Stocksbridge Steels hammer Roses rivals Clitheroe

Harrison Biggins put Stocksbridge ahead at Clitheroe from spot  - Pic: Ian Revitt.
Harrison Biggins put Stocksbridge ahead at Clitheroe from spot - Pic: Ian Revitt.
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Stocksbridge Park Steels strolled to a 5-0 win at Clitheroe as Steels dumped their hosts out of the FA Trophy at the preliminary round stage for second successive season in their own backyard.

Joe Lumsden was hauled down in the area leaving Harrison Biggins to confidently put away the spot kick. Scott Ruthven increased the lead after intercepting a pass to place a shot under the keeper. Steels took a firm grip on the tie with a third on 58 minutes, Lumsden with a superb finish over the keeper.

Three minutes later and Chris Hilton’s side went 4-0 up as Nat Croft showed neat footwork to coolly slot past the keeper.

Stocksbridge had the final word when Adam Hinchliffe made it 5-0 from a free-kick.

Ramsbottom United sent Sheffield FC crashing out 3-1 to gain revenge for Club’s FA Cup victory in August.

James Colliver side were left facing a uphill battle after Ramsbottom had stormed into a 3-0 lead in the opening 19 minutes.

Sheffield pulled one back just past the half hour mark through Jamie Hadfield who had time to pick his spot from a corner.

Hopes of a second half fight back never really materialised although had Ross Goodwin hit the target with a decent chance on 70 minutes from Connor Hall’s square pass the outcome may have been different.

Shaw Lane AFC enjoyed a straightf orward 2-0 home win over Scarborough Athletic side that finished the game with nine-men.

Rob Bordman was the Ducks hero with both goals. The first coming on seven minutes with a sweet strike into the bottom corner before volleying in goal number two 10 minutes later after the Borough defence had failed to clear.

In the Premier Division, Frickley Athletic slipped to a third league defeat on the spin losing 3-1 at Sutton Coldfield Town.

The home side led 2-0 early in the second half but a Luke Mangham powerful drive on 64 minutes gave the Blues hopes of rescuing a point until Sutton grabbed a third three minutes from time.

Buxton pulled three points clear at the top after following a 3-0 home win against third-placed Whitby Town. Matt Williams and Bradley Abbott goals putting the Bucks 2-0 up at the break with Niall Doran sealing the points with the third 18 minutes from time.

Matlock Town returned to Workington five days after their FA Cup replay 3-1 success to take all-three points in the league with a repeat scoreline.