This Weeks Fixtures
The club are hoping that it's fourth time lucky as they attempt to finally get the fourth round County Cup game on with Oxenhope. After three postponments, the ground staff have again been hard at work doing all the can to get the game on. Kick off is 13.00 hours.
The reserves are due to travel to West Horton in a game that kicks off at 14.30.
The Under 18s are scheduled to face local rivals Silsden at home on Sunday. Kick off is 11.00.
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The clubs decision to make an early call on the game being postponed was proved correct as a down pour just before the scheduled kick off time meant even more standing water on the pitch surface.
The weather has been a consistant frustration for us over the past few weeks and the players were again forced to spend Saturday afternoon training rather than playing.
The fixture with Oxenhope is now re scheduled to this coming Saturday and with a change in league ruling will be played at Steeton until its played.
The picture taken yesterday at kick off time just showed how wet the pitch was.
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Steeton entertain Oxenhope tomorrow in the last 16 of the County Cup.
The game kicks off at 13.00 and the club are expecting a big crowd. Manager, Roy Mason has been speaking in the local press in the build up this week.
Steeton boss Roy Mason hopes Saturday’s crunch cup tie with Oxenhope can give Keighley football a ‘shot in the arm’.
A place in the last eight of the West Riding County FA Challenge Cup is at stake when his side host their Worth Valley neighbours in one of the biggest games the area has seen in recent years.
And, weather permitting, Mason hopes the match can help put Keighley back on the map in the amateur game.
He said: “From the town’s perspective, it is a great game.
“Since Silsden won it (in 2003), I don’t think the district has had a side reach the quarter-finals.
“The game in Keighley needs a bit of a shot in the arm and I hope whoever wins on Saturday goes on to reach the final.
“There is a bit of a buzz about the game and I hope the Keighley public really get behind it.”
The sides clashed in the Keighley Cup earlier this season but the stakes are higher this weekend. Whoever wins will be just two games away from the final at Elland Road.
“The county cup really is the pinnacle in local football and, along with the league, is our priority this season,” said Mason.
The Chevrons are targeting revenge for their 5-4 defeat to Oxenhope in October.
Mason said: “We knew we might face Oxenhope when we met Beeston in the last round.
“That was a bit of a spur, especially given our Keighley Cup game against them when we didn’t perform that well.
“Normally, we’d have to wait another year to face them, so it’s nice to get another opportunity to prove we are a better team than what we showed last time.
“It will be a tough game. All credit to Oxenhope, who have really grown stronger over the past few years.”
Oxenhope’s key man in their Keighley Cup triumph was striker Michael Garnett, who scored four times.
The big striker missed their West Yorkshire League Premier Division 3-2 defeat at Leeds City last Saturday with a side strain but is expected to be fit this weekend.
At the moment the pitch is very heavy after all the recent rain and the club will be holding a pitch inspection on Saturday morning.