Cup round-ups: Princely performance by Lions almost puts cat among the pigeons

Action from Ossett Dynamos v FC Gawthorpe in the Cyril Craven Cup.

Action from Ossett Dynamos v FC Gawthorpe in the Cyril Craven Cup.

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MINNOWS Churwell Lions Reserves put in arguably the performance of the Wheatley Cup second round before suffering an agonising 2-1 loss at home to Prince of Wales Ossett.

Churwell, who ply their trade in Division Five of the Yorkshire Amateur League, were huge underdogs against a side in the Wakefield Saturday League Premier Division.

True to the form book, Prince took a first-half lead but before half-time Dave Kibler had equalised.

The Lions battled magnificently and it required the last kick of the match from Prince of Wales to separate the sides.

Churwell Lions’ first team suffered a 6-2 exit at home to West Yorkshire League Division Two side Hartshead who are safely into the last 16.

Churwell took the lead through leading scorer Ash Oates but Hartshead were too sharp despite Oates later bagging his second.

Matthew Biddle and Jamie Wasley bagged braces for Hartshead whose Nicholas Lambert and Callum Padgett also struck.

Morley Town AFC enjoyed a stunning 7-2 success against Wakefield Premier League outfit Old Bank.

Marc Haley’s hat-trick proved crucial, plus a Morley goal each from Jonathan Wilmshurst, Jed Wrigley, Ash Daly and Danny Making.

Josh Robinson and Sam Raymond netted for Old Bank.

Old Batelians Reserves put up a heroic display before being eclipsed 3-2 at Lower Hopton – one of the leading lights in the County Amateur League.

Batelians, of Division Two of the Yorkshire Amateur League, took a fifth-minute lead through a Joe Armitage penalty.

Lower Hopton rallied to lead 3-1 through strikes from Joe Armitage and Luke Adams but with a nervy final 15 minutes followed after Luke Adams struck in the 75th minute.

Progress was easy for Yorkshire Amateur League Division Two side Woodkirk Valley who swamped Division Three visitors Heckmondwike GSOB 8-1.

Marcus Benstead slammed in a nap hand of goals supported by efforts from Chrissy Woods, Marc Barnes and Dylan Bradley.

Old Batelians also hammered visiting Cleckheaton Sporting 10-2. Frazer Malyk, Steve Otway and Sam Newman struck four, three and two respectively with the home side’s Nick Goodall also on the scoresheet.

Wheelwright Old Boys suffered a 4-2 loss at Crackenedge despite netting through Rob Ives and Johnny Beverley.

And despite goals from Dan Gannon, Luke Turner and Jack Langstaff Norristhorpe wasted too many chances to be in the hunt against Smokin Aces and lost 5-3.

County Amateur League outfit Littletown stormed into the third round with a 5-1 win at Overthorpe Sports Club.

Two goals from Joe Jagger plus one each from Lamin Bojang, Kurt Harris and Duane Bywood put Littletown through with a Reece Patterson strike to little avail for Overthorpe.

There was also a cracker at Ossett Dynamos who were chinned 5-4 by FC Gawthorpe after extra time.

Progress was much more straight-forward for Gildersome Spurs Old Boys who bludgeoned visiting Savile Youth 11-0.

Howden Clough eased past visiting White Rose 9-3 while Thornhill FC obliged 6-2 at Marsh.

Drighlington Juniors progressed with a 4-2 win at Savile Town while Wyke Wanderers hammered visiting Dewsbury Rangers Old Boys 5-0.

Ossett Common Rovers were also 5-0 winners at home to Overthorpe Sports Club.

Ryan Rhodes runs through to score for Drighlington past Alwoodley Res goalkeeper Brad Cahill. PIC: Steve Riding

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