Play-off chasing Club gear up for busy period

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AFTER being rained off on Monday, Sheffield FC have two games in three days coming up including a clash with one of their play-off rivals in Evo-Stik Division One South.

With a waterlogged pitch at Dronfield ruling out their fixture with AFC Goole, Sheffield now face successive away matches starting at eighth-placed Hucknall on Saturday.

Then, on Monday, they go to Ilkeston who are third, a point and a place above Sheffield, the oldest club in the world.

Although they have a game in hand on leaders Grantham, the 10 point gap is a formidable one and the realistic route to promotion appears to be via the play-offs.

At the moment, Sheffield are well placed in a play-off spot being four points ahead of the side (Sutton Coldfield) immediately outside the group and having two games in hand as well.

Local concerns are at the other end of the table in the Premier Division.

However, Stocksbridge Park Steels’ fine 4-1 win at Buxton on Monday lifted them over the Derbyshire club and to fourth bottom.

It means they are three points behind Frickley whose 2-1 home defeat to Whitby saw them sucked into trouble.