Worksop Town took the spoils at Stocksbridge Steels last night winning a 5-4 thriller that saw five goals in a crazy last 10 minutes.
Nathan Joynes put an early header wide for the home side but it was the visitors that took the lead on six minutes, Tom Denton heading home from a Phil Roe free-kick. Worksop extended their lead on 15 minutes. Ben Scott parried a Conor Higginson shot only for Jack Muldoon to knock home the loose ball on the strikers’ return his former club. Steels were back in the game when Brett Bowden Lovell beat the keeper Ben Gathercole to a Ben Turner cross.
However, Worksop restored their two goal cushion after the interval, Muldoon crossed low into the middle where Mettam turned the ball home.
Stephen Hoyle gave home side hope nine minutes from time rifling past Gathercole to make it 3-2. Three minutes later it was all square as Danny South converted a penalty after a foul on Andy Ring that resulted Worksop’s Alex Pursehouse being sent-off.
Mettam put Worksop 4-3 up in the 89th minute tapping in after Scott had spilled a Shaq McKenzie shot. Then in the second minute of time added South nodded in to make it 4-4 only for Denton to win it in the fourth minute of stoppage time heading in off the post from a free-kick.
After the game it emerged the home dressing room had been broken into and a Steels player’s car apparently stolen.
Frickley Athletic drew 1-1 at Barwell, while Worksop Parramore came from 3-1 down to beat NCEL leaders Thackley 3-1.
n Sheffield boss Ian Whitehorne is going through a roller coaster time with his team. Reflecting on Monday’s 3-0 league defeat at Romulus coming 48 hours after the superb FA Trophy victory at Ashton United, he said; “We had 15 minutes of madness and the game has gone. We had most of the possession after that, and had three of four good chances to get back in it. If we have learned from our mistakes, we’ll take that. We won’t be a million miles away as this is not a bad side. I expect us to bounce back.”