Stocksbridge PS 3 Wisbech Town 1
Match Report: David Bradley Photos: Chris Clancy
Stocksbridge had to work hard to secure all 3 points against rugged Wisbech side.
Wisbech came out of traps quickly and put Stocksbridge under pressure for the 1st ten minutes, and should led but Charley Saunders lifted the ball over the bar from 3 yards.
Stocksbridge started to apply the pressure and on 29 minutes Steels were awarded a penalty for a foul on Luke Mangham.
Mangham got up and slotted the penalty home into the corner.
Wisbech should have been reduced to 10 men, when Charley Saunders caught Ross Goodwin with an elbow to the face, which the referee missed. Goodwin was left with a bloody face and no retribution for Saunders.
Wisbech came out second half, all guns blazing, but it was Stocksbridge who got the second, and it was cutest of drag backs from Scott Ruthven and shot into the bottom corner of Wilson’s net.
Wisbech got one back through an own goal from Reece Fielding after a big deflect. But it was Josh Nodder who sealed the points for the Steels with wonderful low curling shot which beat Wilson at the far post.
With around 7 minutes added to the game at the end, Steels held out to take all 3 points.