Worksop Town through to Sheffield Senior Cup fourth round with win over Frecheville


Worksop Town eased through to the fourth round of the Sheffield Senior Cup with a 4-1 victory over Frecheville.

Goals from Mark Fereday, Adam Ward, Jack Waddle and James Cottingham saw off the Sheffield men, who gave a great account of themselves but ultimately didn’t have enough.

It wasn’t a night without worry for Mark Shaw however, with both Conor Sellars and Phil Roe limping out of the contest.

It was a much changed Worksop who took on the County Senior League outfit, with six alterations from the team that took on Nostell on Saturday.

Lanzel Ried had a glorious chance to open the scoring when a quick break from the visitors saw the ball delivered to him at the near post, and he steered it across goal and just wide via a deflection.

It took 21 minutes for the game’s first goal to arrive.

Worksop had actually been under a spell of pressure, but play switched to the opposite end where Chris Adam won a corner - and when it was sent to the back post, Mark Fereday slammed home from an acute angle at the second time of asking.

Fereday almost made it 2-0 a minute later, running onto a through ball and blasting goalwards, Steve Cuddington making a good one handed stop.

Some smart football helped Tigers to work the ball towards Fereday in the middle of the box, and it was just taken off his toes as he shaped to shoot.

Good link up play saw Phil Roe release Jack Waddle, and his cross had Cuddington scrambling to parry at his near post.

Ben Dronfield was given the first yellow card of the night for leaving his feet to halt the run of Fereday, who looked to be scampering clear down the left.

Frecheville were by no means overwhelmed by the hosts, and themselves forged a good chance, the ball running nicely for Kane Lawrence to blast from 20 yards, not a million miles over the top.

And Fereday had another opportunity, Cuddington saving one handed his header from a decent Adam Ward cross.

It was Ward who grabbed the second goal, ignoring Conor Sellars who was screaming for a pass, and blasting past Cuddington from just outside the box.

Early in the second half Sellars went for a spectacular effort of his own and was unlucky to see the ball screw wide of the post.

But Jamie Hopkins can claim to be the player on the pitch with the least luck, having struck a beautiful shot that hit the right post, bounced along the line and struck the left post before falling into the arms of Jon Kennedy.

The woodwork made amends however, when after a lovely flowing move, Frecheville found the net, Ben Furniss’ volley going in off the upright.

Worksop restored their two goal lead with a fine piece of play, Ward turning on the edge of the box and playing in Jack Waddle whose touch took him past Cuddington and allowed him to find the empty net.

Sellars brought a diving stop from the visiting keeper, running onto the ball on the right and fizzing a low shot at goal.

Cuddington came to the rescue to keep it 3-1 when Jordan Hodder strode out of defence and found substitute Mitch Husbands, the striker denied by the diving goalkeeper.

But the last meaningful action saw him pick the ball out of the net, as James Cottingham hammered home from a couple of yards after the ball was fired in from the left by Husbands.

Worksop: Kennedy 7, Hodder 7, Roe 7 (Cottingham 83), Ward 7, Hadfield 7, Cooke 7, Sellars 6 (Hobson 77), Harrison 6, Fereday 6 (Husbands 62), Adam 6, WADDLE 7. Not used: Jordan, Woolley.

Frecheville: Cuddington, Barringham, Butler, Bedford, Dronfield, Hopkins, Lawrence, Bainbridge, Duggan (Furniss 59), Golland (Heald 69). Not used: Hewitt, Wiggett, Wood.

Referee: Mr R. Woodburn. Assistants: Mr M. Leneghan, Mr L. Bramley.

Goalscorers: Fereday 21, Ward 45, Waddle 71, Cottingham 90; Furniss 66

Yellows: Adam 90; Dronfield 36

Attendance: 360.