Woodhouse eyes League second spot

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SHEFFIELD FC will look to make it two league wins in five days with a victory over Rainworth Miners Welfare at Dronfield.

Curtis Woodhouse saw his team come back from 2-1 down at half-time at Gresley FC on Tuesday to win 3-2 and climb to fourth in Division One South.

Three points against a Rainworth outfit without an away win in the league this season could even see Club move into second spot should Kings Lynn Town fail to pick up a point at Mickleover Sports. Although at this early stage of the season Woodhouse will just be pleased that his side are amongst the front runners.

Woodhouse though will want his side to step up their home form after winning just one of their three games there. That was a 2-0 victory over Kings Lynn, while there have been defeats against Loughborough Dynamo and Abbey Hey in the FA Cup.

The Sheffield boss must decide whether to stick with 11 that started at Gresley or recall Vill Powell after the experienced striker was an unused substitute in midweek after returning from injury.

Stocksbridge Park Steels boss Chris Willcock will be hoping their game at Matlock Town can help his side to a first win of the season.

Steels have not won in nine league and cup outings and slumped to the bottom of the Premier Division table on goal-difference following a 1-0 reversal at Witton Albion.

It was made all the more painful with fellow strugglers Eastwood Town, and Frickley Athletic both winning and Whitby Town picking up point a point at North Ferriby United where former Steels striker Jack Muldoon did his old team a favour scoring the hosts’ last minute equaliser.

Matlock too are not in the best of form having not won in the last four, although the Gladiators did earn a draw at Grantham Town earlier in the week.

Frickley had a timely boost ahead of a FA Cup Second Qualifying Round tie at Chorley after the Blues picked up their first league win of the season on Tuesday coming from a goal down to beat Ilkeston 2-1.

Frickley have already tasted success in the FA Cup with a 2-0 victory at Worksop Town in the previous round that netted the club £3,000 in prize money.

And with a further £4,500 up for grabs Karl Rose’s men are keen to continue their cup exploits to help boost the fundraisings towards a planned new changing room complex at Westfield Lane.

Buxton are also in FA Cup action where they face a potential bananas skin away at Division One South high-flyers Stamford.

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