Steeton warmed up nicely for their return to North West Counties Football League First Division North action after a month away last night.

Having lost 3-2 in a friendly against Knaresborough Town last week, the Chevrons were back at Marley seven days later to host amateur side Pool.

Roy Mason’s side, being semi-professional, were always likely to come out on top, but their long-serving boss could still take plenty of satisfaction from a 10-1 victory.

Foley Nkem netted Steeton’s first goal with a screamer, before Toby Jeffrey, who also scored against Knaresborough last week, grabbed a second.

A Jack Lynn brace and a Josh McKiernon strike ensured the Chevrons had scored five goals before the break, though Pool had got themselves on the board by this point, netting with a free header from close range.

If Pool were hoping Steeton might take it easy in the second half, having already manoeuvred themselves into a 5-1 lead, they were sadly mistaken.

A cracking strike from Luke Baldwin put Mason’s men 6-1 in front, before a trialist made it seven.

Beanpole striker Josh Coe struck a quickfire brace to put Steeton on cloud nine, before Ezio de Santis brought up the perfect 10 late on.

Steeton are not naïve though, and will certainly not be expecting to win 10-1 in their next game.

That comes at Marley, when they are technically away at play-off chasing tenants Route One Rovers, next Monday.

It will be Steeton’s first game in the NWCFL First Division North since December 30, when they claimed a 1-1 draw at Blackpool AFC, having missed out on games since due to Marley being out of action with a gas supply issue.

The Chevrons are only seven points clear of the relegation zone as it stands, but with games in hand on several of the sides above and below them, they will be confident of escaping danger come the end of the season.