STEETON reached the final of the West Riding County Amateur League Cup with a 2-0 win at Route One Rovers.

With manager Roy Mason away, Adam Smith took charge of Steeton and in a cagey first-half, the hosts had chances as Ben Clarkson and Tim Hird went close.

Goalkeeper Joe Mash also made a couple of key saves to keep Rovers at bay.

Steeton’s pressure paid off from Jonah Smith’s long throw-in, which came off a Route One defender before going in.

The second period saw Rovers hit back with an effort that struck the post, but Steeton responded as Ben Richardson went close.

Rovers were then given a booking for a challenge on Graham Holmes, which could have seen red. The same player was sent off in the last minute, being shown a second yellow for a challenge on Smith.

With time running out for Rovers, Steeton’s leading scorer Andy Briggs kept his composure to fire home a second in the 94th minute and seal the win for his side.

Smith was delighted with the win and was full of praise for the players.

“We gave it everything last night,” he said. “The players were superb and we had to dig deep at times, but I felt we were full value for the win and it was no more than we deserved.”

Steeton face Campion in the final at Brighouse Town on Friday, May 18 (kick-off 7.30pm).