Steeton u18s 4

Albion sports u18s 2

STEETON Under-18s produced a Jackal and Hyde performance where the indulgence of Christmas was on view.

Sometimes they played fantastic football moving the ball around with pace and skill then it was sloppy lethargic football where they looked unfit and struggled.

The game started off pretty even were Albion worked hard to stop Steeton get any rhythm in their game, but Steeton had started brightly and moved the ball at times really well stretching Albion.

The young Chevrons got off the mark with Harry Farnell when Tom Ormerod won the ball in midfield and played to Dominic Westcott, who beat his man and played in Farnell. His first shot was saved by the legs of the Albion keeper but Farnell was lively enough to follow up and finish at the second attempt.

Ormerod nearly got the second when Farnell's cross-field ball was met by Ormerod, who’s first time shot went narrowly wide.

Steeton's second came when Will Kaye gained possession in midfield, played the ball inside the full-back to Farnell, who cut the ball back to Westcott. His first-time pass found Harrison Houldsworth rushing in at the back post to tap the ball home.

Albion got a goal back almost straight after the kick-off with a long ball that was not dealt with. Their striker got free in the box and slipped the ball past Elliot Wilson in the net, making it 2-1 to Steeton at half time.

The second half started brightly with Steeton moving the ball with purpose, but it was a flick on from Farnell from a long ball to Westcott that nearly got Steeton their third goal, but the Albion keeper saved well.

Westcott got the third goal shortly after when a Houldsworth throw-in was played back to him by Tom Crossland. He crossed to the back post where Westcott headed the ball home into the corner of the net.

Albion got a goal back shortly after with a quick break upfield by their striker caused problems he cut the ball back to his supporting team-mate, who finished brilliantly into the bottom corner from 20 yards out.

Steeton went straight on the attack from kick-off and pinned Albion back, a shot from Farnell from the edge off the box got deflected straight to Westcott at the back post, who made no mistake from six yards out to make it 4-2 to Steeton.

Albion continued to work hard to get something from the game but Steeton dug deep to see out the game and start the year with a hard-fought win.