First Team vs. Staveley Miners Welfare (2 : 3)
Sheffield FC succumbed to a first pre-season defeat against non-league opposition on Wednesday evening, as a fringe squad with several new faces lost 3-2 against a clinical Staveley Miners Welfare side, at a very wet and rainy Inkersall Road.
The Trojans opened the scoring on 18 minutes, as Brett Souter could only palm a rasping shot from Tom Ellis out, giving Jake Vernon an easy finish.
Staveley grabbed a second on 30 minutes, this time Kurtis Morley was left in space on the right flank, and drilled the ball into the far corner to make it 2-0.
Club had to wait until the second half to really kick into gear, with Mohammed Tijani stabbing home at the second attempt, following a Matt Roney corner in the 47th minute.
The two-goal advantage was restored on 68 minutes, as Sheffield lost possession in midfield, allowing Joe Bayne to drive on and strike the ball under Souter.
The scoring was complete nine minutes later, as Matty Walker delivered a fine corner into the mix, with Matt Morton hitting a fine volley on the turn.
Sheffield FC: Souter, Turnbull, Varley, Robson, Cooksey ©, Howe, Roney, Wiles, Tijani, Muskee, Walker. Subs: Magee, Ingham, Price, Dawes, Morton, Purkiss.