DERBY day at Summerhill Lane saw Steeton Under-18s produce a dreadful home performance that they will want to forget in a hurry, losing 4-0 to Oxenhope U18s.

On the other hand, their opponents produced a performance that warranted their top of the league status.

Steeton started the game slowly and lacked any real quality, allowing Oxenhope to gain the upper hand and put Steeton under pressure with a series of corners.

Oxenhope were winning them in the air practically every time, and it was only due to Elliot Wilson's fine performance in goal that the scores stayed level.

The visitors' first goal came from a throw in just before half time and found Steeton yet again slow to get back and defend.

A fine cross from the winger found their midfielder in the box, unmarked six yards from goal, and he finished expertly with a fine header.

Steeton started better in the second half. They seemed to speed things up and looked a little bit more like themselves. Unfortunately a lack of quality in defence allowed Oxenhope to double their lead .

A third was to follow soon after. An Oxenhope shot hit the bar then post and according to the referee, bounced just behind the line.

Oxenhope's fourth goal was a fine strike from 18 yards out that goalkeeper Wilson had no chance with, allowing Oxenhope to run out convincing winners.

Steeton were second best throughout and without Wilson, the scoreline could have looked a lot worse.

There was plenty of effort from the Steeton players but their play lacked speed and imagination. Overall, the quality was just not there.

However the team always show plenty of character and they will be looking to bounce back and put things right in a hurry.