Two year chase for teen striker

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Sheffield FC boss Mark Shaw took his summer signings to five after landing 19-year-old Conor Higginson from Blue Square Premier Mansfield Town.

General manager Ian Whitehorne said: “We have been trailing Conor for two years.

He spent last season on loan at Glapwell, scoring 23 goals. He is a clever, lively forward with an eye for a goal; we’re delighted to have him on board.”

Higginson, join other new-comers full-back Jack Barnett, striker Shane Kelsey, midfielder Charlie Weir and central defender Matt Varley.

Club have a friendly against Worksop Town at Dronfield tonight (7.30).

Shaw commented; “I’m hoping that Worksop will give us the most realistic test to the top level of football. It will be a very difficult game but that’s what we want.”

Stocksbridge Park Steels were forced to pull out of a friendly at Bridlington Town. Chairman Alan Bethel blamed injuries, holidays and cricket commitments and were not prepared to take a side consisting mainly of U18 players.

Steels will however, have a first team squad of 20 players for Wednesday’s game against Sheffield Wednesday, when Steels are hoping to include two new signings added to that of latest new arrival defender Chris Glarvey from Grantham Town.

Parkgate romped to a 4-1 triumph over Staveley Miners Welfare in the final of the Teversal Tournament.