BEN TURNER’s five-star showing proved in vain as Old Modernians suffered a gut-wrenching to defeat to big guns Bardsey in the West Riding FA County Challenge Cup.
West Yorkshire League Premier Division champions Bardsey arrived as big favourites at Division One side Mods but they hadn’t vouched for Turner who bagged a brilliant five-goal haul. James Lee also netted for the host as an incredible encounter ended 6-6 after extra time but Bardsey scraped through 4-3 on penalties.
Bardsey’s Premier Division rivals Leeds City overcame a nightmare first round draw at Bay Athletic with a victory.
County Amateur League big guns Bay had home advantage but were sent tumbling out as City netted through Leroy McIntosh and James Hochstrasser who netted an 85th-minute winner. The game was 1-1 at the break with Kieran Ryan having struck for Bay.
But there was heartache for Hunslet Club who fell to a 4-3 defeat at home to West Yorkshire League leaders Field. Two goals from Daniel Cunningham plus one each from Darryll Leach and Christopher Wood booked Field’s place in the next round.
But progression was straight-forward for West Yorkshire Premier high-flyers Beeston St Anthony’s who blitzed visiting Hunsworth West Riding 4-0. Matthew Jackson was at the double for Beeston whose Ben Haigh and Matty Moon added one each.
Brighouse Old Boys are through after a 3-1 win at Thorne Colliery while Robin Hood Athletic rolled on with a 2-1 triumph at Ossett Town Reserves. And Ripon City edged through after a 4-2 success on penalties at Newsome following a 2-2 draw after extra-time. The game as all square at 1-1 after 9-0 minutes.
Horbury Town also eased to a 5-0 win at home to Volunteer Arms while Oxenhope Recreation blitzed hosts Cowling 9-3. But East End Park are out following a 2-1 loss at Greetland with Wetherby Athletic’s adventure also over following a 2-0 loss at home to Brighouse Town Reserves
Several teams from Division One of the West Yorkshire League are through with Old Centralians left jubilant after a 5-4 penalty shoot out win at County Amateur League hosts Overthorpe Sports Club.
The game finished 3-3 after 90 minutes and 4-4 after extra time with two goals from Christopher Ward plus one each from Aaron Rothery and Robbie Campbell taking Cents to the shootout. Doubles from Kristian Angus and Jack Allerton were in vain for Overthorpe.
Swillington Saints also savoured a 6-4 victory at Halifax Irish Centre. Jamie Davies slammed in a hat-trick for Saints whose Liam Parker netted a brace with Ben Walton also netting. Aberford Albion enjoyed a 4-1 triumph at home to Silsden Reserves. Two goals from Aron Heywood plus one each from Jack Matthews and Liam Thompson saw them to victory.
And Division One basement boys Altofts obliged 2-1 at Huddersfield YMCA. Ilkley Town also won 3-2 at Ryburn United with goals from Daniel Bott, Adam Davey and Damian Smith. Joining them in the next round are Carlton Athletic who triumphed 2-0 at Featherstone Colliery and Howden Clough who enjoyed a 5-0 win at home to Westbrook YMCA.
Pool also enjoyed a 2-1 success at home to Ventus Yeadon Celtic.
But Stanley United are out despite putting up a tremendous fight before bowing out 6-3 at County Amateur League big guns Ovenden West Riding after extra time. An Ashley Mynton hat-trick was ultimately not enough for Stanley who were tied 3-3 after 90 minutes.
Ovenden eventually got themselves through thanks to a Jordan Coduri brace plus strikes from Hayden Kerris, Mick Gregory, Robbie Graham and an own goal.
Headingley AFC suffered penalty shoot out pain as they lost 5-4 on spot kicks at Steeton after a 1-1 draw after extra-time. Danny McNulty was the normal time Steeton scorer.
Three teams from Division Two of the West Yorkshire League were in County Challenge Cup action with Sherburn White Rose romping to a 6-1 win at home to Steeton Reserves. Danny Middleton’s hat-trick was supported by strikes from Ross Johnstone, Lee Keisey and Darrell Young. Kellingley Welfare, though, were sent packing by visiting Stump Cross who obliged 4-3. Two goals from Joshua Barratt plus one from Robert Anderson were not quite enough for the hosts.
And Yorkshire Amateur exited 3-1 at Alwoodley who are one of the Yorkshire Amateur League sides through. Leon Ruddock’s strike failed to save the Ammers. Alwoodley’s Adam Bond bagged a brace with Tom Rawson also on the mark.
Yorkshire Amateur League leaders Huddersfield Amateur roared on with a 4-2 triumph at Halifax Irish Club. After going 1-0 down, doubles from Sam Frankland and Chris Dennison saw the thriving side through.
Stanningley Old Boys are also through after a 2-0 success at Greetland Reserves. As stand in keeper Micky Joyce shone, a James Allen penalty and Brad Burrow strike sent Stanningley through.
Farsley Celtic Juniors stormed to a 5-1 victory at home to Salem. Adam Jesusco was at the double with Luke Gordon, Alex Gyte and free kick specialist Craig Farrand also netting. Morley Town navigated their way past Kirkby Malzeard 2-1 with goals from Ash Thorpe and a splendid effort from full back Tom Smith.
FC Headingley edged a ten-goal thriller at home to Harlow Hill 6-4 as Matt Raw hit a five-timer. Jez Parr also netted for Headingley who are joined the next round by Ealandians who romped in 6-0 at Wilsden Athletic. Matt Parker hit a brilliant 22-minute hat-trick for the visitors for whom Wayne Crossley hit a brace with Glynn Haley also netting.
Collingham Juniors Old Boys, though, were usurped 5-1 by visiting Earby Town. Richard Metcalfe hit the home consolation. North East Leeds suffered a 2-0 loss at Thornes while A resurgent Lower Hopton easily accounted for the young guns at Rothwell 6-0. County Amateur League outfit Littletown’s adventure was ended in a 5-1 loss at Storthes Hall. Duane Bywood’s strike was in vain for Littletown in the face of home braces from Lee Bradshaw and Jacob Robertson plus a Tom McReadie strike.
In the West Riding County FA Trophy, Gildersome Spurs Old Boys edged past visiting Prince Of Wales Ossett 3-2. Two goals from Stephen Wales and one from Aidan McCormack sealed progression in spite of Mark Bedford red card. Among other teams through are Wortley who saw off visiting Bradford 4-1 with goals come Ben Fox, Danny Purcell, Adam Shaw and Joe Hudson. But the Hunslet Club And Parkside were knocked out after a 4-1 loss at home to AFC Kettlethorpe. Neil Kershaw’s strike failed to save the hosts. Kirkstall Crusaders also beat visiting Brighouse Old Boys Reserves 4-3 after extra-time.
A Simon Bradshaw brace, Nathan Ellis strike and Ricky Radcliffe penalty put Kirkstall through.