NEIGHBOURS Steeton and Silsden faced off for the Archie Airdrie Trophy at the weekend, the former coming away with a 2-0 home win at Marley.

Archie was a Steeton stalwart, father of current first-team coach Stewart, and passed away at the age of 70 in December 2017 after a short illness.

Steeton play a friendly in Archie’s memory every pre-season, with donations on matchday going to Airedale Hospital’s Oncology Department.

As for the game itself on Saturday, Silsden started brightly, with Casey Stewart hitting the post, and James Catlow forced into a great save.

The Chevrons hit back, with Jacob Smith forced into a stunning block to stop Jack Lynn putting the home side in front.

Former Steeton man Kayle Price fired just wide for Silsden late in the first half, before Arale Mohamed should have opened the scoring for the hosts, only to fire over from close range.

Keighley News: It was a hard-fought clash between Silsden and Steeton over the weekend.It was a hard-fought clash between Silsden and Steeton over the weekend. (Image: Jordan Weatherall Photography.)

Steeton made the breakthrough against their young opponents eight minutes into the second half, with the rain coming down and the wind howling at this point.

Lynn broke down the right wing, whipped in a superb cross, and Louis Fialdini was there to turn the ball home.

Matty Keen then made a great save from a trialist to deny Steeton a second, before Catlow tipped a Silsden free-kick over the bar.

A great block from a Steeton trialist denied the Cobbydalers an equaliser, before the same player doubled the home side’s advantage.

He turned the ball home from a yard out, after the ball had almost gone straight in from a corner.

More stout defending from the hosts ensured they kept a clean sheet, and it was left to former Silsden skipper Josh Kaine to lift the trophy for the Chevrons.