A fine win for Maltby Main in the Third Round of the Sheffield and Hallamshire Senior Cup as they travelled to the Look Local Stadium last night and saw off Northern Premier League Division One side Stocksbridge Park Steels 2-1; and Miners Manager, Scott Mason felt that his players got their just deserts, writes Colin Muncie.
In front of the crowd of 106 at Bracken Moor, Danny Frost (35 minutes) and Ross Duggan (38 minutes) gave the visitors a two-goal advantage at the break. Maltby missed a penalty, then saw Tyler Williams pull one back for Steels after 54 minutes; but the visitors saw the game out to advance in the Competition.
Scott told the Bootiful Game, “We’ve had a tough couple of games and played really well in both. Saturday’s match with Handsworth was a close game with us having the better of the chances, and on another day, we would have taken all the points. Last night at Stocksbridge, though, we fully deserved the win. In the first half we had great chances – which put us two nil up; we played some really good football and worked our socks off. In the second half we missed a penalty to kill the game – and then conceded a good goal. But credit to all the lads who never stopped working hard off the ball and defended really well again.”
Scott feels that his players haven’t had the rub of the green just recently. “We are just happy for all the lads because it’s been frustrating getting draws that really could or should have been wins,” he told us. “I’ve also got to mention Ross Duggan who scored a great goal; he’s been having a few tough weeks in front of goal and maybe I’ve been a bit tough on him. At the end of the day that’s his job – so to score such a quality goal last night makes me happy for him.”
“He won’t believe me though!”