Non-league weekend preview: Sheffield FC aim to go six unbeaten - Stocksbridge sign Manchester United stopper

Sheffield FC will be looking to make it six games unbeaten when they entertain Chasetown in the BetVictor South East Division on Saturday.

Thursday, 28th November 2019, 4:00 pm
Stocksbridge have not been in action for a fortnight.

Club boss Gavin Smith is looking for an improved performance from that at Wisbech Town in the last outing when they came from 2-0 down to snatch a late point.

"We were very poor to be honest especially in the first half,” said Smith.

"We started really slow and didn’t deal with the the direct ball. We needed to get the ball down and pass it around .

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"The second half we looked much better and I always thought we would get back in the game.

“We’ve scored from two set-pieces and once again kept going until the end which was very pleasing.

"In the end I was happy to get a point.

“We’re four points off the top and five undefeated so considering everything that’s gone off in recent weeks with players leaving its not all doom and gloom.

"Chasetown is a very winnable game on paper. If we do the basics right then our quality will show and hopefully we’ll come away with all three points.”

Chasetown arrive at the Coach & Horses ground without a league win in six since beating Newcastle Town 4-2 away, back in September.

Stocksbridge Park Steels will be hoping for a return to match action when they travel to lowly Market Drayton Town.

Steels have not played since the stunning 5-2 win at high-flying Ilkeston Town a fortnight ago, having had last weekend's home game against leaders Carlton Town along with the midweek trip to Frickley Athletic in the Sheffield Senior Cup postponed.

Theoretically Stocksbridge could go top if they win and results elsewhere go their way, so tight is the situation at the top of the table.

The match should see Jacob Carney make his second debut for the club.

Steels have pulled off a coup after landing the Manchester United under-23 goalkeeper for a second loan spell, while Ed Hall recovers from a knee injury.

Hallam will be desperate to get back on the pitch once more after seeing four of the last five Toolstation NCEL fixtures washed out.

The Countrymen take on Rossington Main at Sandygate Road having not played since a 5-2 defeat at Campion on November 9.

Struggling Rossington have yet to win away in the league this season but will go into the game boosted by the 3-3 draw against Dronfield Town in the last outing which took them out of the bottom two on goal difference.

It will be a confident Handsworth that travel to ninth-placed Thackley, where the Ambers will be looking to make it four league wins in five.

Russ Eagle’s side will be looking to complete the double, having already won at Ainsbury Avenue 4-1 in the FA Cup back in August.