Frickley Athletic 4 Stocksbridge PS 1
Photos: Ian Revitt
The game started brightly for Stocksbridge winning an early free kick just outside the Frickley area, unfortunately Luke Manghan's strike went straight into the wall.
On 13 minutes Steels went behind after a defensive mix-up following a poor clearance by Robert Ludlum, which left an easy chance for Jonathon Margetts, Frickley's inform striker to fire past Carney.
Steels was'nt behind long and 5 minutes later Lewis Whitham's free kick went straight past all the defenders and into the corner of the net.
It was the lively Whitham again on 26 minutes, this time cutting in from the left but shooting straight into the hands of the goalkeeper Thomas Jackson.
A couple of minutes later this time from the right hand side Whitham shot left footed which just missed Jackson's near side post.
Just before half-time Jacob Hazell had a flashing header from a corner and much to the delight of the Steels defence rebounded off the post to safety.
On the stroke of half-time Frickley's Thomas Davey's cross was only gathered by Jacob Carney on the second attempt unfortunately the ball had been deemed to cross the line and the home side went into the break to 2-1 up.
The second half got worse for the Steels with Frickley taking control, and just after the break Jacob Carney saved well from the impressive Margetts who should have increased the home sides lead.
But it was Margetts on 69 minutes who did well down they Steels left, he cut inside and fired a shot curling past Carney to make it 3-1.
Steels miserable afternoon was completed on 80 minutes after Margetts low Cross was tapped in by Bradley Wells at the far post.
An awful Stocksbridge performance in the second half, they must now try and pick themselves up for a New Year's Day encounter with Glossop North End at the Look Local Stadium, kickoff is 3.00pm