West Riding County Amateur League Division One: Steeton Reserves 3 Tingley Athletic 1

STEETON found themselves a goal down after less than two minutes but came back to claim the spoils in this entertaining encounter.

The defence was caught napping as they conceded early. However, it took less than 20 minutes for the hosts to pull one back when Grieg Hudson fired in a superb effort from more than 20 yards. Tingley almost regained the lead after 30 minutes but were thwarted by keeper Sam Moore, who made the first of some half a dozen excellent saves.

Three minutes later Aidan Smith was unlucky to see a long-distance effort strike the bar.

In the second half both keepers played superbly and the score did not change until around the hour-mark when Brannan Lawn turned in a left-wing cross from close range.

Tingley strove hard for an equaliser and were unlucky to see a dipping long distance shot smack the bar.

Other efforts were blocked and saved before Lawn grabbed his second goal after a free-kick was headed back across goal and the striker stabbed home to make it 3-1 after 70 minutes.

Mark McGee was unfortunate not to add to the lead when a spectacular effort brought an equally spectacular save just before the final whistle.

Coach Andy Foster can be proud of this performance, which saw Steeton remain third with 20 points from 11 games.