Steeton AFC are delighted to announce their first signing for the new season. Former Silsden skipper, James Nettleton has agreed to join the club next season.
Manager Roy Mason said "I am delighted that Nettsy has decided to join us next season, I know that he has had quite a few offers this season and that he see's us as a progressive club and one that he feels he can contribute a lot towards. Whilst our push for next season in the main is towards younger players, I felt that his experience of playing at a higher level and the respect and contacts that he has within the game it was too good an opportunity to miss. It is a testament of what we are doing that we can attract players of his calibre and I see this as the first of many signings that the club will be making this pre season".
The Under 18 side last night added the league cup to the league title we won last month. Tom Leach struck the opening goal within the first two minutes, however Steeton had to wait before they could add a second as Sam Fox cooly finished with twenty minutes remaining.
It has been a great achievement by John Mortimer and the lads.
Keighley Cup Final
County Cup winners, Oxenhope proved too strong for Steeton on Friday. Two first half goals from Michael Garnett put Oxenhope 2-0 up at the break, before Steeton keeper Josh Brooksbank was sent off in the second half after upending Tom Marshall.
Chris Day stroked home the penalty past Sam Rooke before Dan Moriarty made the ten men pay with a fourth.
Sreeton: Brooksbank, Kershaw, Park, Barnes, Rooke, Richmond (Meegan), Holden, Hird, Reilly (Mason), Holmes, McGee (Huntley) Subs not used Whiteoak, McNulty
Steeton 3 Ovenden 0
Dom Mortimer struck twice and Alistair Morgan grabbed a far post header to ensure Steeton finished off their home campaign with a victory. Despite both teams fielding a lot of reserve players there was a lot of good football on show.