Ten-men Sheffield FC extend good recent run with Lincoln win

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Ten-men Sheffield FC made it two home wins in the space of four days after beating Lincoln United 3-1 at Dronfield last night.

Club got just the start they were looking for when Benny Igi-Ehon turned smartly to fire them into a sixth minute lead.

Lincoln replied almost immediately, hitting the crossbar. The visitors had been building up a head of steam and equalised just past the half hour mark through Paul Grimes.

And Club suffered a huge blow just before the break when they were reduced to ten-men with Igi-Ehon, who had come in for some heavy handed treatment, shown a straight red for retaliation.

Sheffield made a bright start to the second half as substitute Matt Roney rattled the Lincoln crossbar. The visitors then had a goal ruled out for offside while Jamie Green had to make a smart save with his legs to prevent Club going behind.

However, Andy Kiwomya’s side grabbed the lead on 79 minutes when Conor Glavin netted. Club then wrapped up an excellent win four minutes from time when Shaq McKenzie converted a Ben Turner cross.

Stocksbridge, meanwhile, slipped to a first defeat of the season with a 2-1 reversal at Leek Town after Chris Hilton’s side had gone in front.

Steels defended well in the first half as the home side pressed, hitting the woodwork twice. But it wasn’t all one way traffic; Rory Coleman lined up a free-kick only to hit it high and wide and Jack Poulton went much closer with a powerful shot.

Stocksbridge edged in front on 52 minutes through a Coleman penalty, awarded for handball. However,the lead lasted just five minutes as Leek leveled matters up through a Marc Strzyzewski header. Leek completed the turnaround on 75 minutes when Dan Cooper’s looping header dropped under the bar.

Frickley Athletic beat Ilkeston FC 3-1 courtesy of a Zeph Thomas first half hat-trick.

Hallam saw their unbeaten run come to an end in a 3-2 defeat against Bottesford Town.

The Countymen, who finished with nine men and Bottesford with ten, had led 2-0 with goals from Michael Blythen and Max Pemberton only for the visitors to score three times inside the last 15 minutes.