Saturday District Cups: Athletic on right track after solid derby win

Shane Sowden on a run for Drighlington Malt Shovel
Shane Sowden on a run for Drighlington Malt Shovel
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ROBIN Hood Athletic booked their place in the Leeds and District FA Senior Cup second round with a 2-1 success in an all-West Yorkshire League battle at Carlton Athletic.

Robin Hood dominated the first-half with a Graham Marchant strike and James Finlayson penalty putting them 2-0 up at the break.

Neighbours Carlton netted after the interval but Robin Hood now take their place in the second round.

With most teams receiving byes, the clash was one of only four first-round games staged and Old Modernians recorded a surprise in a 4-2 success at Whitkirk Wanderers in another all-West Yorkshire League tie.

But the Yorkshire Amateur League’s Middleton Park bowed out after a 2-1 loss against Mount St Mary’s.

Konrad Platek’s penalty with five minutes to go made it 1-1 before St Mary’s bagged a late winner.

Farnley Sports also performed well before losing 4-2 to Beechwood Gate.

Farnley led through an Adam Butterworth free-kick and were later on target with an own goal.

As far as the West Yorkshire League Premier Division teams were concerned, Oxenhope Recreation edged a nine-goal feast in the Keighley and District FA Cup at holders Steeton.

Oxenhope’s Michael Garnett scored four and James Bailey added the other.

Ripon City cruised into the semi-finals of the Harrogate FA Whitworth Cup by hammering visiting Kirk Deighton Rangers 6-1.

Tom Leeming’s brace was supported by strikes from James Mason, Daz Simpson, Ash Atkinson and Liam Gaffney.

Two goals from Levi Crombie plus one from James Tucknott at Aldborough Road also gave Boroughbridge a 3-0 win at home to the Harrogate League’s Pateley Bridge.

Wetherby Athletic were on Barkston Ash Challenge Cup duty with a Jerd Vale double giving them a 2-1 triumph at Aberford Albion.

The West Yorkshire League’s Garforth Rangers were also on Barkston Ash duty as they enjoyed a 5-3 success at Collingham Old Boys who were 3-0 down after ten minutes.

Two goals from Ashley Bell plus one each from Daniel Wiltshire, Jordan Hayes and Jonathan Booker sealed a five-star Rangers performance.

Two strikes from Richard Metcalfe and one from Jordan Riley provided an admirable Collingham response.

Garforth Rangers of the Yorkshire Amateur League enjoyed a 4-1 defeat of Bramham with goals from Scott Harding, Kean Varley and two from Danny Foster.

In the Heavy Woollen District FA Wheatley Cup, a below-par Howden Clough scraped a 2-1 success against a wasteful Old Bank WMC. An Andy Griffiths thunder-bolt and James Keen strike eventually settled matters.

From the Yorkshire Amateur League, Old Batelians eased their way into the third round with a straight-forward 4-0 success against Savile Youth.

A triple for Stu Otway plus a goal from James McFarlane put them through.

But Wheelwright Old Boys were hammered 9-1 by Thornhill United. Mike Davies bagged a Wheelwright consolation.

Churwell Lions were left deflated after a 2-1 loss at Drighlington Malt Shovel. The Lions led 2-0 after 30 minutes through goals from Josh Cruddace and Ashley Oates.

But there was joy for Woodkirk Valley who went through 4-3 on penalties at Crackenedge following a 4-4 draw after extra-time.

Two goals from Dylan Bradley plus one each from Mark Pickersgill and Darren Forrest took Woodkirk to the shoot out with keeper Kev Mawson the spot-kicks hero.

Littletown – from the West Riding County Amateur League – cruised through with a 6-0 romp at AFC Ossett. Kyle Douglas slammed in four with Irfane Khan and Jordan Maltas adding one apiece.

Tingley Athletic, though, went crashing out with a 3-1 loss at Wyke Wanderers.

In the Wakefield And District Cup, Sandal Wanderers trounced Red Lion Alverthorpe 6-0.

Ollie Bartholomew bagged a hat-trick with George Speight Hulme, Toby Rutter and Scott Cosgrove also netting.

Wakefield City won 4-0 at Crofton Sports through a Ryan Southward treble and Dami Omilabu strike.

In the Bradford and District Cup, Hunsworth held all the aces against Calverley United who they beat 5-1. Nylle Rosendale got the Calverley consolation.

St Bedes also defeated Campion Reserves 3-0. Gary Sunderland gave Bedes a half time lead with Stephen Drake adding a second from a sweetly timed free kick. Sunderland later added his second.

Old Headingley also enjoyed a 3-1 triumph at home to Dudley Hill Rangers thanks to a Sam Pickup brace and Paul Booth strike.

And Old Headingley’s Reserves also went through as an own goal and an Andrew McNally strike gave them a 2-1 triumph at home to Dudley Hill Rangers.

In the pick of the games in the second round of the Leeds and District FA District Cup, North Leeds romped to a 7-2 success at Rodillian Reserves as Dean Peacock bagged a nap hand.

Goals from Sam Goodall and Daniel Bean completed the tally. Alwoodley Reserves also scraped through after a 5-4 success in a penalty shoot-out against Amaranth Crossgates following an initial 2-2 draw.

A David Morley double had Amaranth Crossgates two goals up but strikes from Rob Oxley and Sheldon Gray took the tie to the distance. Alwoodley ’keeper Luke Chadwick’s vital save then proved the difference in the shoot-out. Stanningley Old Boys Reserves enjoyed a 3-0 beating of Robin Hood Athletic Reserves with goals from Luke Harrop, Craig Harris and Dave Clark while Whitkirk Wanderers Res were much too strong for Middleton Park 3rds who were blitzed 10-1.

Colton Institute also ended the 100 per cent record of the Beeston St Anthony’s Yorkshire Amateur League side as a 79th-minute Robert Ashworth strike sealed a 1-0 victory. St Anthony’s Reserves, meanwhile, triumphed 7-4 over visitors Bramley Reserves.

Former winners Leeds City Reserves easily overhauled Trinity OB Reserves 8-1 with Trinity consoled by Gary Milner. Elsewhere, two goals from Michael Scheres plus one each from Adam Eastwood and Damian Clark gave Middleton Park Res a 4-2 success against Rothwell Town Res. Centralians also overcame local rivals Kirkstall Crusaders 3-0 with strikes from Richard Foster, Robbie Campbell and Thom Vidal. St Nicholas needed extra time before moving past a hard grafting Yorkshire Christian League side Mosaic 3-2.

Goals from Michael Sharp, Jermaine Crumbie and Austin Okoro eventually put them through.

Last season’s beaten finalists Hunslet Club Reserves moved safely through with a 5-2 success against Leeds Medics Reserves.

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