Yorkshire Amateur League: Knight is final star for Medics

Action from Morley v Tadcaster ('1004010a). PIC: Steve Riding
Action from Morley v Tadcaster ('1004010a). PIC: Steve Riding
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LEEDS MEDICS and Dentists 3rds secured the Hodgson Cup with a dramatic 4-3 success against Thornesians 3rds at Liversedge FC.

Division Four underdogs Thornesians took the lead three times through 17-year-old man-of-the-match Ben Austin, Jordan Page and James Wootton.

It was not until the ‘94th’ minute that Patrick Knight headed Division One side Medics into the lead for the first time to take the trophy.

Medics chair and League president Dr Stephen Ledger said: “It was superb to see such a sporting, high quality game played with incredible commitment by two teams who gave everything for the glory of winning the Cup – and were, by their attitude and efforts, glorious in both defeat and victory.”

Elsewhere, Grangefield Old Boys Reserves have a Hancock Cup final to look forward to after a 3-0 triumph against lower league Morley Town AFC Reserves 3-0.

An opportunist goal from Sam Russell and a clever touch from Dan Cuff gave Grangefield a 2-0 interval lead that they added to midway through the second half through Si Rothery.

Grangefield’s first Hancock Cup final will be against Gildersome Spurs Reserves at Liversedge on April 30 (7.30pm).

In league matters, Morley Town AFC took full advantage of Beeston St Anthony’s not having a game and returned to the top of Division one after humbling FC Tadcaster 8-0.

The Morley goals came from Ryan Hartley with a hat-trrick and Matt Agar and Ben Holdsworth with braces with man of the match Dan Holland also netting.

In Division Two, Almondburians closed the gap on leaders Colton Institute with a 3-1 win at home to Amarnath Crossgates.

Adam Lightowlers’s brace was supported by a strike from Adam Walker.

Terry Marflitt Trophy first-round action between St Nicholas and Gildersome Spurs OB. PIC: Steve Riding

Yorkshire Amateur League/Terry Marflitt Trophy: Morley given a good run for their money by third-tier Alwoodley Reserves