Menston u-18s 2 Steeton u-18s 4

STEETON overcame the odds to claim three points despite only having nine players available and their regular goalkeeper missing.

Rather than call the game off, the young Chevrons still wanted to play and their decision paid off.

With Elliot Wilson having another trial game for Bradford City, Harrison Houldsworth stepped in and performed some outstanding saves throughout the first half.

Steeton were still coming to terms with the lack of numbers and formation when Menston took the lead after ten minutes, their scorer riding two soft tackles before firing home.

But going a goal behind only seemed to inspire the visitors, who were soon level when Harry Farnell burst forward from midfield and played a one-two with Jordan Daniel on the edge of the box before producing a neat finish.

Farnell then put Steeton into the lead when he pinched the ball off the Menston defence and bundled the ball home.

Daniel was next on the scoresheet when a short free-kick was rolled into his path and he gave the keeper no chance with a fierce strike from 20 yards.

Menston rallied in the second half but Steeton’s back four of Daniel Bradbury, Zain Hussain, Ben McCormack and Joe Bryceland held firm.

William Kaye increased Steeton’s lead when he skipped past two players and fired a beautiful strike into the top corner from 20 yards.

Kaye then swapped position with Houldsworth in goal, giving his mate an opportunity to play out and immediately got involved, causing problems with his forceful running from midfield alongside Dominic Westcott.

Menston pulled a goal back five minutes from time with a lovely shot into the top corner which gave Kaye no chance.

Westcott nearly got his name on the scoresheet when he turned the hosts’ full back inside out before forcing a save.