A FINE second-half display from visitors AFC Liverpool gave the high-flying Merseyside outfit a narrow 3-2 win against Steeton at a sun-bathed Cougar Park.

The Reds are fourth in Division One North of the North West Counties League, ten places above Roy Mason’s Chevrons.

They showed why there is such a gap between them in the second half after the home side had come from a goal down to lead at the break.

Liverpool took a 12th minute lead when a shot from outside the area by Rhys Hardacre took home keeper Fletcher Paley by surprise.

The home side hit back immediately though when Ben Clarkson slotted in from point-blank range to convert Angus Maney’s cross.

Clarkson bagged a brace as he cut a low shot back past Reds’ keeper Jack Cookson nine minutes before the break, and the Chevrons took that slender lead into the half-time break.

The visitors thought they had scored an equaliser ten minutes after the interval but centre forward Drew Lewis’s shot, after Paley had parried a shot from another attacker, was from an offside position.

Anthony Lyons came off the bench for Liverpool in the 65th minute and made all the difference.

He scored the equaliser with his first touch less than two minutes after his introduction and slid in to convert a cross from Lewis eight minutes from time.

Steeton’s Premier Division neighbours Silsden were left without a game as there wasn’t a full league fixture list due to clubs being in various semi-finals.

That meant that the Cobbydalers had played just one game in March. They have had only one home postponement this term so they only have six games in April to complete their season.