STEELS MOVE CLOSER TO PLAY-OFF PLACES

Updated: Jan 26

Chasetown 0 Stocksbridge PS 2

Two clean sheets on the bounce and a workman like performance from the Steels puts them into the playoffs.

It was hard work and determination from the start to the end that gave Steels the well deserved victory.

Steels had to cope with pressure, with both Chasetown full backs pushing on, and Wheildon for Chasetown pulling the strings, but it was Steels who went in front after a good move from Mangham and Nodder found Ross Goodwin free who slotted home past Curtis Pond.

Chasetown had two excellent opportunities to equalise but both Williams and Beddows rushed their chances and made it easy for Carney.

The second half saw Substitutions for both teams Josh Nodder went off injured and Chasetown took off influential midfielder Wheilden.

Both teams changed tactics and Chasetown pushed on to the Steels back four even more but created less chances and the Steels back four remained resolute.

Steels could have 4/5 on the counter but the wrong decision at the wrong time let Chasetown off the hook.

It was the best move of the game when Stocksbridge took all 3 points. Whitham found Mangham on the left, he went past his man and got to the byline to cut back to Kurtis Turner, who drilled the ball past Curtis Pond on 85 minutes.

Steels saw the game out in typical workman performance and moved themselves into the playoffs.