Newcastle Town F.C. 1 Stocksbridge Park Steels 3
Match report from The Man on the Terrace. Photos: Ian Revitt An eventful afternoon at Newcastle saw the Steels win and move up to sixth place in the The Northern Premier League South East.
With manager Chris Hilton having to make late changes due to Reece Fielding being taken ill on the coach, the Steels started brightly against a good quick and youthful Newcastle, and after only 3 minutes a cracking move ended with Scott Ruthven missing a glorious chance.
Playing on one of the best looking pitches i have seen for a while, some smooth passing football was being played by both sides, Ruthven had 2 further chances and Kane Swinburn had shots just off target, which proved to be costly as on 38 minutes James Askey ran 50 yards unchallenged to pass to Jordan Cole to slam home.
The second half started brightly and on 49 minutes Ruthven made amends and slotted home the equaliser.
Swinburn was replaced on 60 mins by Clarke Greaves, and just after Josh Nodder pulled up and was replaced by Lee Thompson, on 68 mins Luke Manghan was brought down in the box, and duly smashed home the penalty for his 10th Goal of the season.
This put pressure on our defence and Ludlam, McFadyen and Foulkes stood firm to keep us in control, and the game was finally finished off with an outstanding goal from Clarke Greaves, taking the ball from an attacking forward in his own half, he went past one player after another to fire home a stunner, bet he dreams of this day for years, the game finished just after the re-start,
We wish to thank Newcastle Town F.C. for their hospitality and wish them well for the rest of the season, and thanks to our travelling supporters.