THERE is an unexpected bonus game for Steeton tonight, as they travel to Barnoldswick Town for a hastily-arranged friendly.

Barlick had been due to play AFC Blackpool, but that game was called off on Saturday.

And it is near neighbours Steeton who have stepped in to save the day. It was a nice touch from the Chevrons and a way of expressing their gratitude.

It was Barnoldswick of course who allowed Steeton's FA Vase first round qualifying match on Saturday against Jarrow to be played at their Silentnight Stadium, as Marley is still not quite ready for action.

Steeton manager Roy Mason is pleased his side have got a game tonight, and said it makes sense to do this rather than train.

He said: "In all honesty, we'd planned to train, but with all the Covid stuff, we'd had a tip off that our training ground was likely to be shut.

"With the nights drawing in, there's nowhere really for us to train, so once we'd heard Barlick's game against AFC Blackpool had been cancelled, we were straight on the phone to them to step in.

"We might as well be playing rather than training."

Mason added: "There were three lads that didn't get on on Saturday, so this game will be a chance for those that haven't had as much game time, and certainly those three, who'll all be starting against Barlick.

"To me, this game is more about getting minutes into their legs, as opposed to the result. We'll probably rest four or five of them that started on Saturday."