"Brighter and hungrier": Shaw rues missed chances as Frickley progress.
Last night saw the Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup Second Round clash between Sheffield FC and Frickley Athletic at the Coach & Horses in Dronfield, writes Luke Phelps.
The visitors overcame Sheffield 4-0 to make it through to the Third Round.
Speaking after the game, manager Mark Shaw said his team were “outworked” and “outmuscled”.
Frickley dominated for large parts of the game, scoring two either side of half time.
“We didn’t create enough chances, especially in the first half when we had a lot of possession”.
“They (Frickley Athletic) took their chances well”, and “created better chances”.
Shaw made six changes to his side that drew 2-2 away to Stamford at the weekend, stating that he used the competition to help with player fitness, something he says is “really important” to the club.
Frickley forward Jacob Hazel got a brace last night, his fifth goal against Sheffield FC this season.
When asked if there was a plan to stop Hazel last night, Shaw said no – “it’s about trying to get close to players all over the pitch, we didn’t do that well today”.
“Next time we play him (Hazel), there’ll be someone trying to stop him directly”.
Sheffield FC’s next match comes on Saturday when they host Newcastle Town in the Evo-Stik First Division South.
“We’ve got a good training session planned for Thursday - the group will be brighter and hungrier”.
“Newcastle are on a good vein of form, we’ll be looking for another competitive performance like we did against Stamford”.
Sheffield FC (20th) will be hoping for a result against play-off hopefuls Newcastle Town (7th) on Saturday, kick-starting their climb up the table.