Smith the Rodillian hero in shoot-out

Stuart Smith, right, of Beeston OB beats Danny Olyaniyi of Woodkirk Valley to the ball.
Stuart Smith, right, of Beeston OB beats Danny Olyaniyi of Woodkirk Valley to the ball.
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Rodillian needed extra time to defeat Teeside League St Mary’s College from Middlesbrough in the Yorkshire Old Boys Shield.

Francisco Matos netted for Rodillian in the first half and both teams were well-matched on what became an increasingly heavy pitch with the equaliser for St Mary’s College coming in the 85th minute.

Penalties were required and, with Rodillian leading 4-2, it was their goalkeeper Nathan Smith who saved the fourth St Mary’s penalty, setting up a quarter-final against last season’s beaten finalists Ealandians.

Stanningley enjoyed a 2-0 win over Trinity OB, both goals coming in the first half from Jamie McGeorge and Gary Allen to set up a quarter-final against Hunber Premier outfit Long Riston. 

Old Modernians staged a recovery to win 4-3 against Thornesians, who had taken an early 2-0 lead through Joe Cook andLuke Haigh.

Modernians goal-scorers were Wasim Khan, Dan White, Ben Clapham and Michael Keeney.

In the second round of the Marflitt Trophy, two first-half defensive lapses cost Beeston OB dearly and they never fully recovered being 3-1 down at the interval against Woodkirk Valley before losing 4-2.

The goals for Division Two Woodkirk against Championship side Beeston OB came from Christy Woods and Marcus Benstead in the first half and from Danny Olaniyi and Marcus Benstead after the break, with Michael Lazaro and George Lazaro replying. 

Beeston St Anthony’s expected a hard match with Division Two outfit Wortley and were not disappointed, but advanced to the quarter-finals thanks to a Danny Purcell penalty and a Luke Jones header in extra time after Graham Stockdale’s equaliser.

Farsley Celtic Juniors maintained their impressive start to the season and now lead the Premier Division for the first time after their latest success, this time against third in the table Huddersfield Amateur.

First-half strikes from Luke Gordon and Craig Farrand were enough for a 2-0 win.

Second-to-bottom Rothwell fought hard but could not contain Grangefield OB, who won 6-2.

Grangefield’s Chris Ross netted in the fifth, ninth, 15th minutes and just before half time before adding his fifth in the 57th minute. Luke Hunter added a sixth in the 86th minute.

The result sees Grangefield second in the table and a point behind leaders Farsley Celtic Juniors with two games in hand.

Fourth-placed Ealandians are a point behind Grangefield having played one match less and having enjoyed a pleasing win against Wigton Moor.

Ealandians led 2-1 at the break with Oscar Lynch netting for the visitors. Wigton did have a second-half penalty saved by Damian Parry, while the scorers for Ealandians were Jacob Driver (2) and Jonny Pickles.

In the Championship, injury-ravaged Calverley United went down 2-1 to mid-table Shire Academics.

A Mark Freeman strike in each half was enough for the win, with James Beaumont replying on the stroke of half-time.

Farnley Sports maintained their 100 per cent league record when they defeated local rivals Stanningley OB Res 3-2.

An early goal came for the leaders through Matty Wilson, with Lee Ransom doubling the advantage after 23 minutes.

Five minutes before the break Farnley went 3-0 ahead through Danny Sharp’s lob.

That was how it stayed until the last 10 minutes when John Mallinson’s double – the second coming from the penalty spot – set up a nervy finish for Farnley.

Leeds Medics Reserves Medics were in front 2-1 at the interval against Morley Town AFC but their eventual collapse meant they lost 5-3 and they are now 10th in the standings with six points from 11 games.

Goals for promotion hopefuls Morley – who moved up to seventh with games in hand – came from Marc Haley (2), Jovan Kioseff (2) and Jon Wilmshurst.