Victory takes Steeton back to top of Premier Division

Chris Simpson scored the opening goal

Chris Simpson scored the opening goal

First published in Sport

Steeton 2 Campion 1

Following a week of inactivity, Steeton returned to winning ways – and the top of the West Riding County Amateur League Premier Division table – with victory over Campion.

The Chevrons started brightly as Arley Barnes flashed a shot wide and Chris Simpson tried his luck with a cheeky back header. Lee Reilly then struck the side-netting.

Barnes had an effort deflected wide when it looked as though he might have troubled the keeper, while Reilly headed over from Joe Park’s corner.

At the other end Campion were resorting to long-range efforts which Jimmy Christian and Michael Rhodes were able to deal with comfortably.

Steeton took the lead after 40 minutes. Reilly and Simpson combined well for the latter to smash a shot into the top corner.

Jamie Longley then struck a long-range effort over the bar just before the half time whistle blew.

The second half saw Campion come out in a changed frame of mind and put Steeton under pressure.

Kershaw and Rhodes stood firm but Steeton sat deeper as the half wore on and did not create the openings they had in the first half. Just as it looked as if Steeton had done enough, Tom Howard found space in the box with only ten minutes remaining to fire past Phil Rishton and level things up.

However, there is more steel about Steeton now and they got a deserved winner when Reilly bundled home following Andy Holden’s superb cross with five minutes left.

Campion refused to give in and only a save at full stretch from Rishton prevented a leveller.

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