STEETON were left frustrated as they let slip a two-goal lead in a 3-3 draw at home to high-flying Shelley in the North West Counties Division One North.

The home side took a deserved lead after a quarter of an hour. Toby Jeffery's corner was met by Freddie Maddocks, who powered in a header at the far post.

Steeton made it two from the restart, with Luke Baldwin racing down the left flank before crossing to Jeffrey who slotted home from close range.

Shelley pulled one back midway through the half. New signing Antony Brown beat the offside trap and fired into the far corner despite the best efforts of goalkeeper Fletcher Paley, back in the starting line-up for the first time since August.

The home side restored their two-goal lead after the break, scoring a third after 50 minutes. Neat build-up play down the flank gave Harrison Blackwell plenty of space in the box to turn his man before firing into the bottom left corner to notch his first goal for the club.

Trailing 3-1, the visitors threw caution to the wind, bringing on their remaining substitutes to get back into the game. It paid off soon after, with Steeton switching off from a corner and allowing Craig Billington’s header to land at the feet of Alex O’Keefe, who poked the ball home from close range.

Shelley pushed for an equaliser and were rewarded with a spectacular, if a bit fortunate, finish in the 81st minute. Carlton Pownall’s free-kick from the sideline was helped on its way by the wind as it sailed over Paley and into the top corner.

Despite the disappointing scoreline, there were a lot of positives for Steeton to draw and carry forward into Wednesday’s rearranged home fixture against Daisy Hill (weather permitting).

Meanwhile, FARSLEY CELTIC came from behind to draw 1-1 at home to Alfreton Town in National League North.

Danny Elliott put the visitors in front with a shot which went in off the post after 61 minutes.

But the Celts hit back shortly afterwards when Adam Clayton headed home after good work from Jimmy Spencer and Jordan Richards in the build-up.

Farsley will be looking to make it four league games without defeat as Kidderminster visit the Citadel tomorrow.

BRIGHOUSE TOWN earned a 1-0 win at Pontefract Collieries in Northern Premier League North West.

Eddie Church got on the end of a free-kick after 63 minutes to net the winner.