Steeton u-18s 4 Oxenhope u-18s 1

Steeton’s young guns continued their winning streak with a scrappy win against local rivals Oxenhope.

In a typical derby game, it was the Chevrons who produced any real quality that was to make the difference.

The game was 12 minutes old when the hosts were awarded a penalty when Jordan Daniel was pushed in the back. It was a gift gladly accepted by Daniel who gave the keeper no chance from 12 yards.

Daniel nearly doubled the lead when Harry Farnell floated the ball over the defence and his powerful strike hit the inside of the post and rolled across the goal.

He was first to react and he attacked the rebound, but his shot flew wide of the net.

Oxenhope had their keeper to thank when he touched a Harry Farnell shot round the post to keep the score at 1-0.

In the second half Steeton brought on Dominic Westcott and Tom Crossland from the bench and they were to have a big say in the outcome of the match.

But another penalty was awarded - this time to Oxenhope - when a tackle by Reece Hird was deemed a foul by the referee.

Elliot Wilson pulled off a brilliant save to his left from Jake Scott’s spot-kick, only for the rebound to be crossed to the back post and bundled home by Scott.

It was now game on! Steeton continued to try to play football and stretch Oxenhope.

It paid dividends when Kaisar Ali broke free on the right. He turned and picked out a lovely cross to the back post for Westcott to nod home from two yards.

Crossland, a former Oxenhope player, made his mark when Ali broke free on the right again and set him up. His powerful strike was partially saved but, as the keeper tried to recover his fumble, the ball was judged to have crossed the line.

Westcott and Crossland were also involved in Steeton's fourth. Crossland's shot was well saved but Westcott was on hand to tap in the rebound.