BOSS Lee Connor admitted HT Sports were not the force they were after a disappointing 3-2 loss at Olympic in the second round of the West Riding FA County Sunday Cup
Leeds Combination League Jubilee Premier big guns HT are former winners of the competition but could field only 10 players for the weekend’s cup tie.
And Bradford side Olympic made their numerical advantage count with Sports goals from Paul Willis and Steve Palfrey failing to save another high profile cup exit on the back of the club’s early departure from the FA Sunday Cup.
“It was a bad day as we started with 10, just because we were low on numbers,” said Connor.
“Things are not good at HT at the moment!
“We had enough chances to win two games but we defended poorly and it was just an all around poor performance to be honest.”
Combination champions Chapeltown Fforde Grene have also been below par of late but they roared to a 6-0 success at home to Horsforth Fairweather. A Joel Hughes treble was supported by a goal each from Mark Harding, Ashton Campbell and Roy Fogerty.
Danny Walsh’s Halton Moor also obliged 3-0 at Premier leaders Main Line Social with goals from Paulie Graham, Roy Stamer and Stephen Copley.
But the score of the round came at Combination leaders Hope Inn Whites who tore apart visiting Fountain Head 16-1.
Ste Mallory bagged five and Josh McClean four, supported by braces from Leigh Rooks and Shaun Mallory plus a goal each from Stewart Berry, Adam Barlow and Dillon Horwell.
Pudsey Liberal Club were also impressive in an 8-0 trouncing of visiting Ryburn United through a Fidel Mhlo hat-trick, a Declan Forber brace and a goal each from Brandon Baldwin, Shane Gaughan and Rob Nicholson.
A Chris Ovington treble and Steven Crawford strike gave Belle Isle WMC a 4-1 win at home to Claro League champions Harrogate CSC but Seacroft WMC were felled 8-4 at White Eagles.
A Scott Jones double plus goals from Carl Robinson and Ollie Maiden were in vain for Seacroft.
Leeds City Rovers fared better as goals from Dino Mulavdic, Rob Holliday and Mark Donnelly sealed a 3-0 triumph at home to AFC Cutsyke.
Badri enjoyed a notable victory as visiting Ryburn Valley were beaten 5-1.
Joshi Moon, Jonathan Daniel, Jamal Phillips, Innocent Enos Huly and Jordan Jeffrey all notched one each.
Colton went through on penalties after a 3-3 draw at home to FC Anglers.
But goals from Daniel King and Matty Dalton failed to save JB Celtic from a 3-2 loss at home to Kirk Deighton Rangers.
Original Oak were felled 4-0 by visiting Clifton Rangers.
Bramley Town also went out by the same 4-0 scoreline at Crossflatts Village.
Other notable results included a 5-2 victory for Ferrybridge Progressive at Castleford rivals Fryston AFC and a superb 2-1 success for Leeds-based Sky Bet at home to Prospect.
Heavy Woollen League champions St John Fisher Old Boys walloped visiting Mount Pleasant 6-1 while Wetherby Athletic were 3-1 victors at home to Ovenden BCFC.
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Richard Wheelhouse bagged four with Jamie Davies and Robin Williams also netting.
Amaranth were also 6-0 winners against Saltaire Rangers. James Sutcliffe and Danny Blackburn hit braces to go with goals from Eddie McNamara and Ben Wilkinson.
Whitkirk Wanderers beat Eccleshill United 7-3 thanks to a hat-trick each from Kingsley Wetherald and Taylor Starkey.
Sporting Pudsey pulled off a narrow 5-3 victory over King George Reserves thanks to a Josh Pearce hat-trick and an Adam Shaw brace.
Kippax Band Club beat Clayton Village Sports & Social 3-1 with goals from Aaron Gray, Nicky Mooring and Callum McDonald.
But two goals from Dave Martyn and a James Smith strike was not enough for Chapel Allerton in a 4-3 defeat against Beechwood Sunday.
The game between Bedford Arms Wakefield and Nags HFC went all the way to penalties with Combo side Bedford coming out 4-1 victors. The game finished 2-2 after 90 minutes with Jack Pearson and Adam Higgins bagging Bedford’s goals.
AFC Bramley suffered a 10-3 defeat against Lyceum with Scott Barlow, Shane Hanson and David Thornton grabbing Bramley’s consolation goals.
Corpus Christi were condemned to a 10-2 loss against Britannia Tadcaster. Halfway suffered a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Delius while Millshaw Park Rangers were demolished 12-1 by Westwood Park.