West Riding County Amateur League Premier Division: Campion 2 Steeton 2
STEETON rounded their season off with a draw at a young Campion side who caused them problems with their pace and movement.
The Chevrons welcomed back Graham Holmes and Stephen Pearson and the pair of them were instrumental in them coming from two goals down to take a share of the points.
Steeton got off to the worst possible start when a defensive mix-up led to Campion taking the lead as their striker was quick to react and chipped the ball over the stranded Wayne Mahomet.
The hosts then rattled the bar as they looked to gain further advantage. Steeton were not keeping the ball as well as they could and Mahomet had to be off his line quickly again.
Sam Rooke headed Jonson Butterfield's corner just over as the visitors came into the game. Joe Mason and Andy Briggs combined well on the right but Holmes couldn't get the right connection on a shot.
Steve Pearson and Andy Holden became more prominent but the hosts grabbed a quick second as their left winger lashed the ball into the roof of the net.
Rooke headed over again after another good delivery from Butterfield before Steeton did get some reward. Pearson's long throw caused confusion in the home penalty area and Briggs stole in at the far post to nod home.
The second half saw a much more positive Steeton take the game to their hosts. Holmes went close with a snap shot before Ben Clarkson had a shot saved by the home keeper.
Yet it was the home side who had the chance to increase their lead as Elliot Scott was adjudged to have fouled his man and referee Alan Clough pointed to the spot. However, Mahomet showed what a great keeper he has been this season by diving to his left to keep the penalty out.
It was to prove costly as another Pearson long throw was helped on by Holmes, who found Clarkson and he spun and shot home into the bottom corner to level proceedings.
Steeton then introduced Tom Sowerbutts, returning from injury, and handed a debut to under-18s player Darragh Davy-Burke at left back, who did well.
The Chevrons almost won the game when Kyle Fox found Alistair Morgan in the box and he fired over from just inside the area in what proved to be the last action.
Steeton boss Roy Mason paid tribute to his players after a consistent league campaign, which also saw them reach two cup semi-finals.
He said: "When the dust settles, we can look back on it as a season of improvement. We have had some disappointments, especially in the County Cup, but with a small squad we have managed to compete on three fronts right up until the latter stages.
"The size of the squad maybe caught up with us at the end, but our younger players have improved dramatically from last season and will continue to do so.
"I have an honest bunch of players who have shown tremendous commitment to the club and I'm sure with a couple more additions then we can continue to improve as a club."
Steeton would like to thank everyone who has kindly sponsored them this season, especially the three main sponsors, Acorn Stairlifts, Hunters Proctor & Co and Iain Harris Physio Solutions.
Steeton: Mahomet, Mason (K Fox), Scott (Davy-Burke), Morgan, Rooke, Pearson, Holden, Butterfield (Sowerbutts) Clarkson, Holmes, Briggs.