STEETON suffered more injury time heartbreak in midweek, conceding a late equaliser to draw 3-3 at Bacup Borough.

Andy Briggs netted a brilliant hat-trick for the Chevrons, yet somehow failed to end up on the winning side, as the hosts headed home from a 95th minute free-kick to snatch a point in this North West Counties League First Division North encounter.

Steeton let in a late goal to draw 3-3 with South Liverpool in their second game of the season, while they conceded in injury time to lose 2-1 against Golcar United last weekend.

In this encounter at Bacup, Briggs fired inches wide early on, but he soon made up for that by heading home Kayle Price's superb cross.

He soon made it two when he latched on to a horror backpass, scoring via a combination of defender and post.

Dreadful wet weather was making the pitch like an ice rink, but it was a handball rather than an out of control tackle that gave Bacup a way back into the game from the penalty spot.

Ryan Siddle tucked that home five minutes before the break to halve the deficit.

Toby Wright's free header from a corner had to be tipped over by George Bristol early in the second half, but Steeton were made to pay moments later anyway, with Michael Gervin smashing home from the edge of the area.

Jerry White was almost single handedly keeping Steeton in the game with some brilliant last-ditch defending, but when Mo Farhan Subhani was brought down on the edge of the box, the resulting free-kick saw a Briggs effort cleared off the line.

Josh McKiernon nearly scored a freak goal for the Chevrons when the wind got hold of his long ball, before Omar Anjum had to produce a superb piece of defending to prevent Bacup from going in front.

Briggs then did give Steeton the lead, turning home Jake Townsend's low cross with 10 minutes left.

Steeton were soon forced to clear a shot off the line, before Bacup substitute Alex Luby shot inches wide in injury-time.

If the Chevrons thought that would be the last chance for the hosts, they were sadly mistaken.

After conceding a cheap free-kick, the ball was whipped in and Joe Fallon headed home a last gasp equaliser for Bacup.

The draw leaves Steeton hovering just above the relegation zone with two points from four games.

They will be hoping to get that elusive first league win when they take on struggling St Helens Town tomorrow at Marley.