Schofield ready for Hednesford test

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Stocksbridge Park Steels will be without on-form striker Danny South and central defender Brett Bowden-Lovell for the visit of promotion chasing Hednesford Town to Bracken Moor.

Both will be serving a one match suspension. South’s absence in particularly will be a blow to manager Darren Schofield with the frontman having hit nine goals since his switch from Frickley earlier in the season.

Hednesford - third in the table - are unbeaten in seven away but Schofield believes his team can end the visitors run and build on last week’s 5-0 victory at Kendal Town. “It’s another difficult game against a good side but we are capable of grinding out a result,” he said. The Steels go into the game third from bottom and two points clear relegation drop zone.

With just one win in the last six league outings Sheffield FC will hope to pick up three much needed points to kick start their promotion push from Division One when they visit three from bottom Romulus.

The Midlands outfit who groundshare at Coles Lane with Sutton Coldfield Town, will be smarting from a 9-0 humiliation at Belper Town on Tuesday, the clubs heaviest defeat in their history.

Frickley Athletic will look to end the worst away record in the Evo-Stik league when they go to fourth place Witton Albion. The Blues are the only team in the three divisions’s yet to pick up a point on the road after losing all seven of their previous away trips.

Worksop Town face a testing trip to AFC Fylde who have adapted well to life in the Premier Division after winning promotion as champions of Division One North last term.

Improving Matlock Town have the chance to stretch their undefeated to run to seven games in all competitions when they make the short trip to face Derbyshire rivals and struggling Ilkeston FC.

Buxton face lowly Kendal Town at the Silverlands.