Steels last gasp winner at Rugby


Rugby Town FC 0 Stocksbridge PS 1

Striker Scott Ruthven (pictured) scored a 82nd minute winner for Stocksbridge, when he pounced on a loose ball after keeper Louis Connor did well to stop a Harrison Biggins shot from the edge of the area, to give them a valuable 3 points that keep them in a hunt for a play-off place.

Although the first half was a dull affair, Steels had most of the chances, on 16 minutes Harrison Biggins long range freekick flashed passed the post. Both Matt Reay and Scott Ruthven had difficult chances, Ruthvens chip was saved by Connor. Reay headed just wide from a Hinchliffe freekick.

Ashley Burbeary’s chip which Connor did well to save was the highlight of the first half, but both teams went into the break having had many clear cut opportunities.

The second half was a bit livelier although there were very few chances, Ash Berbeary had a shot saved by Conner low to his right, the keeper did well pushing it out for a corner.

Both Harrison Biggins and Nat Crofts miscued half chances, but it was Stocksbridge who came out winners.

Steels now face Kidsgrove at home on Saturday.

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