot on 74 minutes. James Ghaichem gave Frickley hope nodding in with five minutes remaining then Jamie Wootton pounced on a loose ball in stoppage time to earn the Blues and unlikely point.

Matlock Town were held to a goalless draw by Whitby Town at Causeway Lane, while Buxton saw their play-off hopes dented with a 2-1 defeat at Chorley after Matt Thornhill’s angled drive on 80 minutes had given the visitors hope.

TUESDAY - Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup quarter-final: AFC Emley v Stocksbridge Park Steels. Doodson Sport League Cup: Matlock Town v Farsley FC.

Premier Division: Eastwood Town v Frickley Athletic, FC United of Manchester v Buxton.

Division One South: Sheffield FC v Lincoln United.

Receipts from the 811 attendance at the Worksop v United of Manchester game were kindly donated to Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity by Town chairman Jason Clark.