Beware of the ‘whipping boys’

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SHEFFIELD FC go into tomorrow’s home game against Lincoln United determined to bounce back from a 4-1 defeat at Loughborough Dynamo.

Assistant manager Chris Adam said: “It’s a good game for us, we won 6-2 at their place on the opening day of the season so they are going to want to come and try to turn us over,” said Adam.

“They looked like being the whipping boys earlier in the season. But credit to them they have picked up some good results since, including beating the leaders Coalville, so it will be tough game.”

Adam also revealed that manager Curtis Woodhouse has been trying to bring in a couple of new signings over the next few days.

“We are not far off being a top three side,” said the assistant boss.

Sheffield have won just one of the last six league games picking up five points from the 18 on offer which leaves them in 10th and six points outside the play-off places but with two games in hand. Lincoln are fifth from bottom of Division One South.

Stocksbridge Park Steels travel to play-off chasing Chorley. Boss Darren Schofield believes his team are capable of getting the right result. “It’s a tough game; they are all tough in this league,” said Schofield.

Steels go into the game second from bottom and without a win in the last three.

However, Chorley -who won an entertaining game 5-4 at Bracken Moor on the opening day of the season - are having a torrid time in the league picking up one point from the last six outings.

Frickley Athletic host Hednesford Town. The visitors are unbeaten in the last 10 and know three-points could see them go top if leaders North Ferriby United slip up at Buxton. Frickley have been beaten just twice in nine at home.

Worksop Town entertain promotion rivals Ashton United with four points separating the Tigers in seventh and Ashton in fifth. Simon Clark’s men will be hoping to stretch their unbeaten league run to seven games.

Matlock Town will aim to turn giant killers when they host Blue Square Bet Premier side Luton Town in the second round of the FA Trophy at Causeway Lane.