Heavy Woollen League: Ravenswharfe hang on for a notable cup scalp

Matthew Barratt, of Batley Irish Nash, is thwarted by Punch Bowl goalkeeper Dave Holmes. PIC: Steve Riding
Matthew Barratt, of Batley Irish Nash, is thwarted by Punch Bowl goalkeeper Dave Holmes. PIC: Steve Riding
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The main shock in the second round of the Heavy Woollen Challenge Cup saw the Championship strugglers win 2-1 at Premier Division outfit Overthorpe Sports Club.

Danny Craven lashed in a shot in the first minute of the game only for James Wilson to equalise just after half-time. Steven Smith hit the winner as Ravenswharfe hung on for a memorable victory.

Birstall St Patricks won an all Championship tie as they beat Hartshead 2-0 thanks to Tom Williams and an own goal.

And Millbridge WMC had braces from Luke Sherman and Nick Robinson, plus a Joe Kenzitt goal, to tanks as they won 5-2 at Clifton Rangers.

St John Fisher also progressed to the next round after Rob Bordman, with two, Rob Hiscox, Charlie Frear and an own goal saw them win 5-2 at AFC Chickenley, who replied through Blake Dewhirst and Michael Chadwick.

James Tesseyman fired a hat-trick for Woodkirk Valley in their 5-2 win against Deighton WMC. Chris McGuire and Nick Williamson bagged the others, with Deighton replying through Michael Fill and Paul Pyke. Dale Wright hit the game’s only goal as Birkenshaw won 1-0 at Woodman Batley Carr. Robin Knight fired a hat-trick for Heckmondwike Sports Club in their 3-2 win over Town Rangers.

In Heavy Woollen Challenge Trophy highlights, Overthorpe Sports Club Reserves completed a miserable day for the club, going down 13-3 to Birkenshaw Reserves, despite Lee Davey’s hat-trick. Ryan Hird led the way for Birkenshaw with five goals, Joel Pollard netted a hat-trick with Paul Smith, Lee Brook, Adam Lazenby, Tom Smith and Luke Hird completing the tally.

Patrick Davies hit a hat-trick for Saville Arms in a 5-1 win at Scholes Athletic while Snowdon won 6-2 against Clifton Rangers Reserves thanks to a hat-trick from Shakeel Pandora. Logan Hall also fired a hat-trick for Six Lane Ends in a 5-1 win over St Ignatius while Old Bank WMC enjoyed an 8-0 win over Clifton Rangers A thanks to four goals from Robert Evans, a Joshua Cooke hat-trick and a strike from Will Smeaton.

In the Premier, Mount Pleasant climbed to sixth place with a 3-0 win over bottom side Oakwell Motel. In the Championship Dave Blakeley hit both goals for Navigation as they won 2-1 at Marsh, who replied through Marc Harrison. The result sees Navigation climb to second place whilst Marsh drop to third. Division One leaders The Yorkshireman had a brace from Joel Franklin to thank as they won 2-1 at Hanging Heaton Cricket Club, who replied through Dave Hall. FC Liversedge and Batley Celtics shared a 2-2 draw. Mark Wigley and Lee McKeown scored for Liversedge, with Dave Barlow and Brad Jackson for the Batley side.

Dan Daly of Beeston St Anthony's.

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