Potential pays off for Steampigs’ second string

Season’s review –
Ingrow & Worth Valley Reserves

Craven League, Division Four
by Sean Kelly
I am the Steampigs’ vice-captain and when the season started, I didn’t really know what to expect.
Having played for Ingrow for a year-and-a-half before, I always knew the potential was there but we never seemed to get the rub of the green and struggled to react positively when we went a goal or two behind.
Having played in every outfield position last season, I didn’t even have an idea where I would be playing but had asked to play in my preferred position (defence).

Sutton v Ingrow & Worth Valley Res

Action from the Steampigs' 5-0 win at Sutton, a result later expunged from the records.

Our first game was against Sutton – a game we won 5-0.
I remember thinking during the course of the game Sutton had the same potential I’d seen in the Ingrow set up – they just seemed to be struggling to play with each other (but it was their first game together).
As the season went on, we ground out some good results, our fitness proving to be greater than most teams (Thanks goes out to Gareth Nutter and all those “ten tu’t chest” he’s had us doing at training this year).
I’ve had a number of high points, scoring a 35-yarder on the half volley will always stay with me (as I don’t score many – I’m sure the lads would be the first to tell you).
Playing Oxenhope in the Keighley Supplementary Cup semi-final and pushing them all the way to the dying minutes was one of my proudest as a Steampig and also the battle we had with Crosshills for top spot (congratulations to Crosshills).
Our low points were the Horton game in which I can only say we had a bad day at the office (the only game we lost on the pitch, apart from the Oxenhope game).

Great season: Sean Kelly

We’ve had a great season, learned a lot together and become stronger.
As a result we’ve won promotion and we are looking forward to next season.
Hopefully we can continue as we’ve finished and get the recognition we know we’re capable of achieving.

  • What do you think? Have you been involved with Ingrow & Worth Valley? Add your comments below, email editorial@keighleykicks.co.uk or send a message via Facebook.

Make sure your team gets the chance to highlight their 2011/12 achievements.
So far, reviews have also been received from Silsden, Steeton, Bronte Wanderers, Crosshills Reserves, Silsden Reserves, Bradley, Keighley Athletic and Oakworth Sunday.
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3 thoughts on “Potential pays off for Steampigs’ second string

  1. It’s good to see players getting involved and writing reports like this Sean. I watched the 1st half of your Supp. Cup game against Oxenhope and you well deserved your half-time lead. I know Steam Pigs have had their share of problems this season but you seem to have overcome them. Good luck to you all for next season.

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