Champion display is not enough for points for Steeton

Ovenden WR 2 Steeton 0
Ovenden collected the points they needed to clinch the West Riding County Amateur League title but were made to battle all the way by a determined Steeton side this evening.
Despite not having much more than pride to play for, The Chevrons ran their high-flying opponents ragged and were by far the stronger side for 70 minutes.
But then the hosts scored a freak goal to set them on their way to victory.
A deep cross bounced off the bar and ricochetted into the net off Andy Holden’s chest for an unlucky own goal.
That seemed to knock the stuffing out of Steeton, coupled with the loss through injury of Ginner Kershaw, who had been running things from midfield.
Matty Kershaw followed soon after, dismissed after picking up two yellow cards, and the visitors’ gloom was completed in stoppage time from the penalty spot.
Despite the result, manager Roy Mason could see plenty of positives from the performance and said: “We really got stuck into them and they were clearly rattled.
“It was a superb, battling performance. The lads gave everything and showed tremendous fighting spirit. We really deserved to get something out of the game.
“Full credit to Ovenden, they are worthy league champions but we showed we can compete with the best sides in this division and that augurs well for next season.”
Steeton complete their season on Saturday at home to Marsden.

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