Yorkshire Amateur: Tomlinson spot on in cup semi shoot-out

Richard Alexander scores for Stanningley OB at FC Headingley.

Richard Alexander scores for Stanningley OB at FC Headingley.

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grangefield old Boys booked their place in the final of the Marflitt Trophy after beating Ealandians in a repeat of last year’s final.

The thrilling game ended 3-3 after normal time which saw Ealandians hold a 2-0 lead with both goals coming from Dominic Finn after just 10 minutes. But Grangefield fought their way back into the game thanks to Grant Jackson’s brace and an own goal before James Greenwood levelled for Ealandians late on in the second half.

Matt Tomlinson scored the winning penalty for Grangefield who will now face Alwoodley in the final.

Farsley Celtic Juniors maintained their lead at the top of the Premier Division with a 4-0 victory at Trinity and All Saints COB. A brace from Andy Cooper and strikes from Johnny Mallinson and Tom Ormondroyd sealed the three points. With Huddersfield Amateur not in action, Juniors lead the way on goal difference.

Stanningley Old Boys beat hosts Headingley FC 2-1 to notch their fifth consecutive win under new manager Nick Sutcliffe and move into sixth place. Jason Carr and Brian Sharrock netted for the visitors before Merlyn Andrews scored a late consolation for Headingley.

A depleted Farnley Sports maintained their 100 per cent record in the Championship with a 2-0 win over hosts Thornesians, a game which saw both sides reduced to 10 men. Andy Punter and Barrie Danby scored for the visitors.

Second-placed Rodillian enjoyed a 5-3 victory over visiting Morley Town thanks to two goals from Luke Playford plus one each from Charles Holt, Jack Kanyama and Dom Doggett. Strikes from Dom Doggett, Matty Ibbotson and a Marc Haley penalty were in vain for Morley. Beeston Old Boys narrowly beat visiting Old Modernians 2-1 to stay three points behind Rodillian in third after first-half goals from Jamie Mitchell and Ryan Dawson. A Hugo Sachs goal led the Mods fight but they are now bottom of the table after Calverley United moved second bottom with a shock 6-1 defeat of mid-table visitors Old Batelians. Four goals from Joel Binns inspired Calverley whose Jake Smith and Ben Binns also struck in the face of a solitary away effort from Tom Overend. Elsewhere, a glancing header from Dale Kellett was enough to give Beeston St Anthony’s all three points in a 1-0 win at Stanningley OB Reserves.

The slide of second-placed Collingham Juniors Old Boys continued in Division One as they were beaten 3-2 at fourth-placed Garforth Rangers.

Rangers came out on top after two goals from leading goalscorer Kean Varley and a Danny Foster penalty as a Mark Pieri double failed to save Juniors.

Third-placed Colton Athletic also slipped up as Ryan Brough scored the only of the game for fifth-placed hosts St Nicholas in a 1-0 win.

Almondburians jumped to sixth as goals from Adam Lightowlers and Will Atkin sunk visiting Sandal Wanderers 2-0 as Leeds Independent dropped to seventh through a 3-1 loss at fourth-bottom Gildersome Spurs Old Boys.

Two goals from Conor Firth and one from James Wilby inspired Spurs with Marlon Richards consoling Indy.

Goals from Jamie Halsall and Brendan Mullen ensured a 2-1 win for Old Centralians over basement club hosts St Bedes whose Kingsley Hall netted in vain.

Ryan Rhodes runs through to score for Drighlington past Alwoodley Res goalkeeper Brad Cahill. PIC: Steve Riding

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