Non League: Nolan leveller denies Steels win over Blyth

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A stoppage time equaliser denied Stocksbridge Park Steels all three points against Blyth Spartans in a 1-1 draw at Bracken Moor.

Stocksbridge broke the deadlock on 29 minutes when Chris Bettney’s deep cross sailed over the keepers head into the far corner.

Six minutes before the break a contentious penalty awarded against Will Senior after an innocuous challenge on Rob Dale gave Blyth the chance to level only for Joe Kendrick to thump the spot kick against the bar.

The visitors pushed for the equaliser with Ben Scott coming to the home sides rescue with three fine saves. Just when it seemed Stocksbridge had weathered the storm, Blyth grabbed the equaliser in the first minute of time added on as Rob Nolan forced the ball home from close range.

Sheffield FC suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat at Carlton Town where Ruben Wiggens-Thomas scored the decisive goal from the penalty spot given against Ben Algar for a trip.

Worksop Town came from 2-1 down at the break to win 4-2 at Matlock Town. Tom Denton restored parity on the hour to add to his first half goal with Shaq McKenzie putting the Tigers in front with his first goal for the club before Jack Muldoon wrapped up the points from the penalty spot.

Frickley Athletic came from two-nil down to draw 2-2 at Whitby Town with goals from Jake Picton and Mark Gray.

In the NCEL, Parkgate had to settle for a point in a 2-2 draw against Tadcaster Albion after Oliver Graham and Ashley Longstaff had put the home side 2-0 up at the break.

Hallam were beaten 4-3 at AFC Emley where they lost striker Mark Westin the first half with a suspected broken arm. Worsbrough Bridge Athletic extended their unbeaten run to five games with a 2-2 home draw against Bottesford Town, while there were defeats for Maltby Main at Bridlington Town and Dinnington Town by the same scoreline at Phoenix Park against Cleethorpes Town.