Steeton u-18s 2 Oxenhope u-18s 1

THE CHEVRONS produced few moments of real quality in a scrappy game at Summerhill Lane but they did enough to see off their local rivals.

Oxenhope were determined not to let Steeton settle, with the hosts looking to exploit the visitors' defence with through-balls.

They stretched them on more than one occasion and it was a lovely pass from Will Kaye to his midfield partner Harry Farnell that broke the deadlock. Farnell took the ball in his stride and confidently finished past the keeper.

Within minutes Jordan Daniel nearly made it two when he was put through but his shot hit the post and went out to safety.

Steeton continued to break from midfield and needed to take at least one more of their chances to get in a comfortable position but could only take a slender lead into half-time.

Lee Harwood was brought on at the interval to add pace to Steeton's attack and the move paid dividends. Another lovely through-ball, this time from Dominic Westcott, put Harwood in and he provided a tidy finish.

Further breaks from midfield by Harwood, Harrison Houldsworth and Daniel nearly added a third but Steeton then switched off and it needed a good save from Elliot Wilson to preserve their lead.

Oxenhope did get a goal back to liven up the remaining 15 minutes of the game and put the Chevrons under pressure.

Striker Liam Bonner was through one on one with Wilson, who come out on top with a brilliant save to seal the three points.

Steeton did not play like they can, with a three-week break seeming to do more harm than good. But they showed they have the ability to win ugly, which all successful teams need to do at times.