Stocksbridge in bottom four

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Stocksbridge Park Steels slumped to a fourth straight league defeat and their eighth match without a win after going down 2-1 at Barwell.

After a poorfirst half Steels improved after the break, pulling a goal back, but it wasn’t enough.

Two goals by Danny Newton had them 2-0 down in a first half in which Stocksbridge felt aggrieved when Mark Albrighton only received a yellow card after the Barwell man appeared to deliberately elbow Nathan Joynes.

Steels were back in the game 10 minutes into the second half. Brett Bowden Lovell was clumsily bundled over in the area leaving Joynes to send the keeper the wrong way from the spot kick. Despite a late spell of pressure Stocksbridge failed to find an equaliser and are now in the bottom four.

Sheffield FC lost 3-1 defeat at managerless Rainworth Miners Welfare where Club old boy Ashley Longstaff scored twice. Manager Ian Whitehorne said: “We got what we deserved, our first half performance was just totally lacklustre.”

Club, two goals down at the interval, made a bright start to the second half pulling one back on 59 minutes when Stuart Ludlam sent Zeph Thomas clear to steer a shot past the keeper.

Annerson made an excellent stop to deny Longstaff his hat-trick but the former Sheffield man had a hand in Rainworth’s third, putting Callum Lloyd through to wrap up the points five minutes from time.

Worksop Town picked up their second away win of the season, beating Nantwich Town 3-2. The Tigers got off to a flying start with Shane Clarke claiming the last touch after Tom Denton had flicked on a corner inside the first minute. Denton then nodded in to put Worksop 2-0 up with just three minutes on the clock. Nantwich pulled one back through Oliver Devenney on 33 minutes before Matt Bailey restored parity on 74 minutes. But just two minutes later Jack Muldoon headed in a corner at the back post for the winner.

Matlock Town and Frickley Athletic battled out a goalless stalemate, while Buxton toppled league leaders Skelmersdale United 2-0 with second half goals from Leon Osborne and Craig King.