Shaw Lane AFC 1 Stocksbridge PS 0
If you beleive there is no place in football for 3G pitches, you should visit Shaw Lane at Barnsley which provides the perfect argument against that view, it resembled Derby County's baseball ground back in the 1970s.
Although Steels started the brighter, the first half provided little chances for either team and ended in a midfield stalemate in the mud.
The second half started a bit better, Scott Ruthven coming close for the Steels. The home team scored the winner on 85 minutes, Jono Wafula shooting past David Reay, albeit from an offside position. On the balance of chances in the second half the league leaders just deserved to win this, but only just.
stocksbridge no face Romulus at home next Saturday 3 p.m. kick off