Leeds FA Challenge Cup: Carter cuts loose to give Rothwell Town timely lift

Action from Leeds City v FC Headingley.
Action from Leeds City v FC Headingley.
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SCOTT Carter struck a brilliant double hat-trick to give Rothwell Town a welcome 7-3 tonic at Bramley Athletic in the Leeds FA Challenge Cup.

Rothwell sit eighth in Division Two of the West Yorkshire League put proved too good for the Wakefield League top-flight hosts with Carter the star of the show.

A Joshua Knaggs strike supported Carter’s half dozen.

But Beechwood Gate flew the Wakefield League flag in style with a 3-2 win at Leeds Medics & Dentists AFC of the Yorkshire Amateur League.

Niall Robinson’s brace proved in vain for Medics who fought back from being 1-0 down with the scores level at 2-2 with 10 minutes to go.

Leeds City eased past Yorkshire Amateur League visitors FC Headingley 6-2.

Sam Raw and Matt Raw struck the goals for FC Headingley. And Hunslet Club also recorded a 2-1 win at Yorkshire Amateur League hosts Grangefield Old Boys, avenging a defeat of two seasons ago.

Grangefield took a 13th-minute lead through Andy Kenyon but by half-time Hunslet had built up a 2-1 lead.

East End Park were also too good for Yorkshire Amateur League visitors Trinity Old Boys who were defeated 4-1.

Trinity were a goal down at half-time and it was 3-0 before Ian Duggleby bagged the consolation goal in the 4-1 loss.

Beeston St Anthony’s booked their place in the next round with a 4-0 win again old adversaries Carlton Athletic at King Field. The two West Yorkshire League sides have shared a healthy rivalry over the years and higher-league Beeston held sway on Saturday through first-half goals from Ryan Boden plus one each for Matthew Moon and Lee Coleman. In an all-West Yorkshire League Division One tie, Old Centralians edged out visiting Old Modernians 2-1.

And in an all-Yorkshire Amateur League tie, Stanningley Old Boys made life difficult for themselves in their 2-1 victory against Championship side Rodillian. Charlie Holt struck for the second-tier side but goals from Jamie Goodall and Andy Shields eventually sealed progression for Stanningley, who again carry the hopes of the Yorkshire Amateur League in the Leeds Senior Cup.

Yorkshire Amateur League representation was strong in the second round of the Leeds and District Cup with Rodillian 3rds becoming the first Division Six side to win a Leeds & District Cup tie in beating Beeston United 2-0.

Richard Whitehead and Brad Laws were the heroes.

Championship side Stanningley Old Boys Reserves won a cracking contest with Amaranth Crossgates, who are two divisions below them, through a 2-1 scoreline.

Luke Harrop gave Stanningley a 1-0 half-time lead, doubled by Craig Harris midway into the second half.

But Stanningley were stopped in their tracks by Amaranth’s 80th-minute goal as the crowd enjoyed a tense final 10 minutes.

Grangefield Old Boys Reserves recorded their first win of the campaign against Seacroft (Saturday), winning 4-2 after leading 3- 0 at oranges.

Glenn Metcalfe, Sam Russell, Dan Cuff and Chris Cairns were the marksmen.

Mercurial Trinity Old Boys surprised previously unbeaten Shire Reserves by winning 4-0 with Shire conceding goals for the first time. North Leeds are fighting back after a few seasons in the wilderness and defeated FC Headingley Reserves 4-2.

Dean Peacock, with a brace, Steve Mitchell and Ben Goodall fired the ammunition.

St Nicholas made use of the fixture with East End Park Reserves being transferred to the school in a 6-2 victory.

Two goals from Daniel Fuller plus one each from David Waring, Baha Tashani, Ryan Brough and Phil Hewson saw them through. Leeds Medics III continue to shine in Cup mode and overcame Christian League Morley BSC 4-1.

An Alex Feehan treble and a Kieran Wardman goal saw them progress.

Mods 3rds surprisingly led 2-0 at the interval against Leeds City Old Boys before losing 4-2.

Mods led through Chris O’Reilly and Tony Mullins but a half-time lecture worked wonders with doubles from Marc Ware and Adam Chapman underpinning the City rescue act.

Wortley had a second-round tie they will wish to forget quickly which ended in a 2-1 loss against Hunslet Club Reserves.

Wortley led 1-0 at half-time but rued numerous missed chances which, coupled with injuries to key central defenders Adam Karran and Luke Ingleson, proved to be their undoing. Alwoodley Reserves were easy 5-1 winners against Woodhouse Moor. Alwoodley’s Geoff Clarkson netted four times and Andy Rae once with Steve Lindsay supplying the Woodhouse consolation goal.

For the second time this season Leeds Medics IV advanced by default – this time after Gateway FC failed to raise a team. Yorkshire Amateur League Championship outfit Beeston St Anthony’s enjoyed a 2-0 victory against Mods Reserves.

Beeston netted in the 25th minute through Graham Stockdale’s 23-yard free-kick and added a second in the 65th minute through a Dave Kellett penalty.

But Beeston St Anthony’s Reserves from the West Yorkshire Alliance eased past Rodillian Reserves 6-0.

West Yorkshire League outfit Hunslet Club And Parkside booked their place in the next round of the Leeds FA District Cup with a 2-1 win at Robin Hod Athletic Reserves.

Two goals from Sidney Santos ensured progression despite a Paul Brogie strike for the hosts.

Away from the Leeds FA competitions, one undoubted highlight was an incredible 17-1 win for Swillington Saints at home to Selby RSSC in their District Cup tie.

Jamie Davies scored six for Swillington while Liam Parker and Danny Waite both bagged four-timers. The goal glut was completed by strikes from Jason Dobson, Ryan Glennon and Jamie Scott.

In the second round of the Bradford District Cup, Calverley United faced a huge task at home to Field who, unsurprisingly, triumphed 8-1.

Calverley – seventh in the Yorkshire Amateur League Championship – mustered a Phil Coates goal in response to the eight of the West Yorkshire League Premier Division leaders.

Yorkshire Amateur League leaders Huddersfield Amateur recorded a fine 3-1 success at Halifax and District League Premier Division side Copley United in the first round of the Halifax and District Cup.

Jacob Travers, Matty Oldfield and substitute Dave Wooffenden were on target for the Yorkshire Amateur League outfit in a game played in appalling conditions.

Ealanidians eased to an 8-2 victory at Elland Allstars, who failed to live up to their name.

Jacob Drive bagged another treble, supported by a brace from Chris Marsh plus goals from James Greenwood, Dene Heppenstall and Johnny Pickles.

Colton's Chris Hicks tries a shot on goal during Saturday's 4-2 Hancock Cup defeat at Shire Reserves. PIC: Steve Riding

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