Goal spree steers Steels from drop zone

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Just four days after slipping to a 2-0 defeat against their relegation rivals, Stocksbridge gained revenge in emphatic style by thrashing hapless Mickleover Sports 7-3 to record their biggest win of the season and pull three points clear of the drop zone.

Steels could easily have taken their score into double figures against a defence that looked like conceding almost every time the home side went forwards and the question on everyone’s lips was how on earth had Gary Marrow’s side failed to score against Sports only a few days.

Stocksbridge scorers were Alex Callery, Andy Ring, Richard Stirrup, Colin Marrison Chris Hall and Jack Muldoon 2.

Worksop Town saw their four-match winning streak brought to an end with a 1-0 home defeat against promotion rivals Colwyn Bay as a run of five games in 10 days took its toll.

Matlock Town ended a run of four defeats on the trot with a 2-2 draw against relegation-threatened Whitby Town at Causeway Lane. But the Gladiators will be disappointed after letting slip a two-goal lead, which saw them slip out of the play-off places.

Retford Town’s relegation from the Premier Division was finally confirmed after a 1-0 defeat at Ashton United. .

Frickley Athletic remain in the bottom four and three points from safety after a 2-0 defeat at Chasetown. .

Sheffield FC and Buxton were in action on Friday with ten-man Club earning a 2-2 draw at Stamford with a last-minute Jack Smith equaliser after Ant Lynam had given Sheffield a 22nd minute lead. Joel Purkiss was sent-off midway through the second half for a second yellow card with score at 1-1.

Buxton boosted their play-off hopes with 1-0 home win over Ashton United

n Tomorrow: Premier Division: Frickley Athletic v Worksop Town, Retford United v Chasetown, Stocksbridge Park Steels v Kendal Town. Division One South: Sheffield FC v Goole AFC.