Sheffield FC end long home drought

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Sheffield FC recovered from going a goal down against former Owls defender Jimmy Mullen’s Market Drayton Town side to win 3-1.

It gave Club a first home league victory since beating Northwich Victoria 2-1 at the end of October.

Sheffield’s debutant goalkeeper Adam Billard, signed from Stocksbridge, made a smart double save as the visitors made a lively start.

Town took the lead five minutes before the break. Karl Colley’s clumsy challenge on Neville Thompson in the area gave the visitors a penalty from which Thompson picked himself up to convert.

Sheffield sent on Vill Powell for the second half in place of Bjorn Taylor. The move paid off as Powell grabbed the equaliser on 56 minutes pouncing on a loose ball after Colley’s volley had been blocked at a corner.

And Powell that had a hand in Sheffield going 2-1 up in the 72nd minute, clipping the ball to the far post where Jack Muldoon sent a header back across goal into the opposite corner.

Billard made a fine save as Market Drayton looked to get back on level terms. However, the hosts put the result beyond doubt in time added on when Muldoon seized on a poor back header to round the keeper.

Two late goals saw Worksop Town slip out of the play-off places with a 2-0 home defeat against Nantwich Town.

The Tigers might well have had the game wrapped up before the interval. Lee Potts fired over and Tom Denton had a header cleared off the line then in first half stoppage time new signing from Sheffield Wednesday Cecil Nyoni hit the post.

Denton headed just over at a free-kick early in the second half then Steve Towers fired inches wide.

With eight minutes remaining Darren Moss headed Nantwich ahead and the second cameon 90 minutes through Josh Lane.

Frickley Athletic missed out on the chance to ease their relegation fear after being held at home 0-0 by fellow strugglers Grantham Town. Matlock Town were beaten 2-1 at home by promotion chasing Witton Albion.

Stocksbridge’s home game against Stafford was postponed due to a frozen pitch

TUESDAY - Division One South; Leek Town v Sheffield FC.