Sunday County Cups: Whites put on a show but then bow out to HT Sports

Action from Fryston v Belle Isle WMC.
Action from Fryston v Belle Isle WMC.
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HT Sports stormed into the West Riding County FA Sunday Cup fourth round by winning an 8-4 goal-fest at Showbiz Whites.

Harrogate League side Showbiz gave HT a good run for their money but doubles from Ben Thornton and Barrie Frankland inspired Sports’ progression.

Wayne Hudson, Ben Small, Steve Palfrey and Jay Davis also netted for HT who will now entertain Ilkley Dynamo in the last 16 on Sunday, January 4.

HT boss Lee Connor said: “It was a good performance in bad conditions in the middle of Harrogate so we are pleased to be through.

“We now have a home game in the new year to look forward to against Ilkley Dynamo but I don’t know much about them to be honest.”

Dynamo, who are fourth in the Wharfedale Triangle League Premier, walloped visiting Hens Face 10-3.

Combination League leaders Chapeltown Fforde Grene squeezed through with a 1-0 success at Beeston St Anthony’s who are going great guns in the division below them.

Dan Sherriff bagged the only goal of the game to book a last 16 trip to Ferrybridge Progressive.

Combination League heavy-weights Halton Moor were also dramatic 3-2 winners after extra-time at Thornton United.

Moor’s winner came in the last minute with the Leeds side eventually progressing thanks to two goals from Stephen Copley and one from Mark Whittam.

Halton Moor will now visit Belle Isle in the last 16.

Moor boss Danny Walsh said: “I don’t know if this will be our year – it’s just one game at a time.

“But we’re still unbeaten. Come on the Moor.”

Elsewhere, Wharfedale Triangle League outfit Bingley were ousted 6-3 at Leeds Combination League side Seacroft AFC.

Liam Robinson and Mark Hill bagged braces for Seacroft whose Michael Elliott and Luke Coates added a goal each.

Wharfedale Triangle League leaders Yeadon Veterans were sent out after losing a 4-3 thriller at Castleford Sunday League side Ferrybridge Progressive.

But Castleford League high-flyers Fryston AFC were knocked out 4-2 by Combination League side Belle Isle WMC.

Heavy Woollen League representation remains alive and kicking with St John Fisher Old Boys obliging 6-2 at Combination side JB Celtic.

JB strikes from Ross Jordinson and Jordan Wright proved in vain for the hosts.

Birkenshaw also defeated Claro League visitors Boroughbridge 3-1 while Woodman Batley Carr edged a 5-3 cracker at White Eagles.

Claro League representation is now dependent on Sherwood who hammered Heavy Woollen League visitors Overthorpe Sports Club 7-0.

Claro League outfit Harrogate CSC were defeated 6-3 at West Bowling.

Wakefield Sunday League side King George were 3-0 winners at Alverthorpe WMC.

In the weekend’s County Sunday Trophy highlights, Leeds Combination League side AFC Bramley cantered to an impressive 8-0 win at home to Gallopers.

Braces from Lewis Mawson and Nathan Dunn were supported by a goal each from Shane Hanson, Paul Reason, Scott Barlow and Kenny Charlton.

New Parnaby though, were felled 6-3 at Steel Bangle Spartons.

New Parnaby’s Richard Wheelhouse hit a double supported by a Ben Watson strike.

Elsewhere at the weekend, Whitkirk Wanderers Sunday also enjoyed a 2-1 win at home to Oddfellows Celtic Reserves.