Non league: Evo-Stik League review

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Sheffield FC were left frustrated after their opening day 2-1 loss at Leek Town.

Club took an early lead only but conceded an equaliser on the stroke of half time with Jamie Hadfield’s second half own-goal then condemned them to defeat.

Worksop Town goalkeeper Ben Hallam saving late penalty on his debut in Worksop's 2-0 win over FC United.' 'Photo Barry R Dyke.

Worksop Town goalkeeper Ben Hallam saving late penalty on his debut in Worksop's 2-0 win over FC United.' 'Photo Barry R Dyke.

The game was brought alive by a superb overhead kick goal from Andy Gascoigne on 13 minutes.

In first half stoppage time Andy Kinsey was left in space to volley home across at the far post and the home side took the lead in fortuitous circumstances on 69 minutes when Club defender Hadfield, under no pressure, nodded a free-kick past Rob Poulter to put Leek 2-1 ahead.

Goalkeeper Ben Hallam was the Worksop Town hero as a much changed and young team pulled off a surprise 2-0 home win over one of the pre-season promotion favourites FC United of Manchester.

He saved a Dean Stott penalty in the second half to prevent FC getting back in the game.

The Tigers edged in front on 70 minutes when a mistake by former Worksop keeper Jon Worsnop allowed Tom Denton to lob the ball into an unguarded net. Worksop double the lead five minutes later, Jack Muldoon slamming the ball home from a rebound.

Both goals will have diappointed Worsnop.

Hallam made several great saves earlier in the match and then topped his superb display by saving Stott’s 89th minute penalty to keep the two goal advantage intact.

Elsewhere, Frickley Athletic lost out in a 10 goal thriller 6-4 at Stamford. Goals from Gavin Allott, Mark Gray, Joe Fox and Luke Hinsley counting for nothing.

Matlock Town were edge out 2-1 at Trafford despite Daryl Thomas giving the Gladiators a first half lead.

But Buxton got off to a winning start beating Witton Albion 3-1 at the Silverlands with goals from Alister Brown and a Michael Oates brace

n Tuesday: Premier Division; Frickley Athletic v Buxton, Grantham Town v Worksop Town, Matlock Town v Stocksbridge Park Steels. Division One; Sheffield FC v Lincoln United.

Picture by Barry R Dyke