Sheffield are back in business

Sheffield FC returned to winning ways after two successive defeats with a 3-1 victory at Quorn where all the goals came in an action packed first half.

Club went in front after just six minutes with Matt Roney firing in a first time effort from a Nathan Foster cross. Sheffield increased the lead nine minutes later when Quorn central defender Kris Matthews turned a cross into his own net.

However, Matthews made amends when he pulled one back on 25 minutes with a powerfully hit shot. But Chris Dolby's men restored their two-goal advantage eight minutes later when Brian Cusworth forced home a Ryan Davis cross, after which the home side never looked like getting back in the game.

Worksop Town slipped to a third defeat on the bounce in all competitions despite taking a 1-0 lead at Kendal Town as the Cumbrians hit back to win 2-1 and put a dent in the Tigers promotion hopes.

Tigers had a scare on 23 minutes when Dave Foster blazed over from five-yards after Jon Kennedy had done brilliantly to keep out an Alex Taylor header. Worksop went in front two minutes before the break after Kendal defender George Melling turned a low Jamie Jackson cross into his own net.

Worksop went close to increasing their lead at the start of the second half when Tomlinson saw his header cleared off the line.

But an error by Kennedy gifted Kendal the equaliser on 50 minutes when the keeper allowed Keiran Walmsley's week effort to squirm under his body.

Five minutes later the hosts had turned the scored around with what proved to be the winner as Ashley Dunn waltzed through the Worksop defence before calmly slotted past Kennedy as the Tiger slipped to ninth in the table, though just four points outside the play-off places with games in hand.

Matlock Town remain third despite a 1-0 home defeat against play-off rivals Marine in a game littered with bookings and that saw both mangers sent to the stand in the second half. The decisive moment came 10 minutes into the second half with a well struck 18-yard drive from Jonathan Goulding that had the Gladiators keeper Adam Sollitt beaten all ends up.

Struggling Retford United were beaten 2-1 at home by Ashton United. It came despite the Badgers taking a 1-0 lead into the break when Dan White knocked home the loose ball after the Ashton keeper had spilled a corner. However, the visitors turned it around with two goals in five minutes from Aaron Burns early in the second half

The games involving Stocksbridge Park Steels at Burscough and Frickley Athletics' trip to leaders FC Halifax Town were postponed due to frozen pitches.

Tuesday - Premier Division: Stocksbridge Park Steels v Matlock Town.

Division One South: Sheffield FC v Kidsgrove Athletic.

League Cup Third Round: Durham City v Frickley Athletic, Skelmersdale United v Buxton.

Wednesday - Premier Division: Worksop Town v Mickleover Sports.

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