Cleethorpes 1 Stocksbridge PS 1
Steels travelled to Cleethorpes on Saturday, Cleethorpes where one place above Stocksbridge in second place but 6 points in front. steels manager Chris Hilton had to make several changes with several players having flu, centre half Matt Ray was missing through suspension, and the manager had to name himself on the bench to make up the numbers.
The home side had early chances through Alex Flett who fired over the bar and John Oglesby who's effort was on target but goalkeeper David Reay saved easily. Joe Lumsden had the Steels first real attempt on goal after good work down the right cutting in side shooting straight at keeper Richard Walton.
Minutes later midfielder Jack Poulton had a long range shot just flew Over the bar.
On 13 minutes the home side took the lead, midfielder Danny North spotted Luke Mascall’s running into the box and lifted the ball over the advancing David Reay.
Joe Lumsden equalised on 25 minutes after he controlled the ball well inside the box and is powerful shot gave Walton no chance in the Cleethorpes goal.
The home side piled on the pressure for the rest of the half and had a good chance through Mark Cooper who fired just wide, but the Steels defence held firm and went into the break on level terms.
Steels almost took the lead just after half time when Joe Lumsden had a fierce shot that hit the post and bounced to safety.
The home side had another good chance through Maskell but it was Lumsden who once again forced a good save from Richard Walton.
Steels had a good chance on 15 minutes when Brodie Lichfield did well down the Cleethorpes left but shot straight at the keeper when Lumsden looked to be in a lot better position.
The home side were reduced to 10 men on 75 minutes when Danny North clearly called the referee a cheat and quite rightly was given a straight red
A good point away at the second placed team for Stocksbridge, they now go on to face Belper on Saturday at the Look Local Stadium.