Three the magic number for Field

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: TRIPLE: Field parade their trophies after winning the County Cup Picture: Alex Daniel TRIPLE: Field parade their trophies after winning the County Cup Picture: Alex Daniel

Field manager Steve Vickers hailed his side’s “incredible season” after they clinched the treble at Elland Road.

A four-goal first-half blitz saw them cruise to a 5-2 victory over Steeton in the West Riding County FA Challenge Cup final.

Having already won the Bradford & District FA Sen-ior Cup and the West York-shire League Cup, the Bradford side’s triumph capped a memorable campaign.

Vickers, who is in his first year at the helm having previously coached the under-19s, said: “I am so proud of our achievement.

“Winning the ultimate prize of the County Cup is the icing on the cake and the atmosphere at Elland Road was unbelievable.

“The lads have shown a great attitude in what has been an incredible season.”

Field raced into a 3-0 lead inside 14 minutes against their opponents from the West Riding County Amateur League.

Skipper Darryl Leach bundled the ball in for the first from close range and the Chevrons’ failure to deal with another corner saw Glyn Hirst apply the finishing touch for the second.

A long punt up field was then met by the head of Chris Wood and his looping effort sailed over goalkeeper Phil Rishton to make it 3-0.

It looked all over for Roy Mason’s men as Graham Holmes was adjudged to have handled in the box and John Penn made it 4-0 from the penalty spot.

This sparked Steeton into life as Andy King found Lee Reilly, who neatly lobbed the keeper to reduce the arrears.

Within a minute, Reilly had cut the deficit further as he was felled in the box and he dispatched the penalty.

However, just before half-time Andy Holden was sent off for retaliation after being hacked down, leaving Steeton with a mountain to climb.

The killer blow from Field, who lifted the cup for the first time, came in the form of a spectacular strike from Josh Milner after 57 minutes following a great move.

Steeton finished with nine men after Matt Kershaw was dismissed for dissent.

Vickers said: “To go 4-0 up – we couldn’t have dreamt of that start. Then we dominated the second half and saw the game out.

“Credit to Steeton – they were very complimentary to us after the game. Both sides made it an enjoyable occasion.”

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