Nine man Steels lose to Kidsgrove


Stocksbridge PS 0 Kidsgrove 2

By Jordan Sheppard

Five minutes into the game Steels had first chance of the game when a through ball from Liam McFadyen to Nathaniel Crofts enabled the winger to go on 25 yard run, he passes to Brodie Litchfield, who was unable to control it enough to test Kidsgroves keeper Chris Martin.

The lively Nat Crofts showing some great skills crosses the ball into Litchfield, Litchfield scouts out Ashley Burbeary who shoots but keeper Chris Martin pounces to his left side and saves, the ball went out for a corner.

Harrison Biggin’s had a decent shot on Goal but Kidsgroves right back Leon Ashman was on hand to put the ball out for a corner.

Against the run of play Kidsgrove broke the deadlock. Ross Davison's shot was parried away by David Reay straight into the path of Arron Johns to score, Steels 0-1 Kidsgrove

The visitors had a chance minutes later when Ben Mills had a shot but Steels keeper David Reay was on hand to make a good save.

Just before the break there was nearly a costly mistake from Steels captain Liam McFadyen but again David Reay saved from Ben Mills.

Half-time Stocksbridge 0-1 Kidsgrove.

The second half started with neither side making any real chances. Ten minutes into half time. Brodie Litchfield chipped the ball in the box to Scott Ruthven but his effort is saved by Chris Martin.

The main talking point of the second half came when Steels players Ash Burbeary and Corey Gregory were sent off for fighting with each other .

In the closing stages of the match Steels had 3 Corners in succession, with keeper David Reay going up to help out when the after a scramble in the visitors area the ball was clearly handled by a defender, the referee was the only person in the stadium who didn't see it, Kidsgrove broke quickly and Harry Clayton shot into an open goal

The match ended Steels 0-2 Kidsgrove : Arron Johns 24’ Harry Clayton 90+4’