Kirkburton's six game unbeaten run came to an abrupt halt away at Steeton with a disappointing 2-1 defeat in the West Riding County Amateur League’s top flight.
The writing was on the wall early on for Richard Kettlewell’s men when they went a goal down inside three minutes after both centre half’s failed to clear their lines from a corner, and they were duly punished.
Steeton looked comfortable after nudging in front and they reduced Burton to long distance shots which failed to threaten the home side’s goal.
But, the visitors finally created their first meaningful opportunity in the 22nd minute when Matthew Crookes’ quick turn and shot was well saved by the opposing keeper.
Shortly afterwards the vistors forged out their best chance of the game when Steve Chandler unleashed a thunderous shot which was parried to the feet of Austin McEwan, who managed to fire his short range shot straight back at a very relieved goalkeeper.
In the second half Steeton again started the brighter as they searched for their second goal, but they wasted good opportunities in the final third with fancy finishes which were off target.
The home side looked set to rue their wastefulness in front of goal when Burton equalised with a fortunate score from a Chandler corner in the 55th minute. The skipper’s cross was curled into the back post where it rebounding off an upright onto a defender’s head and into the goal to bring sides level at 1-1.
Chandler again went close, hitting the woodwork with a wonderfully struck 30 yard free kick, but it was Steeton who were to retake the lead through a fortunate goal from a brilliant cross, which wasn’t dealt with by Peacock and Steeton’s number 10 was on hand to tap the ball home from the middle of the goal to make it 2-1.
Burton pressed hard for an equaliser, but their effort’s were in vein as they fell to their eighth defeat of the season and drop to 10th in the Premier – a place below Steeton.