Kidsgrove v Steels - Preview

By Paul Webster

Stocksbridge Park Steels travel to lowly Kidsgrove Athletic aiming to get their play-off push back on track.

Steels were held to a 1-1 home draw by play-off rivals Cleethorpes Town last weekend when the visitors grabbed a stoppage time equaliser.

It left Chris Hilton’s side without a league win in the least six which sees them down in 10th spot in Division One South and five points behind Stamford who occupy the last play-off spot.

Stocksbridge have drawn four during the six-match winless run which Hilton recently admitted had cost his side dearly as they slipped out of the top six.

However, the trip to fifth bottom Kidsgrove presents the Bracken Moor club the opportunity to get back on the winning trail once more.

Steels beat the Staffordshire side 3-2 in the reverse fixture at the beginning of November when they had led 3-0 inside the opening 40 minutes. Kidsgrove have since won just two of the last nine league outings but showed their battling qualities once again last weekend when they came from 2-0 then 3-1 down to draw 3-3 at Loughborough Dynamo.


Eco-Power Environmental Stadium, 

Bracken Moor Lane, 


Sheffield, S36 2AN.                                                   

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