Litchfield secures Steels victory


Stocksbridge Park Steels 2 Carlton Town 1

Steels took their run of home victories to 5 against Carlton Town who have never been victorious at the Look Local Stadium. A Rory Coleman penalty and a late goal by Brodie Lichfield gave the Steels the three points although they did concede a late consolation goal from Jordan Wilson.

Steels should have gone ahead early in the game when Jack Poulton did well down the left, his cross led to a scramble in the Calton goal area and Jack Steggles in the visitors goal saved a point blank range attempt from Scott Ruthven.

A minute later Darol Lucas should have put the visitors ahead when the ball was pulled back by Wilfred Gnahore and he shot over the steels bar from 10 yards. it wasn't long before Carlton had another clear cut chance this time it was the lively Gnahore who fired well over David Reay's bar from pretty much the same place.

Then the visitors had a reasonable shout for a penalty after David Reay had made a superb save from Lucas the ball rebounded to Gnahore who's shot seemed to be deflected wide by a defenders arm.

Just before the break Steels took the lead when Scott Ruthven was brought down by Eddie Schoenecher and it fell to Rory Coleman to score from the penalty spot. The home side could have easily extended their lead when Brodie Lichfield broke down the right, his cross found Scott Ruthven who skyed his attempt at goal. Stocksbridge went into the break 1-0 up with the visitors rueing the missed chances early in the half.

Straight after the break the home side had an early chance through Matt Reay who headed a Coleman corner just wide.

Mitchell came close for the visitors, he shot just wide of David Reay's right-hand post.

But it was Stocksbridge who increased their lead after a good move down the right so Brodie Lichfield tap in a good pass from substitute Ben Rhodes.

The visitors managed to consolation goal in the 90th minute through Jordan Wilson after a scramble in the goal mouth. The game finished 2-1 to Stocksbridge who remain 5th in the league on the same points as Cleethorpes.