Silsden and Steeton is a relatively new footballing rivalry, but it may have ramped up a notch after two players crossed the divide over the last week.

For many years, Josh Kaine has been one of the Cobbydalers’ star men, captaining the club with distinction.

But a broken ankle a couple of years ago kept him out for the whole of the 2021/22 season, and after that he took a break from the semi-professional game.

He is back now though, but this time in a Steeton shirt, with manager Roy Mason telling the Chevrons’ club website: “Josh is a natural leader and has a desire to win which can only help the club kick on to where we want to be.

“He is a great character to have in the dressing room and has already displayed his qualities as a leader and a person since joining us at the beginning of pre-season.

“Josh is a wholehearted player who I know our supporters will identify with, especially with him being a local lad.”

Going the other way, Kayle Price was prolific for Steeton, their top scorer in the 2021/22 season.

But after spending last term at Golcar United, he has made the move to Silsden.

Silsden have made another couple of eye-catching signings too, bringing in long-serving Farsley Celtic defender Adam Clayton and Ross Daly from Guiseley.