Steeton 0 Littletown 0

After going all season without a draw, Steeton have now drawn their last two games.

This match was more like a pre-season friendly at times, as both sides had their minds on big cup games tonight.

Steeton handed a debut to 17-year-old Corey Speed and he slotted into the middle of midfield with Andy Foster.

Jamie Longley and Lee Reilly returned to the bench following injuries and Adam Spencer was restored to the starting XI following a spell away from the club.

The home side had a couple of efforts, Andy Holden’s free kick floating over the bar and Graham Holmes going close with a snap shot.

At the other end Phil Rishton did well to keep his goal intact.

In truth both teams were not playing at their normal tempo and failed to create many real clear cut chances.

The second period saw more Steeton pressure and Adam Spencer headed wide from Holden’s cross.

He was then denied by the referee as he headed home after Graham Holmes’ effort had been blocked only for the referee to rule it out for handball.

Speed then linked well with Reilly but couldn’t find the required finish.

Rishton again did well to block. Reilly then thought he’d won the game for Steeton but his shot struck the foot of the post and bounced to safety.

Boss Roy Mason said: “This was not our sharpest performance of the season, but I never expected it to be – obviously no one wanted to get injured, especially with such a big game on the horizon.”

Steeton travel to Storthes Hall this Saturday