hero Jake pic-s up three in cup

Frickley Athletic v Sheffield FC. Luke Hinsley

Frickley Athletic v Sheffield FC. Luke Hinsley

0
Have your say

His youngest sibling, Callum, is a Sheffield United star, and brother Kyle has established a reputation as a bright young prospect at Crawley Town.

Now, after making his Frickley debut in Saturday’s 4-1 FA Cup win over Sheffield FC, Jay McFadzean is hoping to make a name for himself - in his own right.

McFadzean, on loan from Alfreton Town, overcame a chest infection to play a starring role in Frickley’s victory over Sheffield, which saw them qualify for the second qualifying round of the FA Cup.

Jake Picton was the star of the show, netting a stunning hat-trick, with Luke Hinsley adding an impressive strike of his own.

Frickley threatened from the very start of the game, Gavin Allott hitting the post in the fifth minute from a Joe Fox cross.

Their domination did pay off seven minutes later, though, when Luke Jeffs fed Picton, who easily beat Jamie Annerson.

Frickley’s advantage lasted just two minutes, though, before Ben Algar’s 20-yard shot drew Sheffield level.

Annerson, a former Blades goalkeeper, had to be at his best to deny Allott, but he could do nothing about Hinsley’s 20 yard volley after 18 minutes to put them ahead.

The rest of the first half was similarly end-to-end; Frickley’s goalkeeper Tom Woodhead had to be on top form to deny both James Gregory and Jamie Hadfield, while the Blues continued to threaten through impressive duo Allott and Fox.

In front of 222 spectators, Sheffield improved their showing in the second half, and Andy Gascoigne shot over the bar when well placed soon after the restart.

But just before the hour mark, Frickley extended their lead. Annerson got to Allott’s neat lob, only for star man Picton to meet the rebound and smash home from an acute angle.

Woodhead denied Gascoigne again after Joe Wilcox’s sloppy back pass sent him clean through on goal.

But the result was put beyond all doubt 12 minutes from time, when Picton completed his hat-trick.

Allott had another shot which was parried by Annerson, and Picton was again on hand to force the rebound home after following up.

Substitute Ollie Fearon could have added a fifth when Allott sent him clear, but he was denied by ‘keeper Annerson.

n Frickley Athletic : Tom Wodhead, Joe Wilcox, Steve Gardner, Jake Picton (Joe Kenny 90 mins), Mark Gray, Luke Jeffs, Joe Fox, Matt Bloor, Luke Hinsley (Ollie Fearon 82 mins), Gavin Allott, Jay McFadzean (Phil Onimama 59 mins).

n Unused subs: Danny Redfearn, Adam Baker, Lee Stratford.

n Sheffield FC: Jamie Annerson, Stuart Ludlam, Wes Hill (Scott Ruthven 65 mins), Warren Burrell, Jamie Hadfield, Richard Stirrup (Matt Roney 75 mins), Ben Algar, Andy Gascoigne, Mark Fereday (Zeph Thomas 65 mins), James Gregory, Steve Woolley.

n Unused subs: Joel Purkiss, Dan Williams.

n Referee: Tom Nield.