Steels back to winning ways


Loughborough Dynamo 2 Stocksbridge PS 3

Steels got back to winning ways with an impressive 3-2 win away at relegation threatened Loughborough Dynamo.

On 7 minutes Steels striker Joe Lumsden forced Jack Tolley in the Loughborough goal to make a save with a volley from just from just outside the area

David Reay had to be alert after Steels gave away a freekick just outside the penalty area and Lavell White's shot was on target.

But it was Stocksbridge that took an early lead on 17 minutes when George Grayson turned home a Nat Crofts cross from the right to give the keeper no chance.

Lavell White looked the most threatening for the home side and on the 20th minute he saw his powerful left foot shot go narrowly wide. From the resulting goal kick Steels went straight down the other end of the pitch, but a last ditch tackle by Louis Keenan prevented Steels Nathaniel Crofts going clear.

Just before half-time the action intensified Crofts had a good chance which flew over the bar and Dynamo forward Karl Demidh was sent off for a second yellow card.

Just when it looked as if the home team could reach half time with just the one goal deficit, Steels doubled their lead. In the first minute of added time Lumsden broke clear and sidefooted past Tolley to give Stocksbridge a 2-0 lead.

Straight after the break the home side reduced the deficit, good work from Durkin down the Loughborough left saw him reach the byline and pull back a cross for Keenan to score from close range.

Steels had a good chance minutes later when striker Scott Ruthven was on the end of a cross but headed over the Dynamo bar. In the sixty-fourth minute Ruthven drew a fine save from Tolley, who turned his powerful shot onto the bar, the ball bouncing away to safety.

In the 73rd minute Steels extended their lead when Brodie Lichfield picked up a loose ball and curled it home from distance.


Eco-Power Environmental Stadium, 

Bracken Moor Lane, 

Stocksbridge, 

Sheffield, S36 2AN.                                                   

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