Steels lose classic Cup tie but Club march on

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Stocksbridge crashed out of the Doodson Sport League Cup last night after a 5-3 extra time defeat to Blyth Spartans.

In a third round tie, Steels went in front inside the first 15 minutes with full-back Ben Turner scoring for the second time in four days.

Blyth were back on level terms on the half hour mark when Wayne Buchanan tapped in the rebound after a shot had come back off the post. And two minutes before the interval the visitors had turned the game on its head through a Ryan McGorrigan chip .

It stayed that way until the 78th minute when Jordan Thewlis tucked home from 12-yards to restore parity once more. Danny South looked to have won it for Steels on 85 minutes nodding in from a Bettney corner but with a minute remaining Blyth’s Andy Jennings went clear to take the tie into extra time.

However, Sheffield FC edged their tie with Brigg Town by the same scoreline thanks to extra time goals from Ellis Wall and a Jack Muldoon brace to complete his hat-trick.

Steve Woolley made his 200th appearance for Club in their second round tie at Division One South rivals Town and it was Club who started the brighter and took the lead courtesy of an own goal from Brigg defender Mark Dudley, who planted a header past his own keeper.

But Brigg hit back to equalise on 37 minutes through Liam Dickens low strike which took a wicked bounce in front of Liam Flynn in the Sheffield goal.

Sheffield were rocked at the start of the second half when straight from the kick-off Danny Buttle was left unmarked to tuck away a cross from the right.

Woolley had a goal ruled out for offside before Club drew level on the hour, Andy Gascoigne putting Muldoon in on goal to score with a composed finish after rounding the keeper to tie the scores at 2-2.

In the NCEL Division One, Worsbrough Bridge Athletic and Hallam shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw at Park Road.