Club can’t break deadlock against basement side

Jack Barnett clearing to safety. sheffield v quorn
Jack Barnett clearing to safety. sheffield v quorn
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Sheffield FC saw two precious points slip away as bottom of the table Quorn frustrated Mark Shaw’s side and left the BT Local Business Stadium with a share of the spoils from a drab goalless draw.

Club had the better of the chances but failed to break down a resolute Quorn defence. Nathan Modest went closest to breaking the deadlock in the first half with an effort that flew just over the crossbar.

In the Premier Division, Stocksbridge Park Steels remain in the bottom four after a 4-2 defeat at Kendal Town where all the goals came in the second half.

Steels went in front four minutes after the break when Richard Stirrup was brought down in the area by the Cumbrians goalkeeper Craig Dootson, leaving skipper Brett Lovell to send the keeper the wrong way from the penalty.

Kendal hit back through a Mark Jackson, who steered home at the back post. Muldoon twice went close to restoring Stocksbridge’s lead before Kendal rocked Willcock’s men with two goals in as many minutes.

Danny Wisdom gave the home side a 66th minute lead and two minutes later Ashley Dunne forced the ball home from close range after Stockbridge failed to deal with another cross into the box.

Muldoon pulled one back on 71 minutes, however, the hosts sealed the points four minutes later when Dunn bundled the ball over the line.

Frickley Athletic slipped to a third defeat on the spin losing 2-0 at Stafford Rangers, where the Blues were not helped by the controversial sending off of Danny South just before the hour for a second yellow card.

Rangers went close when Matt Bell curled in a fine 25-yard effort and the home side wrapped up the points with second goal seven minutes from time through a Michael Carr penalty.

A second half goal saw Worksop Town put a dent in Hednesford Town’s title charge as the Tigers ran out narrow 1-0 winners at Sandy Lane.

The decisive goal came 10 minutes into the second half when Jamie Jackson was brought down in the area and Mark Hudson stepped-up to place his spot kick wide of the keeper.

Moments earlier Hednesford wasted a glorious chance to go in front when James Osborne fired wide of the upright with only Tigers goalkeeper Jon Worsnop to beat.

Worksop had gone closes to breaking the deadlock in the first half through Chris Wood whose effort was scrambled off the line.

Buxton gave their survival hopes a boost with a 4-3 win in the six-pointer at relegation rivals Whitby Town.