Sheffield FC ground is a fortress (so far)

Joe Green
Joe Green

The FA Cup takes centre stage at Dronfield this weekend where Sheffield FC aim to maintain their 100% home record by knocking out Shepshed Dynamo.

Mick Wadsworth’s men beat Gresley FC 3-1 this week to make it four wins from four in league and cup at home.

And Wadsworth believes his side can stretch that winning feeling against Shepshed. “We played well against Gresley to keep the run going and if we carry that into Saturday then we should be alright.

“We are at home to lower league opponents so it is an opportunity to advance in the competition which can be rewarding financially for the club.”

Club could be forced into signing a goalkeeper for the tie with Joe Green an injury doubt.

“With Joe being injured we borrowed Myles Wright from Chesterfield for the Gresley game. Chris Turner is a good friend of mine and it was great he could help us out. Myles did brilliant for us; he is a big strapping lad who is highly rated by his club.

“With Joe still struggling I’d ideally like to play Myles on Saturday but I don’t think Chesterfield want him cup-tied, so we might have to pull another rabbit out of the hat.”

Shepshed beat Quorn 2-0 in the last round, while Sheffield’s route saw them beat Midland League leaders Basford United 2-1 in a replay at Dronfield following a 3-3 draw in Nottinghamshire.

In other ties, Frickley Athletic face a potential banana skin at Division One North Farsley AFC. Karl Rose’s side have won just once in eight outings and slumped to the bottom of the Premier Division following Tuesday’s 4-0 defeat at Buxton.

Buxton entertain Premier rivals Ramsbottom with the Bucks going into the tie on a back of a four match winning streak, while there is another all-Premier clash as Matlock Town entertain Ilkeston FC.

With Stocksbridge Park Steels out of the Cup, Chris Hilton’s side travel to Goole AFC in a re-arranged league game.

Steels will go in good heart after a battling goalless draw at leaders Leek Town on Wednesday evening, a result that denied the hosts a sixth straight win.