GS: Harry Eddolls 1-PC Tim Baker24-F
CARDS: GREEN: Duncan Longson YELLOW: Joe Nicholls
Match abandoned after 53 minutes due to freezing conditions - Results stands, as per Rule 6.11a
Sheffield hosted newly promoted Grimsby at an icy Abbeydale.
The visitors have endured a tough return to the Yorkshire premier league, languishing near the bottom of the table.
They belied their lowly status by taking the lead. Sheffield's defence was slow to react when a clear foot was missed by the umpires.
This allowed Grimsby to win a short corner which was converted.
Sheffield twice came close to equalising.
First when Craig Hilton fired narrowly wide with the goal at his mercy and later when Tim Baker shot past the post from a short corner.
Grimsby grew in confidence and mounted a number of promising attacks that Sheffield's defence had to be alert to snuff out.
Sheffield got back on level terms when Chris Woodcock took a quick 16 yard hit and found Duncan Longson in an attacking position.
He in turn found Harry Eddols who slotted home to continue his scoring run.
Baker scored soon after to put Sheffield ahead.
The half ended on a sour note for Sheffield when Longson was green carded with seconds left to play.
Sheffield were soon down to nine men when Joe Nichols was yellow carded for a mistimed tackle.
A decision the players on both sides felt was harsh.
Despite a few scares Sheffield were able to weather the storm until back up to full strength and the half continued with neither side fully asserting their authority on the game.
The match was curtailed 15 minutes early when the umpires conferred and decided that the icy conditions had become too dangerous to continue.
With more than 50 minutes having been played the 2-1 result stood.
However Sheffield were disappointed to have taken the points in such a fashion.
Grimsby had played well enough to deserve to contest the final quarter of an hour.
The victory took Sheffield to second in the table, two points behind Huddersfield with two game in hand.