STEETON boss Roy Mason admits his side will have to do it the hard way if they are to earn a second successive semi-final appearance in the West Riding FA Challenge Cup.

The Chevrons host holders Carlton Athletic in the quarter-final at Summerhill Lane on Saturday.

Having dispatched West Riding County Amateur League leaders Salts 4-1 in the last round, Steeton will go into the game against their West Yorkshire League Premier Division visitors full of confidence.

"This is probably the toughest tie that we could have had drawn," said Mason.

"However, I believe that if any side is to win the competition then they will have to beat Carlton in order to do so."

Steeton, currently fourth in the County Amateur League top flight, are enjoying an encouraging season.

They have undergone changes in the past 12 months and only five of the players that started in last year's semi-final against Boroughbridge began the Salts game.

"Six of our starting XI were 21 and under and this really bodes well for the club's future," said Mason.

"We were a bit short of pace in the final third and this is something we have looked to address.

"The youthful strike force of Andy Briggs and Ben Clarkson have over 30 goals between them and Jonah Smith has given us fresh impetus in midfield."

Saturday's game kicks off at 2pm and Steeton are hoping for a bumper attendance.

"It would be great to get as much local support down as we can," said Mason.

"A big crowd always gives the players that extra buzz and it might just be the difference between us getting over the line."