First Team vs. Marske United (1 : 3)
Sheffield FC's involvement in Cup Competitions ended on Tuesday evening, as they crashed out of the Integro League Cup, with a 3-1 home defeat to Marske United.
Callum Martin gave the visitors the lead on 14 minutes, with Mitchell Dunne levelling for the home side five minutes later, however goals from Jamie Owens and Craig Gott wrapped things up.
Club started the liveliest and went close twice in the opening minutes, with Ash Grayson teeing up Waide Fairhurst with a chance that was blasted over from close range, with Fairhurst going close after a defensive mix-up.
Moments later Stuart Ludlam's long ball split the defence, picking out Mitchell Dunne, who turned cutely and sharp to leave his defender and volleying just wide.
Despite the chances, it was the visitors who took the lead, after the home defence misjudged a ball over the top allowing Callum Martin to break clear and finish neatly.
The lead was short lived, with Dunne again the tormentor with a turn on the byline, before finishing at the near post from the tightest of angles.
After such a bright start, the chances soon dried up, with the best opportunities coming to the away side.
Chay Liddle was the one to go nearest, shooting wide after evading a series of tackles, and heading close just before the break.
The second half was a much quieter affair, with chances much more at a premium, and it was a controversial decision that was to give the game its ultimate direction.
On 66 minutes Brad Plant went down under a challenge, with the referee hesitant to decide whether or not it was worthy of a penalty award - eventually he pointed to the spot, with skipper for the night Jamie Owens striking an excellent kick out of the reach of Adam Kelsey.
The goal seemed to take the wind out off the hosts’ sails, and things were finally wrapped up in the 89th minute, when substitute Craig Gott made no mistake with a clinical finish after being left in too much space.
Sheffield FC: Kelsey, Darkin, Eagle, Yates, Chapman ©, Ludlam, Roney, Gascoigne, Dunne, Fairhurst, Grayson. Subs: Hastings, Wilson, Pugh, Winter, Mitcheson.
Marske United: Dean, Rowbotham, O’Sullivan, Hillerby, Owen, May, Waters, Liddle, Martin, Owens ©, Plant. Subs: Gott, Butterworth, Round, Watson.