Ovenden make it a Calderdale hat-trick

Ovenden West Riding completed a unique treble for Calderdale clubs in the West Riding County Amateur League after they lifted the Premier Division Cup following a 3-0 victory over Steeton at Campion FC.

This success followed on from Halifax Irish’s Division One Cup sucess last monday with Ovenden West Riding Reserves claiming the Division Two Cup last Wednesday.

Steeton started the better with Lee Reilly and Andy Holden to the fore, Reilly missed a relatively easy chance to give his side the lead but his effort went over Chris Moroney’s crossbar.

John Booth and Steve Fullard tried hard to get Ovenden into the game, but they came up against some strong defensive play by Michael Rhodes and Sam Rooke.

Ovenden began to get the upper hand at the start of the second half and they took the lead on the hour when a stray pass from Andy King fell to Fullard who raced 20 yards to beat the advancing Phil Rishton with a superb left foot finish.

Steeton had a golden opportunity to level 10 minutes later but Lee Reilly missed from six yards out,

Ovenden then went two up when a Damien Randall through ball was intercepted by Booth and his touch was too good for Rishton from 15 yards,

Ovenden were now well on top with Graham Hall and Matt Devlin superb at the heart of their defence before man of the match Booth repeated his earlier effort to finish Steeton off and allow Martin Ayscough to lift the trophy.