County Cup Woe
Steeton’s hopes of becoming only the third Keighley club to lift the prestigious West Riding County FA Challenge Cup in its 114 year history were dashed at Elland Road this evening.
Roy Mason’s West Riding County Amateur League side were caught cold, conceding three early goals from poorly defended set-pieces to Darryl Leach, Josh Milner and Chris Wood.
It all looked over when John Penn made it 4-0 from the penalty spot for the West Yorkshire League side after a handball but that served to spark the Chevrons into life.
Lee Reilly chipped home from the edge of the box after a long ball from Andy King picked him out and then Reilly made it 4-2 from the spot after being brought down.
But then Andy Holden was sent off for retaliation just before half-time after being hacked down.
A spectacular strike from Josh Milner made it 5-2 after 57 minutes and the game was over for Steeton 15 minutes later when Matt Kershaw was dismissed for dissent, reducing his side to just nine men.
Despite lacking in numbers, Steeton held their nerve and matched their opponents for the final 20 minutes with substitute Damien Whiteoak providing a steadying influence.
Manager Roy Mason was disappointed how things turned out but after the match was swift to praise the incredible support shown for his side.
“A big thank you for our amazing support tonight,” he said.
“Sorry we couldn’t bring the cup back home but it was one of those nights when nothing went right. We feel gutted.
“The support the club has had from everyone has been amazing. We will use today to spur us on to better things. My focus tomorrow switches towards next season.
Easystair Mobility Ltd
Ahead of Monday's WRCFA cup final at Elland Road the Steeton players were present at the Airedale Shopping Centre in Keighley to promote the game and they were joined by the Keighley Kicks team and new shirt sponsors Easystair Mobility Limited.
Steeton manager, Roy Mason and Simon Harrison from Easystair are pictured together at the event.
Steeton Res 1 Hunsworth 4
The reserves went down in their penultimate game of the season. Ross Bailey struck an early goal to give Steeton the lead, but a leveller just before half time brought Hunsworth level. They then took the lead early into the second period and as play got stretched they then took control with two further strikes. The reserves now finish next Wednesday with a home game with Wibsey.
Reserves win final away game
Steeton Reserves won their final away game of the season following Ross Bailey's strike at Campion last night.
They are now left with two home games, a game against Hunsworth on Wednesday evening and a game with Wibsey on Saturday.
The first team wrap their season up tonight with a home game with champions elect Ovenden. Kick off is 6.15 pm