TEN-man Halton Moor defied the numbers to ‘bomb’ their way into the third round of the Leeds and District FA Sunday Senior Cup.
Halton Moor had three players on holiday, two ineligible and one on RAF duties for Sunday’s trip to Original Oak. But Mark Blowers, nicknamed ‘the bomb’ by his team-mates, bagged an amazing five-goal haul for the visitors to put Danny Walsh’s side in the next round.
Boss Walsh said of Blowers ‘the bomb’: “It’s just a name we gave him a few years ago because he’s a centre-half really, so it’s so ironic he scored all five.”
Strikes from Jon Hart and Phil Evans were in vain for the hosts.
Leeds City Rovers flew the Leeds Combination flag in style with a 6-2 success at Leeds Sunday League leaders Chapeltown Fforde Grene. Adam Bond and Dom Locke both bagged braces for the visitors whose Helmo Cruz Silva and Mark Donnelly added a goal apiece.
JB Celtic, from the Combination Premier, enjoyed a 5-1 win at home to top flight Leeds Sunday League side Harehills WMC. A Matty Dalton hat-trick and Steve Wells double put Celtic in the next round.
There was a surprise at Seacroft AFC who shocked visiting Pudsey Liberal Club 4-0. Seacroft sit bottom of the Combination League top flight but ousted their third-placed visitors from the cup with Ryan Robinson’s brace supported by strikes from Glenroy Hilton and Ryan Robinson.
Combination top flight outfit Queenswood Crusaders ousted Premier visitors Beeston St Anthony’s Sunday 5-2.
In the second round of the Leeds FA Sunday District Cup, AFC Bramley edged a 6-4 cracker at home to Waterintobeer. Four goals from Michael O’Hanlon proved crucial to the hosts whose Lewis Mawson also bagged a brace. A Mbara treble and Power strike failed to save the visitors.
Seacroft eclipsed visiting Engine 4-3. Ash Gales, Adam Newton and Jonny Dockerty all netted for the visitors put they were sent out in the face of a home double from Baz Edwards plus goals from Gary Crossley and Liam Gales.
Oulton Athletic progressed past visiting Seacroft AFC (Sunday) 4-2. Oulton’s Chris Mawson, Tom Lee, Jack Rees and Anthony Sykes were all on the scoresheet.
Waggon Athletic romped to a 5-0 success at home to Armley Rangers. Danny Walker’s double was supported by a goal each from Shawn Mitchell, Philip Daved and Ryan Milton.
Whitkirk Wanderers Sunday eased past visiting New Pudsey 5-1. Ash Hoddell was at the double for Whitkirk whose Kingsley Wetherald, Reece Brown and Glen Hewitt added a goal each. Tom Walgate was the solitary New Pudsey scorer. New Parnaby edged past visiting KKS Zubry 4-3 thanks to doubles from Kyle Swithenbank and Jamie Davis. Strikes from Doherty and Geddes were in vain for Old Ball who lost 3-2 at home to Chapel Allerton.
In the second round of the Leeds FA Sunday Jubilee Cup, East Leeds AFC stormed to a 7-1 win at Northern Star. Oliver Maude netted twice for the visitors whose Ben Maude, Adam Kerrigan, Ryan Carr and Josh Meah added one each.
Amaranth Twenty 13 eased to a 5-1 win at New White Hart with doubles from Josh Donaldson and Joseph Macklam plus a Reece Child strike. Kris Linfoot struck for White Hart.
Millshaw Park Rangers enjoyed a 4-1 win at Khalsa United for whom a Ryan Clark strike was in vain. Isaac Denny’s double plus goals from Tom Snowden and Michael Walpole did the business for the visitors. Two goals from Paul Cochrane and Ryan Holmes gave Leodis United a 3-1 win at South Leeds Independents but WIBS lost out 3-2 at Seacroft Colts AFC Stallions.
A Steve Kay strike and an own goal failed to save the visitors.