MATT MULVIHILL scored the winner as Storthes Hall battled for a 1-0 win against Tyersal in the West Riding County Amateur League Premier Division.

The Hall had already created several chances – most notably for the busy Michael Tunnacliffe and Chris Drew – by the time Mulvihill struck on 24 minutes.

The goal owed much to the quick thinking of Jamie Miller, who seized on a bad goal-kick and played a neat pass beyond the defence for Mulvihill to net.

Mulvihill then clipped the bar with another effort before Tyersal went close on half time through Andrew Baily.

Tunnacliffe was denied a goal in the first minute of the second half as the Hall looked to give themselves some breathing space.

But with the wind at their backs, Tyersal grew in confidence and the home side had to defend for long periods with Rob Morris and Richard Bray in fine form, giving keeper John Sykes excellent cover.

Morris charged down one goalbound effort while, at the other end, Jason Battye went close for the Hall.

In Division I, Kirkburton came from three down to earn a 3-3 draw at Steeton.

As Burton failed to take advantage of their early chances, all the goals came in a spectacular second half of ebb and flow.

Hollindrake put Steeton ahead with a header in the 55th minute before Colin Horsefield went round Scott Bissett to extend the lead.

It was a mountain to climb for Burton, but it quickly got steeper as Horsefield wriggled his way into space to fire a third.

Burton hadn’t been 3-0 down all season, but manager Dean Calcutt changed the system from 4-5-1 to 4-3-3 and his team rose to the test of character.

Lee Bradley put them back in the game and then stoked up the pressure by grabbing a second from an Ashley Flynn pass in the area.

Bradley and Flynn then both went close before Burton were awarded a penalty for a push on the former and Flynn stepped up to fire his 25th goal of the season.