Tough test as Sheffield Club seek to continue climb

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Sheffield FC can expect their recent run of good form to be put to the test tomorrow at Northwich Victoria where Club will looking to extend their unbeaten league run to six games.

“We’ve been told they’re a very good side so we’re expecting a tough game,” said manager James Colliver. “We’re enjoying a bit of form at the moment and we want to continue with that.

“We know a win or even a point would put a bit more daylight between us and the teams below us. We’re up to 11th and we want to improve on that.

“There is still a lot of work to be done, but everyone is buying into the way we want to play.”

Colliver was delighted with a 2-1 triumph against high-riding Chasetown in the last league outing. “I think it was our most rewarding result of all out of the recent run,” he said.

“We’ve scored a couple of good goals through Connor Hall and Alex Denton but then they’ve got one back early in the second half. They’re a good side and put us under a bit a pressure.”

It will be Club’s first meeting with Northwich since April 2013 when they came from two goals down late on to draw 2-2 at Marsten Road, having won the reverse fixture 2-1 at the Coach & Horses earlier in the season.

Stocksbridge Park Steels are also on the road, with Chris Hilton’s side at third-placed Spalding United. Steels will be aiming to end a dip in form that has seen the Bracken Moor club lose four of the last five games, including going out of both the Sheffield Senior Cup and League Cup competitions.

Stocksbridge’s only win during the run came in a 5-3 FA Trophy victory at Kidsgrove Athletic last weekend, which was followed by an early exit from the League Cup with a 2-0 home reversal against Spennymoor Town.

However, it could just be the right time to face Spalding. They are without a home victory in four fixtures.

Fixtures: Premier Division: Grantham Town v Frickley Athletic, Matlock Town v Hednesford Town, Stourbridge v Buxton. Division One South: Bedworth United v Shaw Lane AFC, Northwich Victoria v Sheffield FC, Spalding United v Stocksbridge Park Steels.