Updated: Mar 16
Stocksbridge PS 1 Cleethorpes Town 1
Photos: Pete Revitt
In front of a bumper crowd, of 398, Steels took on 3rd place team Cleethorpes Town, with the playoffs very much in mind for both teams.
In the early exchanges Carney saved well from former Steels striker Ross Hannah, but it was the Steels supporters who had the most to cheer about when Josh Nodders left footed long range shot rebounded off the far post goal into the visitors goal.
Minutes later smart work by Lewis Whitham down the right and a good cross to Manghan who's shot was smartly saved by Richardson with his feet in the Cleethorpes goal.
Steels had further good efforts from Trench with a long range left-footed shot, and Whitham, always a threat down the Steels right cut inside and shot Richardson making another good save.
On 23 minutes the visitors were slightly unlucky when a long range shot from Caine Winfarrah was deflected on to the underneath of the bar by Liam Mcfadyan but the ball landed safely in Carneys hands.
A few minutes into the second half Curtis Bateson had a diving header well saved by Carney.
And in the 57th minute Paul Walker equalised for the visitors. A corner from the right followed by a scramble in the Steels box the ball fell to Walker who blasted in from about 8 yards.
The Steels had the crossbar to thank, when a chip from Bateson went over the stranded Carney only to bounce of the woodwork.
The visitors increased the pressure, but an excellent Steels defence held on, and it was Stocksbridge who could have taken the spoils in the dying minutes when substitute Johnny Pugh had a decent chance, but his shot went into the side netting