Steels and Club suffer pain in FA Cup replays

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Sheffield FC and Stocksbridge Park Steels suffered replay agony as both bowed out of the FA Cup after 3-0 defeats last night.

Club’s clash with Goole at Dronfield got off to a sensational start, for all the wrong reasons, when 16-year-old debutant goalkeeper Jordan Greaves upended Goole’s Matt Semley in the area - after just 40 seconds.

Greaves was sent off and Matt Roney took over between the sticks to face the penalty, which Nathan Smith smacked against the post. Roney showed his capabilities in goal, making a splendid save in the 10th minute, and Sheffield had their chances before the break with James Gregory and Ben Turner going close.

Just when it seemed the teams would go in level at the break, Goole edged in front as Semley tapped in after Roney had kept out a free-kick.

Sheffield’s Conor Glavin rattled the bar after the break and Benny Igi-Ehon was denied by a fine save.

However, Derry Robson doubled the visitors’ lead on 87 minutes before grabbing his second in the final minute to finish off a scoreline which flatted the visitors.

Stocksbridge, meanwhile, will be left ruing missed chances after their exit at Farsley Celtic saw them beaten for the first time this season. Jack Poulton and Josh Meade both hit the woodwork, while Danny Critchlow and Adam Hinchliffe were denied by good saves.

The home side took the lead against the run of play through Aiden Savoury on 54 minutes. Savoury scored his second on 75 minutes with a deflected shot from distance before the home side added a late third.

In the NCEL, Hallam continued their excellent start with a 4-2 win at Glasshoughton Welfare with goals from Steve Brammer, Michael Blythen, Jack Hargreaves and Callum Harrison.A stoppage time goal gave Handsworth Parramore a 1-0 win at Retford United, while Worsbrough Bridge Athletic drew 1-1 at Teversal.