County Cup Saturday: Mountain’s side set up for exciting cup runs

West Riding County Challenge Cup action from Old Centralians v Ossett Albion.
West Riding County Challenge Cup action from Old Centralians v Ossett Albion.
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HORBURY TOWN boss Dean Mountain has set his sights on a prolonged run in the County Challenge Cup after bagging a slice of the round-one headlines with a 9-0 romp at Shire Academics.

HORBURY TOWN boss Dean Mountain has set his sights on a prolonged run in the County Challenge Cup after bagging a slice of the round one headlines with a 9-0 romp at Shire Academics.

Lamin Bojang bagged a hat-trick for Horbury who were also aided by a brace from Lee Geraghty plus a goal each from Matty Patterson, Neil Samardzija, Tom Dews and Mark Atkinson.

Predictably, Leeds City went even more goal; crazy in an 11-2 cruise at Wibsey and Horbury face City in the West Yorkshire League this weekend but both sides are into the County Challenge Cup second stage with Mountain dreaming of the road to Woodlesford.

Mountain told the YEP: “We’re looking to have a good run in this competition this year. We’ve not given it much focus in the last couple of seasons as we have tried to get established in the West Yorkshire League Premier however we’ve been given a very tough draw in the next round away at Steeton so we’ll see how that goes in a month’s time. Whilst it was good to get the win and spread the goals around the result in a one off cup-tie proves nothing.

“On Saturday we are back in league action away at one of the best sides in the county in Leeds City and we will definitely have to be at our best to get a result there!”

Barrie Frankland crashed in four goals for City in their cup cruise with James Hochstrasser adding a brace. Joe Tasker, Chris Lumley, Mat Johnson, Ciaran Mallon and Mitch Cameron also all netted one each.

But even City were outpointed by Halifax Irish and in particular Eli He who scored an amazing ten goals in an 18-1 hammering of visiting Hunsworth.

Irish’s Leon Hurles–Brook added a hat-trick with Chris Ellerby, Gareth Jones, Mat Waller, Antony Brown and Scott Gaukroger all adding one each.

Most of the West Yorkshire League big guns went through apart from Bardsey whose poor season continued with a 2-0 loss at home to Ossett Town Reserves,

But leaders and champions Field 3-1 winners at home to Northowram and Beeston St Anthony’s hammering visiting Rolls 6-0.

John Mallinson netted twice with Ste Crawford, Sean Jeavons and Connor Charlton netting together with an a own goal.

Carlton Athletic had a bye while Pool sunk hosts Mount Pleasant 8-1.

Oxenhope Recreation eased to a 5-2 win at Ryburn United but Otley Town were chinned 3-2 in an all West Yorkshire Premier affair at home to Brighouse Old Boys.

And Wetherby Athletic were thumped 6-1 by visiting Huddersfield YMCA from the County Amateur.

Hunslet Club went out 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw at Heywood Irish Centre but Knaresborough Town progressed with a 4-1 win at home to visiting Thorne Colliery.

Wyke wanderers edged a 1-0 success at Trinty And All Saints but Robin Hood Athletic were blitzed 6-1 at Grassington United,

A host of Yorkshire Amateur League teams also enjoyed victory with Ealandians 6-1 winners at home to Boroughbridge and Farsley Celtic Juniors obliging 4-2 at Elland Allstars.

Farnley Sports were 5-1 victors against visiting Uppermill whole Stanningley Old Boys went through 4-1 at Crosshills.

Grangefield Old Boys eventually did enough for a 4-2 verdict at Harlow Hill while Alwoodley were 1-0 winners at home to Tadcaster Magnet.

Amaranth also were 3-1 victors at home to Thornes while County Amateur side Littletown enjoyed a 4-2 win on penalties at Newsome after a 2-2 draw.

Overthorpe Sports Club obliged 5-1 at FC Polonia but Westbrook YMCA were felled 5-3 by visiting Shelf United

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