STEETON'S impressive season continued as they survived a nerve-shredding penalty shootout to beat Bradford district rivals Thackley at home in the first round of the West Riding County Cup.

The teams were locked at 2-2 after 90 minutes thanks to a Thackley comeback which saw them net twice late on.

Nine of the ten spot-kicks were converted, but James Ngoe saw his effort saved by Steeton's keeper Alfie Stevens-Neale, to ensure the hosts emerged as 5-4 winners in the shootout.

Steeton made a flying start, and were 2-0 up inside 25 minutes through the prolific Andy Briggs and Aaron Hollindrake.

Ngoe hauled his side back into the game with an 81st minute strike before Luke Robinson equalised deep into injury time. Those goals proved in vain though, as the Chevrons progressed into the second round.

Both sides are in FA Vase First Round action this weekend. Steeton have another home tie, against fellow Hallmark Security League First Division North side Avro, while Thackley travel to Litherland REMYCA.

Silsden are also in FA Vase action, with their injury-hit side facing a tricky trip to Staveley Miners Welfare.

Brighouse Town also face an away cup tie, in the FA Trophy Preliminary Round. They face a tough ask to beat runaway Evo-Stik East Division leaders Morpeth Town.

Meanwhile Farsley Celtic are in Evo-Stik Premier action and they will hope to add to their four wins in six home games by beating fifth-placed Buxton.

Thackley may be in FA Vase action, but the other Toolstation Northern Counties East League sides will all be looking for three league points.

Liversedge face a tough Premier Division clash at high-flying Yorkshire Amateur, but Albion Sports will fancy their chances of moving away from relegation danger with a win at rock-bottom Harrogate Railway Athletic.

In Division One, Campion are third, with games in hand on the teams above, and they will hope to earn another win at mid-table Armthorpe Welfare.

Finally, Eccleshill United, who face a tough task in the Premier Division at second-placed Penistone Church, confirmed the signing of Tom Dugdale from Pontefract Collieries on Wednesday night.

Experienced winger Dugdale, who has previously featured for Albion and Thackley, said: "I would like to hit 10 to 15 goals and plenty of assists, and I would love to finish as high as possible with the club and maybe even get a run with one of the cups."