STEETON bowed out of the Macron Cup at the second round stage on Saturday as they were defeated 4-2 by Garstang at The Riverside.

First-half goals from Richard Coar on 21 minutes and Ben Roberts on 44 minutes sent the home side in at the break two goals to the good in front of the 52 spectators. In truth there could have been more goals with both sides having chances.

Garstang added two further goals in the second half through Jacob Salisbury on 51 minutes and Andrew Murphy on 75 minutes.

The Chevrons gave themselves hope as Tawonga Gumboh pulled a goal back on 77 minutes after good work from Dyllan Drovi on the right hand side, before adding a second four minutes later as he stole in at the far post.

However it wasn't to be as the home side saw the game out to progress to the next round.

In truth it was a poor performance from Steeton and one that they will want to put behind them as they were second best for long periods.

Boss Roy Mason said: "It was a disappointing performance and we never really got going at all. Our passing and ball retention was poor and a lot of players look devoid of confidence at the moment.

"At 4-0 down we found a bit of fire and reduced the deficit but it was little too late. I was please with Jerry White's performance and he’s looking like a good signing for us."

He added: "We’ve another big game on Tuesday when we face Barnoldswick so we’ve no time to feel sorry for ourselves.When your going through a tough period the only way out is through hard work and us pulling together. I am confident that we can turn things around."

Tomorrow's West Riding County Cup second round at Barlick kicks off at 7.45pm.

Steeton then return to league action on Saturday when the face AFC Emley at Cougar Park (3pm). Mason is urging supporters to get down and support the players.

He said: "A big vocal crowd really can make the difference to us and hopefully we can get a few through the turnstiles and help us get our league form back on track."

Steeton: Thorpe, Morgan, Scott, White, Boyd, Richmond (Hird), Gumboh, Ngoe, Clarkson (Price), Briggs, Jeffrey (Drovi). Sub not used: Leach