Good win for the Chevrons
The Chevrons faced a very strong Colne FC side last night at Summerhill Lane and came away with a 2-0 win after a very good performance.
The visitors started off brightly playing some nice one touch football and it took Steeton 10 minutes to get to grips with the game, but once they did there was no looking back. Steeton settled on the ball and began to play some very good football causing their Evo-Stik opponents some real problems.
The deadlock was broken after 25 minutes, great play down the left hand side from Oliver Hunter and Joe Park carved open the defence, Park then found Lee Thompson at the edge of the area who made no mistake in finding the bottom left hand corner. Steeton continued to press with an impressive work rate and should have doubled their lead through Graham Holmes whose shot was saved following an excellent touch and turn in the box. The visitors never really troubled the home defence and their only two chances came from corners but keeper Wayne Mahomet was in good form to keep them at bay.
The second half started the same as the first finished with Steeton playing at a really good tempo and despite making several changes at half time they continued to dominate. Despite their good play and possession, they had to wait until the 75th minute for their second goal. Sam Fox collected the ball 25 yards out on the left hand side, looked up, saw the keeper of his line and found the top right hand corner, was it a shot or was it a cross only Sam will know! This was no more than the Chevrons deserved and the game with a very good win.
It was a very good performance from all involved, with the impressive work rate being key to the win and will only serve to increasing fitness levels for the coming season.
A big thank you must go to Steven Cunningham and his Colne FC side and we wish them all the best for the coming season.
Next up Colne FC
Following on from the friendly against RIASA, the next team to visit Summerhill Lane are Colne FC, of the Evo-Stik North First Division, kick off 7pm.
This will be a strong test for the Chevrons, with Steven Cunningham's team being last seasons North West Counties Premier Division Champions.
It will also be the first outing for the majority of the Steeton players so it will allow manager Roy Mason to gauge fitness levels at this point in pre-season.
All support is welcome and we would also like to extend a warm welcome to Steven Cunningham, his Colne team and all travelling supporters.
Steeton went down to RIASA 2-1 in their opening pre season game at Summerhill Lane. Steeton fielded a very different side with a number of new players coming in for their first game for the club. The visitors took the lead with a free kick in the first half and then doubled their lead early in the second half. Steeton reduced the arrears through Andy Briggs and had enough chances to snatch a draw, but the American trialists held out for win.
Highlights of the game can be found on You Tube via the following link.
Your Town - Your Team
The club today launches it's new poster campaign, Your Town - Your Team.
The aim of the campaign is to promote the club to a wider audience and get as many people in Steeton involved in the club as we can.
The more people that we can engage in the club the better it is for all of us. We are aiming to increase our attendance on matchday's which will help with revenue in terms of programme sales, refreshment sales and more importantly create a better atmosphere for the players.
The poster campagin follows the launch of our new club badge and follows the more modern branding approach the club is now taking. The poster has been designed by Andy Warriner and he is currently working on the new programme design that reflects the new image as well.
If anyone can put a poster up at their place of work then please contact us.