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Istead delighted with 5-star Ambers win

Just 48 after been announced as interim joint managers Steve Istead and Jon Froggatt took to the field on Wednesday night in the Sheffield and Hallamshire Senior Cup away at AFC Emley – and the trip back East along the M62 was made a lot easier by a 5-star Handsworth performance.

A brace from Jake Currie alongside goals from Jed Phillips, Ollie Fearon and Joshua Hemmingway sealed the win and a perfect start under the new interim regime.

Instead was pleased with the Ambers performance and victory, “Obviously it was a great start for me, Froggy and Hirdy as management team but more importantly I was chuffed for the lads.

“We spoke before the game about a few things we wanted to implement. And the lads took it on board and really produced at times. We are under no illusions it will be like that every week and won’t get carried away.

“We have a lot of injuries and little niggles across the team and struggled to put a squad out tonight. Lads played through injury and illness for us so we will have to see what’s available to us for Saturday and try and build on tonight’s performance.”

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