After playing cup games for what seemed like an eternity this season Steyning Town have finally returned to league action over the past week. And it’s been a pretty productive week for the Barrowmen with seven points gained from a possible nine on offer. Firstly, last Saturday they made the trip over to AFC Varndeanians and came away with what was in all honesty an are pretty comfortable three-nil victory.
Goldson scored against his former club and an own goal and a volley from Radley-Martin sealed the points on the day.
Fast forward to Tuesday night and the Barrowmen came up against a very resolute and talented Midhurst side at the Shooting Field. After going a goal down early in the second half, the Barrowmen showed some gritty resolve and fought hard to get back into the game. A penalty from skipper Jack Barnes and a late winner from Goldson saw the team just about scrabble over the line on the night; a really good victory in a very tough game.
This Saturday, the Barrowmen travelled to Eastbourne United looking to make it eight straight wins in the league in a row travelling without skipper Jack Barnes and centre back rock Nathan Cooper.
However, yet again, they found themselves a goal behind in the first half after conceding a sloppy goal; not dealing with a freekick very well and from the ensuing melee the ball trickled in to the bottom corner.
Although dominating for most of the second half, it looked like it wasn’t going to be their day especially as Goldson struck the post and the United keeper pulled off a few great saves. However, with 10 minutes to go, Radley-Martin scored a stunning freekick to get the team back on level terms after that it was pretty end to end, and both teams had good chances to nick all three points. However one point it was.
Overall another pleasing week for the Barrowmen and the great start to the season continues.