Sheffield FC came from behind to draw 3-3 on Saturday afternoon, as the first game post-Covid with spectators were treated to a goal-fest, against a lively and energetic looking Rossington Main side.
After a competitive opening to the game, it was the hosts that took the lead on 15 minutes, as they took advantage of a 50-50 tackle that fell kindly for them to tuck the ball under keeper Owen Evans.
Rossington were good value for money in the first half, and could have netted a second after a quick free kick saw Jordan Buckham free on goal, only for the striker to stab the ball wide.
The lead was doubled on the hour as keeper Callum Fielding’s wind assisted kick caught the Sheffield defence flat-footed, Rossington striker Jack Watson – who has made goal scoring appearances for Club this preseason – was fleet footed enough to take the ball around Evans, and slotting the ball into the empty net.
That lead was halved just seconds later, with Cody Prior’s corner picking out the head of Adam Chapman, who coolly steered the ball into the corner of the net. The home side restored the two-goal advantage with a carbon copy of their second goal, Fielding sending a wind-assisted route one ball over the top, and Watson latching on to take the ball round Evans to make it 3-1.
Credit to Sheffield though, as they were able to fight back once again, Jordan Sheldon steering the ball into the middle to pick out the veteran legs of Joel Purkiss who scrambled the ball over the line. Club levelled matters with two minutes to go, Prior’s corner causing mayhem in the Rossington box, with Nathan Nyamsi-Hendji hitting a fierce strike that deflected beyond the reach of Fielding.
Sheffield FC: Evans, Ludlam, Green, Prior, Magee, Cooksey, Yates, Kimberley, Jordan, Rhodes, Chapman. Subs: Hackford, Wonham, Nyamsi-Hendji, Purkiss.