Korey’s the star man as Blues extend their run

5 October 2013...    Frickley Athletic v Stafford Rangers'Frickley forward Korey Dyer-Stewart tackles  Staffords Lucan Spittle
5 October 2013... Frickley Athletic v Stafford Rangers'Frickley forward Korey Dyer-Stewart tackles Staffords Lucan Spittle

Goals from Luke Hinsley and Korey Dyer-Stewart saw Frickley extend their unbeaten run to four league games after a 2-0 victory over Stafford Rangers.

The Blues, who welcomed back goalkeeper Tom Woodhead and Jay McFadzean, took an early lead from their first meaningful attack in the game, when Hinsley tucked home from six yards.

Dyer-Stewart then made the game safe three minutes from time.

The first breakthrough came in the fifth minute, when Dyer-Stewart sprinted away down the left wing.

He then played the perfect ball across the box, and Hinsley did the rest for a 1-0 lead.

Matty Bloor and Danny Quinn both had good chances to extend the lead, before McFadzean - brother of Sheffield United star Callum - shot over the bar on his return from illness.

Darren Bullock then headed over when well placed following a Stafford corner from the right, and Jake Picton headed a Fox free-kick wide of the near post on the stroke of half time.

Stafford began the second half in positive fashion, and Woodhead wasa called into action to save McCarthy’s 20-yard shot after 52 minutes.

The Blues were soon back on the attack, though - and once again Dyer-Stewart was heavily involved, latching onto a long clearance from Woodhead but seeing his angled shot blocked on the line by Stafford goalkeeper Jon Brain.

Brain then lad to be alert again to keep out Luke Jeffs’ 30-yard free-kick at the foot of his right-hand post, and Wilcox stabbed his effort over the bar after Fox’s corner fell at his feet.

The elusive second goal finally came three minutes from time, to make the game safe. Hinsley did brilliantly on the right wing to pick out Dyer-Stewart inside the box.

Dyer-Stewart then turned Bullock inside-out, before rounding Brain and side footing the ball into the net from close range.

A misplaced clearance from Wilcox saw Jermaine Johnson fire just wide of the left hand post from 18 yards in the second minute of stoppage time, and the Blues responded with substitute Ollie Fearon having his 18 yard shot pushed past the post by Brain.

n Frickley: Woodhead, Gardner, Villermann, Picton, Jeffs, Wilcox, Fox, Bloor, Hinsley (Fearon, 88), Dyer-Stewart, McFadzean (Ghaichem, 89).