Stocksbridge Park Steels ended a run of three defeats on the spin in league and cup with a 3-2 victory over Carlton Town at Bracken Moor.
Steels named 42-year-old assistant manager Mark Wilson in the starting line-up due to injury and suspensions, in a game that also saw new signing Cecil Nyoni - formerly of Sheffield Wednesday - make his debut.
After an evenly contested first half, where clear cut chances were at a premium, the game was brought to life nine minutes after the break as Lee Garside scored his first goal for the club, with a stunning 40-yard lob after spotting the ‘keeper off his line.
The Carlton ‘keeper was further embarrassed on 60 minutes when Steels went 2-0 up as Martin Scully’s cross from out on the right dropped over his head into the far corner.
Kameron Campbell pulled one back on 73 minutes, squeezing a shot just inside Liam Flynn’s right hand post.
Garside was close to restoring Stocksbridge’s two goal cushion a couple of minutes later, sliding in - only to see his effort blocked in front of the goal-line.
However, the number nine did bag his second five minutes from time, turning the ball home from close range from Will Senior’s knock down. Carlton reduced the arrears in the last of three minutes of stoppage time, as substitute Junior Ogedi-Uzookwe took advantage of Senior’s slip - but it came too late to affect the outcome.
Sheffield FC’s struggles on the road continued, following a 4-1 defeat at ten-men Loughborough Dynamo - a result which left Club without a point to show from three away trips.
Rob Norris gave the home side a seven-minute lead after getting behind the back four to tuck a shot past the advancing Joe Green.
The Club ‘keeper made a great save minutes later when Norris again got in on goal once more and, at the other end, Joel Purkiss was denied an equaliser as the Loughborough ‘keeper made a save with his feet.
However, it was the hosts that got the next goal with Norris again the scorer on 24 minutes, rounding Green after taking a through pass in his stride.
Sheffield were given hope on 47 minutes as second half substitute Jahmal Smith quickly made an impact getting on the end of a Purkiss cross to halve the deficit.
Hopes were increased further moments later as Loughborough defender Mason Holwell was given a straight red card for bringing down Purkiss just outside the box. And from the resulting free-kick Lindley rescued his side by pushing Purkiss’s effort onto the crossbar.
Loughborough weathered the storm to restore their two goal cushion just before the hour when Nathan Watson found the back of the Club net from a free-kick at the other end.
Sheffield pushed to get back in the game but were caught out with a four-on-one break seven minutes from time. which finished with Stephen Towers tapping in a simple chance to seal the points.
Frickley Athletic went down to a narrow 1-0 defeat against early pace-setters Skelmersdale United at Westfield Lane. The Blues were sunk by a goal two minutes into the second half when Connor McCarthy tucked away from 12 yards from a pull-back.
A Shaun Tuton goal three minutes from time saw Buxton extend their unbeaten run to six games as the Buck climbed to sixth in the Premier Division, while Matlock Town had to settle for a point from a goalless home draw against high riding Ilkeston.
n Fixtures: Tomorrow, Premier Division: BuxtonFrickley Athletic, FC United of ManchesterMatlock Town.
n Division One South: Sheffield FCGresley FC.
n Wednesday, Division One South: Leek TownStocksbridge PS.