Jordan Broadbent’s makeshift Sheffield FC side prove up to the challenge at Stafford Rangers

Sheffield FC boss Jordan Broadbent
Sheffield FC boss Jordan Broadbent

Sheffield FC boss Jordan Broadbent was delighted after his under-strength side extended their run to just one defeat in five with a goalless draw at promotion chasing Stafford Rangers.

“We had Warren Burrell out through injury then on the morning of the game Reece White pulled out through illness and Ashley Longstaff had been involved in a car accident, so we were up against it from the start,” said Broadbent.

“We’ve called in a couple of players from the academy at the last minute so to go to one of the top sides in the division and come away with a point is really pleasing.

“Once again it demonstrates what an excellent group of players we have at the club.”

Tuesday’s scheduled home game against Carlton Town was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch as the backlog of home games mounts. The home game against Goole AFC postponed the previous midweek has now been rearranged for Tuesday, March 31.

It means Club will face a run of five consecutive home games in the space of a fortnight starting with the visit of Stafford Rangers on Saturday March 21 then Leek Town on the following Tuesday.

Chasetown are the visitors on Saturday March 28 which is followed by the Goole game and then Loughborough Dynamo on Saturday April 4.

n Sheffield FC’s partnership with Sheffield Wednesday entered a new level this week, as the two famous old clubs launched an Elite Football Scholarship.

The Owls have partnered up with the world’s first football club to run a programme for young footballers who want to progress, eventually playing football at an elite level.

The programme unites a team of experienced education professionals at the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme with elite academy coaches from both Wednesday and Sheffield FC.

Successful students will graduate from the two-year programme with the Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport delivered by the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme - the equivalent of up to three A levels.