Sheffield FC’s horror home form must end this weekend

Jamie Hadfield: hand injury
Jamie Hadfield: hand injury
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Sheffield have the chance to put their home form back on track this weekend when they take on Romulus at home.

The wheels have well and truly come off at the Coach and Horses as Club slipped to a seventh defeat in eight losing out 2-0 to Goole AFC on Wednesday evening

However, it is likely to be a much patched up Sheffield side that takes on the West Midlands outfit, who will be seeking to complete a league double after winning the reverse fixture 4-2 back in November,.

Manager Jordan Broadbent is already without defenders Jamie Hadfield and Reece White through injury. Hadfield broke his hand in the 2-2 draw at Stocksbridge Park Steels on Easter Monday, while White suffered a bad shoulder injury in that game that could sideline him for the rest of the season. Full back Ben Turner has joined injury list after picking up a knock against Goole.

But Broadbent could be boosted by the return from injury of striker Ashley Longstaff after missing the last three games. Broadbent aid. “We’ve five games left and I’d like to finish on 50-points which would be six more than last season which considering the transition this season I’ll be pleased with that.”

Stocksbridge travel to mid-table Coalville Town for their penultimate away game of the campaign. Chris Hilton’s side can now enjoy the remaining four games of the season after successive 2-2 home draws against Sheffield then Norton United ended any lingering relegation fears.

Coalville have lost just once in nine at the Owen Street Sports Ground since the turn of the year, which came in a 2-1 reversal against Stafford Rangers on Wednesday.

The Leicestershire drew 1-1 in what was their first ever visit to Bracken Moor last November where Lee Garside headed Steels equaliser 12 minutes from time.

Goalkeeper Sam Andrew is doubtful after picking up a knock but striker Brad Grayson along with midfielder Richard Stirrup and Lee Thompson are expected to return after missing the midweek game.

Relegation threatened Frickley Athletic go to second bottom Trafford in what is the first of two huge games in the space of four days with a trip to already relegated Belper Town on Tuesday.

Despite picking up a good point from a 1-1 draw at Whitby Town on Easter Monday, Karl Rose side have slipped into the bottom four following a poor run that’s seen the Blues win just once in the last 12 league outings.

Trafford have not won in 15 games since beating Matlock Town 4-2 away in December and their relegation will be rubber stamped if Frickley come away from Shawe View with at least point.

Buxton host Rushall Olympic knowing nothing g less than three points will keep their feint play-off hopes alive. The Bucks are five points outside the top five with three games remaining and it looks likely that five draws in an unbeaten run of seven games will ultimately prove costly.


Premier Division: Buxton v Rushall Olympic, Trafford v Frickley Athletic.

Division One South: Coalville Town v Stocksbridge Park Steels, Sheffield FC v Romulus.