Defensive mistakes cost Steels


Stocksbridge PS 1 Leek Town 2

Although there was a spirited fightback from Chris Hilton's team, Steels lost this game in the first half after two uncharacteristic defensive errors gave the visitors a two goal cushion going into the break.

On nine minutes a clumsy challenge from right back Josh Meade gave away a free kick just outside the box and Dan Shelley scored giving Steels keeper David Reay no chance.

Fifteen minutes before the break the visitors increased their lead, A defensive mistake down the right led to a cross which Tim Grice had no problems converting.

Following the half-time break Steels piled the pressure on to the visitors but it wasn't until the sixtieth minute, following good work from Harrison Biggins (pictured) which led to him to be tripped in the area, and he converted the resulting penalty.

And all though Stocksbridge piled on the pressure for the last thirty minutes the visitors held on for all three points.