Non-league weekend round-up: Stocksbridge Park Steels keep up fine form as Sheffield FC youngster nets his first goal
Stocksbridge Park Steels are back in the groove after beating bottom side Wisbech Town 3-1 at Bracken Moor.
It lifted Steels up to seventh in the BetVictor East Division where they are just three points shy of the play-off spots.
Chris Hilton’s side started on the front foot with Scott Ruthven having a header hooked off the line.
Then from Lewis Whittaker’s superb cross Luke Mangham looked sure to score only to see his header at the far-post blocked by the goalkeeper's legs..
Wisbech missed a great chance to take the lead when Charley Sanders somehow blazed over with the goal at his mercy.
Stocksbridge went close as Josh Nodder’s volley zipped wide, but it wasn't long before the opener arrived.
Mangham went down as he tangled with a defender just inside the area. The referee immediately pointed to the spot with Mangham picking himself up to coolly slot home the spot-kick.
The hosts doubled their lead just after the interval when Ruthven finished in style.
The visitors pushed forward in a bid to get back in the game, which they did on 76 minutes. Liam McFadyen’s attempted clearance from a free-kick deflecting in off defensive partner Reece Fielding for an own-goal.
Stocksbridge though put the result beyond doubt with third on 88 minutes through Nodder.
Sheffield FC came away with a point from a 1-1 draw at Ilkeston FC, but will feel it should have been all three having created enough chances.
Club got their reward for a positive start as they edged in front on 19 minutes. Ted Cribley getting to the byline to pull the ball back for Sheldon Jordan to steer home his first senior goal for the club.
Ilkeston restored parity on 56 minutes, when from a flick-on Keiran Wells headed home.
Handsworth got back on the winning trail with an impressive 4-1 victory at NCEL Premier Division promotion chasers Yorkshire Amateur.
The goals came from Bailey Hobson, Leon Osbourne, Marley Grant and Jamie Austin.
Hallam saw their home clash with Division One leaders Skegness rained off.