Hey Sheffield, you’d better watch out in Cup

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Sheffield FC have the chance to put Tuesday’s disappointing home defeat behind them when they take on Abbey Hey in the FA Cup Preliminary Round at the BT Local Business Stadium.

After a grteat 6-2 kick-off day win at Lincoln United, all the hard work was undone with a 2-1 home reversal against Loughborough.

Manager Curtis Woodhouse will demand an instant response against an Abbey Hey outfit from Division One of the North West Counties League.

Club will be wary that Abbey have made a good start, winning the opening three games. But if Sheffield can show the same level of performance to that at Lincoln, Woodhouse should get his first victory on home soil.

Stocksbridge Park Steels boss Chris Willcock could be contemplating changes for the trip to Stafford Rangers after seeing his side ship 10-goals in the opening two games.

Steels followed up an opening day 5-4 home loss against Chorley with a 5-0 defeat at Blyth Spartans on Tuesday.

Steels prop up the Premier Division table and whilst it may be too early to start ringing the alarm bells the Bracken Moor club know they need a result at Rangers.

Willcock may consider resting goalkeeper Pete Collinge in favour of Adam Billard while experienced striker Kevin Sanasy could be given his first start up front.

Scott Hogan is still suspended but may have played his last game for Stocksbridge with Barnsley thought to be considering following up their interest in the forward after a recent trial spell at Oakwell.

Frickley Athletic have lost both their opening games at Hednesford then 2-1 at home against Matlock Town in midweek after conceding twice inside the last 11 minutes.

The Blues new boss Karl Rose will be hoping for a change of fortune when they take on Marine at Westfield Lane. But Rose could be without striker Gavin Allott who suffered a re-occurrence of a hamstring injury against Matlock.

And Matlock face a tough trip to FC United of Manchester who have started with successive victories, 4-2 at Grantham Town then 3-2 at home to Whitby Town.

Worksop Town entertain promoted Witton Albionas they go in search of a second successive win.

The new-look Tigers started with a 5-3 defeat at Ashton United before coming from behind to beat North Ferriby United 2-1 at home. Albion have taken maximum points from their two outings.

Buxton host Whitby Town a where both teams will be looking for their first win.