Fri, 08. Sep. 2017

Newcomers offer difficult test for Club

Sheffield FC host Evo-Stik League newcomers, writes The Star's Paul Webster, with Peterborough Sports the visitors to Dronfield.

Peterborough cruised to the United Counties Football League Premier Division championship last season by a 18-point margin losing just to games along the way.

Although Club have not won in five league outings the flip side of the coin is that Mark Hume’s side have only been beaten once which came on the opening day of the season having since drawn the last three on the spin.

Hume was frustrated after an injury goal robbed them of victory at Corby Town last weekend.
“It was gut wrenching to concede so late.” said the Sheffield boss.

“It was an even first half but then we scored then could have had another. We then sat back instead of carrying on what we were doing. We need to learn from that.

“In fairness, I would have taken a point beforehand not many teams will go there and get a point, it was just disappointing we didn’t see it out.

Hume wasn’t too concerned with the 5-0 league cup defeat at Scarborough during midweek in what was a much-changed line-up saying. “We had a lot of players carrying knocks. It’s not a competition we’re too bothered about, so I wasn’t to risk players. Credit it to the young lads that played, it wasn’t a great scoreline but they did us proud."

Lee Cooksey, Ben Algar, Richard Adams, James Gregory and Andy Gascoigne are all expected to return for the visit of Peterborough, a game Hume is keen for his side to get their first three pointer. “It will be our sixth league game so we need to get some wins on the board. If you look at it the other way we’ve only lost just once in the league, draws are ok but the points don’t add up that much.

“A couple of wins and you soon climb up the table. We need to carry on what we are doing you can see its coming (a win). It will be tough against Peterborough they’ve had a good start, we’ll get a bit of information on them and prepare accordingly.”

The visitors suffered their first league defeat in five on Tuesday going down 4-1 at home against early pacesetters Cleethorpes Town.

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