STEETON grabbed an early-season away win via an own goal in the Hallmark Security League Premier Division One.

Following early Avro pressure, the Chevrons took the lead from their first real opportunity on 19 minutes, when Toby Jeffrey's strike went in after Neil Sagar's intervention.

The hosts remained undeterred in their attempts to get on the scoresheet and only a brilliant interception from Joe Mason at the back-post prevented Avro from equalising.

Steeton keeper Alfie Stevens-Neale's best save came five minutes before the interval, as Duncan Knott teed himself up on the edge of the box, before striking a rasping volley which was spectacularly held by the goalkeeper, who claimed man-of-the-match for his impressive display on Wednesday night.

The second-half started in the same vein as the first ended, with the hosts attacking once more despite some territorial advantage, the ever-willing Aaron Hollindrake continuing to run for the team in a lone striker role.

A fizzing drive from outside the area snuck wide of the post as Avro continued to search for an equaliser.

Steeton's first real foray since their early goal came courtesy of Angus Maney, after Mason and Jeffrey combined down the right to pick out Maney at the back post, who volleyed comfortably wide.

The game became more and more stretched as a result of the hosts' searching for that elusive goal which would have brought them back on level terms, Mike Norton tried again, with his hooked effort going wide, to the dismay of the home crowd, who began to wonder whether it would be their night.

Steeton began to sense a second on the counter-attack, Maney sprinting down the left, only to be met by the goalkeeper, who was dispossessed by Maney, but he couldn't find the net with covering defenders to beat.

The hosts thought they scored on 82 minutes, they scrambled the ball in, only for the referee to disallow the goal, saying the ball failed to cross the line as Steeton continued to repel the Oldham-based outfit.

Meanwhile, the district's teams will star their long road to Wembley with ties in the FA Cup extra preliminary round tomorrow.

Thackley host Whiteley Bay, Liversedge have a home clash with Padiham. Silsden will be on their travels when they go to the City of Liverpool.

Congleton Town play host to Sean Regan's Eccleshill United and Albin Sports travel to Penrith AFC.