Steels v Market Drayton - Preview


By Paul Webster

Fresh from the record busting 9-1 victory at Peterborough Sports last weekend, Stocksbridge Park Steels face a rejuvenated Market Drayton Town at Bracken Moor this weekend.

However, there will be no room for complacency though from Chris Hilton’s side as they look to make it seven without defeat.

Town claimed a first home win of the season on Tuesday evening beating Newcastle Town 5-2 to move off the foot of the Division One South table.

“That game has gone now its in the past (Peterborough), we look ahead to getting three points against Market Drayton on Saturday,” said Hilton. “We’ll treat them no differently to what we would if we were playing a team at the top end of the table. If you have ambitions to be in the play-offs then you should be winning most of your home games, and certainly against teams in or around the bottom with no disrespect to them (Market Drayton). If you work hard, look after the ball then your quality will show in the end.”

Hilton was naturally delighted with the win at Pereborough and particularly the way the players went about their jobs. “We were ruthless, even when we had the game sewn up the players were still wanting to create chances and score more goals. Peterborough had a little spell and created a couple of chances, other than that we controlled the game.

“We know we still need to tighten up a little but when we get the ball down and play like that we take some stopping. We look threatening everytime we go forward. Joe (Lumsden) and Brodie (Litchfield) are scoring goals. Rory (Coleman ) is still not fully fit yet but he has scored three since he rejoined us a few weeks ago and also sets up others.

“We’re up to fifth now with 14-points from seven games. If we can get 20-points from the first 10 games I’ll be delighted considering the start we had.”

Alex Wiles should have recovered from a knock after being taken off in the second half against Peterborough as a precaution ,while Hilton confirmed that Todd Jordan is in contention to play some part against Market Drayton following his injury lay-off.