Dronfield Town 1, Tideswell Utd 0
Tideswell Utd made the trip to Dronfield Town with the squad stretched to the limit, as several key players were missing and at least five players played through the pain barrier.
Despite the problems, Tideswell should have put the game to bed early on. Jamie Shaw, Danny Hopkins and Josh Hall all brought the best out of the Town custodian.
The visitors made the breakthrough ten minutes before half time after a mix-up in the United back line, and James Benn neatly finished with Town’s only shot of the game.
The hosts defended stoutly in the second period as the visitors lacked ideas to break them down.
Tim Crespin had the only decent chance of the half, but his shot was always rising.
Tideswell: E Backhouse, D Lockwood, M Baker, J Muir, D Morris, M Nadin, J Hall (M Parker), T Crespin, J Shaw (P Boulton), D Hopkins, A Styler. Unused sub: L Robinson. Markovitz Man of the Match: Elliot Backhouse.