Steeton gave manager Jez Fay the perfect leaving present, when they lifted the Division One league Cup in the West Riding County Amateur League, on Tuesday evening.

After three years in charge of the team, Fay is handing over to former Keighley Phoenix man Paul Ettenfield, but he is leaving behind a strong legacy.

The team has won silverware every season he has been in charge and this time secured his most important prize - promotion to the Premier Division.

"I always said that I wanted to take them to the Premiership and I am delighted that we have done it this year. Missing out on promotion on the last day of last season was terrible. It was an absolute disaster, everyone was heartbroken and we were determined not to miss out again," he said.

Tuesday night's cup win saw them beat Ardsley 2-1, but not until they had been given a fright.

It was still 0-0 at half time and Ardsley opened up the second half with a goal from Dave Ward which slammed into the top corner.

Ward hard the chance to double his side's lead within minutes, but he pulled his shot wide and Steeton began to click into action.

With about 25 minutes to go James Gill finally put Steeton back on level terms and the Sumerhill Lane side were determined not to let the chance of silverware slip.

Steve Barker (pictured) grabbed the winner as Steeton began to play the slick one-touch football which has been a trademark of their game in recent years.

"Gaining promotion was always our main target of the season and although it's easy to say it now, getting knocked out of most of the cup competitions was probably a good thing.

"However, it was very nice to finish off with the League Cup, which makes sure we have another trophy this season," Fay said.