Steels close gap on Spalding


Stocksbridge PS 4 Market Drayton 1

By James Grayson www.nonleagueyorkshire.com

Photos: Chris Clancy & Ian Revitt

Stocksbridge remain on for the play-offs after a seventh consecutive victory after coming from behind at Bracken Moor.

The Steels need four points from their final two games to guarantee a play-offs spot.

Nicholas Porter’s spectacular free kick gave Drayton a fourth minute lead, but that was soon wiped out by red hot Stocksbridge, whose striker Scott Ruthven cancelled it out with a close range finish.

His partner Joe Lumsden got in on the act with a superb turn and finish as half-time approached. The Steels even had time for another goal before the interval as Liam McFadyen netted from a corner.

Influential midfielder Harrison Biggins added the the fourth in the closing minutes. Biggins, who has a penchant for spectacular long range strikes, scored a simple tap-in.