STEETON bounced back from an away-day drubbing with a 4-2 triumph at Darwen last night.

The Chevrons were beaten 5-1 at Lower Breck on Merseyside last weekend but got among the goals themselves as they returned to form in Hallmark Security League Division One North.

But they had to come from behind twice, first equalising in the 20th minute as Angus Maney fired in from the edge of the area.

Darwen went ahead again in the second half but Steeton were back level when a cross from Toby Jeffrey wasn’t cleared by the home defence and Aaron Davis turned the ball in.

Roy Mason’s men then got in front for the first time with 20 minutes to go courtesy of Sam Rooke.

And sub Ben Clarkson capped a good night for Steeton with a fourth goal.

Now Mason's men will be aiming to build momentum when they go to Greater Manchester to face rock bottom Atherton Laburnum Rovers on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

Last night's victory put Steeton seventh in the table, with eight wins from 17 games this season, notching up 27 points.

Mason said of Saturday's opponents: "We have played and beaten them already this season. These games are never easy.

"Everybody is capable of beating everybody else in this league. The players can't be lulled into a false sense of security that the game against Atherton is a gimme. I don't think they will. There are no gimmes in this league."

Mason said he and his coaching staff carried out video analysis of the goals they conceded against Lower Breck with the Steeton squad at training on Tuesday night.

The Steeton manager added: "One of the things you always do is question what we could do better.

"We don't need to panic. We are halfway through and have had a reasonable start to the season.

"We are in the position in the table that we deserve to be at the moment.

"We have to take heart that before Saturday's game at Lower Breck we were three games unbeaten. We have had good performances against sides including AFC Liverpool.

"Last Saturday, anything that could go wrong, did go wrong. We got off to a terrible start, conceding two early goals. We never recovered really. We changed our system too.

"Lower Breck were a good side and they were ruthless in front of goal.

"What we can't do is give sides a start in games. At this level, teams will come at us very quickly. They play on 3G, it is a different surface to grass. They are more used to it, as they play on it every other week.

"We had training on Tuesday night and we tried to go through how we can stop conceding goals. We have tried to play too much free-flowing, expansive football. We have to go back to basics.

"We don't have to just get tight at the back, we need to get tight all over the field. From front to back."

Meanwhile, Danny Forrest's Silsden look to build on their first win in seven games when they host Bootle on Saturday.

The Cobbydalers got back to winning ways with a 2-1 win over Hanley Town last weekend. The victory saw Silsden go up to sixth in the Hallmark Security League Premier Division.

Elsewhere in the same division, Barnoldswick Town travel to Abbey Hey on Saturday, following a 2-0 victory over Burscough last Saturday.