First Team vs. Gresley FC (4 : 1)
Evo-Stik League East Division
Free-scoring Sheffield FC moved up to ninth spot with a convincing 4-1 win over Gresley , writes Stuart James, with top-scorer Marc Newsham the man gabbing the headlines with a hat-trick to add to his tally.
The home side always looked the more positive from the off, with Jamie Kay the first to try his luck from distance, making the keeper make an awkward stop.
Club took the lead on 14 minutes and never looked back, as Mitchell Dunne burst down the right to fizz a tremendous ball into the middle, with the league’s top scorer Marc Newsham getting on the end to steer home.
Sheffield continued to press and look dangerous, and Mitchell Dunne went close by hitting the bar, with Leon Osborne forcing a save moments later.
The second came just on half time and took the stuffing out of Gresley, as Dunne once again made room to put another excellent cross in, with Newsham stooping to nod into the net.
After the restart Sheffield kept on the pressure, with Charlie Wakefield playing a superb ball to Osborne, and the end shot not far off the target. Shortly after the hosts were denied by the post, a good corner routine started by Jamie Yates, picking out Mitch Dunne who struck the foot of the post.
Just after the hour Sheffield wrapped things up, James Kay showing great pace on the left to put another killer cross, once more Newsham was there to tap in for his hat-trick.
Dunne went close once again, after good work from Newsham and Osborne found the speedster, once more the end product was off target.
Leon Osborne made it 4-0 on 69 minutes, being played into the box after a good run, hitting a left foot shot under the goalkeeper.
Club switched off towards the end, allowing Alex Steadman to get behind the defence, only to be denied by Ross Durrant's fine save, and Daz Winter clearing off the line. Seconds later Steadman grabbed a consolation lobbing over the keeper after some slack defending.
Sheffield FC: Durrant, Mackie, Kay, Wakefield, Lawrence, Winter, Yates, Gascoigne ©, Osborne,
Newsham, Dunne. Subs: Fairhurst, Ofoegbu, Mohammed,
Gresley FC: Livesey, Branch, Harrison, Barrett ©, Jellyman, Morris-Clarke, Lansdowne, Graves, Smith, O’Connell, Steadman. Subs: Lee, Morgan, Steele, McIntosh, Evans.