Stocksbridge Park Steel had the late drama go their way with Jordan Lemon equalising to earn a point against Sheffield FC.
Sheffield FC took the lead in the second half through a volley from Marc Newsham. The Steels equalised in the last few moments with an impressive strike from Jordan Lemon.
The Oldest Club got off to the better start but they did struggle to create clear cut opportunities in a first half that lacked much action. Several Sheffield corners early on in the game came to nothing and Nathan Modest also had an effort but that one would be comfortably saved by Harrison Davison-Hale.
It was a game that seriously lacked in much goalmouth action with very little to test either goalkeeper. But just before the end of the first half, Stocksbridge came very close to getting the lead. Towards the end of the half, they did start to exert themselves more and eventually the big chance came their way. The ball fell well to Lemon who smashed it goalwards but Jordan Pierrepont palmed it onto the bar to ensure the game stayed scoreless at the break.
Like in the first half, Sheffield started off brightly and had a great chance to take the lead. Stephen Brogan whipped in the free kick and both Modest and former Steel Steven McDonnell went in for the ball. They ended up defending each other from scoring the goal, meaning Stocksbridge did get a bit of a let off.
Unfortunately, Sheffield were able to get their goal with one of their substitutes changing the game. After a sustained piece of pressure, a miskicked cross actually ended up working better for Sheffield than what was intended. Substitute Newsham was able to hook his foot around the ball and divert it into the top corner to give the Oldest club the lead.
Stocksbridge looked to change the game, with Ian Richards deciding to go for it with Lewis Macaskill coming on for Elliot Murray. And the choice to bring Macaskill on would work again for the Steels as he was the one who switched the ball to find Lemon in space. He took a few touches before a lofted shot which despite getting a hand onto it, Pierrepont could not stop going in.
Neither team were able to settle down after the goal and other than a quick run from debutant Oliver Norman which caused some excitement among the away fans, neither team were able to get the win.
MOTM: Jordan Lemon
- vs Sheffield FC – 29/8/22 (Photos by Ian Revitt)
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