Leeds Combination/Sunday review: Cup holders HT Sports storm into third round

Hope Inn's Andrew Gallager goes for a 50-50 with Bramley's Chris Hyde. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe
Hope Inn's Andrew Gallager goes for a 50-50 with Bramley's Chris Hyde. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe
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HOLDERS HT Sports stormed into the third round of the West Riding FA County Sunday Cup by smashing Wrenthorpe Rangers 10-2 away from home.

Steve Palfrey and Lee Turner both scored four times for the Leeds Combination League high-flyers in Wakefield with Steve Wales and George Kovacs adding a goal each.

Hope Inn's Shaun Mallory is tackled by Bramley's Nick Carlton. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Hope Inn's Shaun Mallory is tackled by Bramley's Nick Carlton. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

New Pudsey navigated a difficult-looking tie was goals from John Mallinson and James Allen saw them run out 2-0 winners over visiting FC Panda.

Main Line Social’s recent renaissance continued as they beat visiting Armley Sundays 2-1.

New Armley had a Dale McCormack brace and a Jordan Tate strike to thank for their pulsating 3-2 victory over visiting Fryston.

And Hunslet Club were victorious through a 2-0 margin in their tie against visiting Keighley Crusaders.

Hope Inn's Scott Jones loses out to Bramley's Daniel Jacklyn. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Hope Inn's Scott Jones loses out to Bramley's Daniel Jacklyn. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Carlton Binks opened the scoring for Hunslet before Leeds’ answer to French superstar Kyllian Mbappe – Killian Mabey – scored the second and final goal of the game.

Jack Twyford scored for East Leeds Celtic in their fixture at Thronton United, but it wasn’t enough for his side to progress as they lost agonisingly 2-1.

Horsforth Saints and Colton had much easier paths to the third round after their respective opponents – Harrogate Road and Woodman Sports Club – failed to raise teams thus giving them a bye.

Horsforth Fairweather, now of the Wharfedale Triangle League, rekindled old rivalries with The Woodcock in their cup clash, easing to a 4-1 win despite a Luke Cook consolation.

Also from the Wharfedale Triangle League, Leeds City Rovers stormed into round three by battering Heavy Woollen League visitors Roberttown Rovers 6-1.

But from the other Heavy Woollen League sides there were wins for Cock of the North who beat Snowdon 3-2, Deighton WMC who ran out 10-0 winners at Myrtle Park Reserves and Wellington Westgate who had a 4-0 win over AFC Cutsyke. AFC Chickenley lost 8-1 at Westwood Park.

Wakefield Sunday League leaders Shepherds Arms blitzed visiting Keighley Shamrocks 10-0 but Whitkirk Wanderers were beaten 2-1 at Sandy Lane. Wharfedale Triangle League Keighley Athletic smashed visiting Heaton Athletic 8-3 while Salts saw off visiting Railway Inn Pontefract 4-1.

Crossflatts Village edged a 1-0 success at Keighley Town while Burton Leonard were given a bye.

Bradford Celtic eased through with a 3-0 verdict at home to Northern while Feathers were flustered 3-1 at Siddal Place.

Navigation pointed their way to a 4-3 success at home to Malt Shovel, Hollins Holme against FC Casa and Olympic against Bradshaw.

Kippax Sundays were given an away walkover against Bramley Amateur with Original Oak going throgh by the same manner against Rocking Horse and New Inn Whites doing likewise against Tyersal.

FC Walkers Hounds were another team given an away walkover against Saville Arms.

Lee Mount were awarded a home win walkover against Mirfield Town with Mount Pleasant also through after a home walkover against Churwell.

The same progression was achieved for Wrose Bull against Athletico Bramley.

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CHRISTMAS came early for Bramley Amateurs who held their nerve to book their place in the third round of the West Riding FA County Sunday Trophy with a 6-5 success on spot kicks at home to Overthorpe Sports Club, writes JOHN MCNAMARA.

Kevin Christmas, Deacon James, Danny Hook and Danny Plows struck for Bramley as the game finished 4-4 after extra time.

Headingley Rovers took on Fairweather Green but lost 4-2 despite decent goals from Michael Evans and Adam Stanford. Myrtle Park lost 2-1 to New Inn Whites for whom Dominic Cleghorn and Ben Howarth scored while Original Oak were felled 4-0 at home to FC United of Baildon.

James Obank’s opening goal for Pudsey Athletic saw them race into a 1-0 lead against Horse and Jockey but they were ultimately behind at the finish line, beaten 3-1.

Division Three outfit Republica Internationale are familiar with heavy defeats after shipping 23 goals in six league games this season so their 5-0 cup loss to Sheepscar was no surprise. Daniel Sheriffe hit an impressive brace for Sheepscar whilst Lutel Williams, Leon Brown and Jason Stapleton also got in on the goal scoring action.

Rodley beat Oulton Athletic 3-1, Brad Longhorn and James Penman scored for Rodley with the third being an own goal. Freddie Raw of Oulton managed to score in the right net though.

There were mixed fortunes for Sporting Pudsey’s sides. The second team lost out 3-2 at home to Redoubt whereas the firsts pulled off a 4-0 win at Thorpe United. Farris Emara scored a brace for the firsts and Sam Marshall and Omar Caines finished off the scoring.

Rothwell Sundays made light work of Whitewood Metrostars, strolling to a 2-0 victory. West Yorkshire Falcons soared high with a brace from Charlie Connor and a goal from Alejandro Rubio to dispatch Low Moor 3-0.

From the Heavy Woollen League, Elliot Brooke, Kristian Angus, Michael Hutton and Andy Bates all scored in Overthorpe Sports Club’s 4-4 draw at Bramley Amateurs but they went out after a penalty shoot-out.

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HOPE Inn Whites took full advantage of their first game in hand in the Jubilee Premier, writes JOHN MCNAMARA.

A 4-1 victory at home to Bramley Town made it six wins from six for the defending champions and extended Hope’s lead at the top of the table to five points.

Bramley are left in fifth despite Brian Edwards’ consolation goal against Hope.

Kippax’s torrid start to the season continued when they faced fellow strugglers Seacroft at home.

Kieron Turnbull and Tom Charles scored for Kippax in the 4-2 loss which has left them marooned at the foot of the table, five points behind Seacroft.

In the Premier, second-bottom East End Park were so close to claiming their sixth point of the season as they narrowly lost out to fourth-bottom Moortown Albion 3-2.

Lewis Shenbanjo scored once again for East End Park whilst Terry Tomlinson grabbed the other.

For Moortown, however, victory was sealed with a double from Scott Stainthorpe and a Ben Challenger strike.

Division One side Northern Star claimed their first win of the campaign away to fourth-placed Temple in a thrilling seven-goal encounter. Goals from Kieran Dieghan (2), Kieron Dunn and Stuart Brown sealed the win for Northern Star.

In Division Two, Bramley Lions and Western Juniors shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw with Danny Robinson and Tom Welsh scoring for the Lions. Elsewhere, Old Crooked Clock stormed to a 5-3 victory over Churwell with Jamie Davies being the star of the show, scoring twice for the Clock.

There was just one fixture in Division Three as West Leeds beat visiting Elford 2-0.

In the first round of the LUTY Cup, Commercial HQ won 3-0 at Armley Reserves thanks to a brace from Aaron Batley and a Chris Jones strike.