Sunday District Cups: Four-star Hubbard raises standard

Steve Green scores for KKS Zubry
Steve Green scores for KKS Zubry
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RICHMOND HILL will fly the flag for the Leeds Sunday League in the Leeds and District FA Sunday Senior Cup in November.

Richmond were the league’s sole winners from the weekend’s District Cup ties with visiting Thorner dismissed 6-3 in the Sunday Senior Cup.

Ashley Hubbard bagged four for Richmond with Dave Newsome getting the others.

But Carnegie also did the Leeds Sunday League proud in falling to only a 3-2 loss at powerful Leeds Combination League outfit Halton Moor.

Luke Veasey and Cesare Bandini struck for Carnegie but a Paulie Graham double and Steven Copley strike put Danny Walsh’s side in the next round.

But as far as the Leeds Sunday League was concerned, Wykebeck Arms United, Harehills WMC and Halfway House all crashed out.

Wykebeck Arms United – second in the Leeds Sunday League top flight – were upset 3-2 by visiting AFC Horsforth who sit fourth in the Combination’s second tier.

Harehills – third in the Leeds Sunday League top flight – were thumped 8-1 at the Leeds Combination League’s Leeds City Rovers who are third-bottom in their league’s top division. City’s Curtley Martin-Wyatt, Leon Gentles and Michael Granger all notched braces while the home side’s Gareth Williams and Zaheer Ahmed added one apiece.

Halfway House – second-bottom in the Leeds Sunday League top division – came a cropper 7-3 at Great Northern Pudsey who are second bottom in the Combination League’s second tier.

A Daniel Rose hat-trick plus doubles from Ste Richardson and Joe Cavalier sealed a comprehensive home success.

Rothwell Town were the highest ranked Leeds Combination League outfit in Senior Cup action and they saw off visiting Commercial HQ 7-3.

The home side’s Scott Carter, Andy Payne and Ben Willis all hit doubles with Tom Carter also netting. AFC Hanover Arms, who sit bottom of the Combination League’s Jubilee Premier, were upset 3-1 at a Queenswood Rangers outfit going strongly in the division below. Goals from Phil Oniama, James Hochstrasser and James Burgess saw them to victory with a Donal Kenneally strike in vain for Hanover.

Also through from the Combination’s Premier are Beeston St Anthony’s who needed extra time to progress past visiting divisional rivals Pudsey Juniors Old Boys 4-2 after an initial 2-2 draw.

Strikes from Graham Stockdale, Andrew Tate, Aaron Connor and Matthew Wood were eventually sufficient for Beeston with Dave Thornton and Mark Foley goals having Pudsey level after 90 minutes.

Pudsey Liberal Cup – second in the Combination’s Premier – suffered a 5-4 loss on penalties following a 1-1 draw after extra-time at home to Stanningley Albion of the Bradford Sunday Alliance Football League.

New Pudsey – third-bottom in the Combination’s second tier – were dumped out 4-1 after extra-time at Republica International.

Levi Forber’s goal had Pudsey tied 1-1 after normal time.

And Churwell Lions, who sit bottom of the Combination’s Premier, were undone 2-1 by Heavy Woollen League visitors Savile Arms.

In the second round of the Sunday District Cup, Chapel Allerton Wanderers took visiting Manston Wanderers to the wire before being ousted 5-4. Wanderers – eighth in Division Two of the Combination – netted through Jack Roscoe, Mark Freeman, Jason Watt and Mark Gray but ultimately to no avail as the side one division and ten places above them scraped through.

Also through from Division One of the Combination are third-placed Daisy who won 2-0 at divisional rivals New Parnaby. Goals from Fidel Mholo and Shane Collins put them through.

Engine also overcame divisional rivals and visitors Colton 3-2 after extra time after an initial 2-2 draw. Two goals from Aaron Myers and Lee Metcalfe eventually bagged the victory.

Oulton Athletic, who sit bottom of Division One, secured a 3-2 success at New Ireland Wood who are fifth in the division below. The away side’s Paul Vaughan, Chris Clark and Phil Parker all netted one apiece. But Horsforth Fairweather who are second in Division One were ousted 4-3 after extra-time by New Unicorn who struck a blow for the Leeds Sunday Alliance League. The game was tied 3-3 after 90 minutes with Dave Scott, Jamie McCafferty and Simon Parker on target for the hosts.

In the second round of the Sunday Jubilee Cup, Combination League Division Two leaders West Leeds Whites saw off Bradford Sunday Alliance Football League visitors Sporting Pudsey 6-4.

A home hat-trick from John James was supported by strikes from Ben Wade, Andrew Rooney and Greg Fieldhouse.

But Commercial – second in Division Two – were dumped out in a 2-1 loss at divisional rivals Sky Bet who sit five places behind them.

Goals from Joe Mirtaheri and Paul Denvers had Sky Bet celebrating with John Oldfield consoling the visitors.

Whitkirk Wanderers, who are sixth in the same division, were 3-1 winners at home to the Leeds Sunday League’s KKS Zubry.

Two goals from Tom Parr and one from Kingsley Wetherald sent them through.

And New White Hart – third-bottom in the Combination’s Division Two – enjoyed a 5-0 triumph at WIBS of the Bradford Sunday Alliance Football League.

Nathan Floyd was at the double with Andrew Kitchen, Stuart Phillips and Anthony Robertson adding one each.

Two sides from Division Three of the Combination progressed with sixth-placed Leodis United hammering Leeds Sunday League second tier leaders East Leeds AFC 4-0. Royal Park, who are one place above Leodis, saw off Leeds Sunday Alliance League visitors New Unicorn Res 6-1. A Royal Mark Rozanski treble was supplement by strikes from Nardeep Malli, Dipesh Patel and Nathan Bentley.

In the pick of other District Cup action, Leeds Combination League top flight side AFC Morley beat visiting Dewsbury Rangers Old Boys 4-2 in the second round of the Brook Butler Cup. Morley’s Kyle Walker, Stephen Wales, Matthew Moon and Jovan Kioseff all netted one each as Dewsbury – bottom of the Heavy Woollen League top flight – were sent packing.

Heavy Woollen League leaders Birkenshaw FC were ran close before edging a 1-0 success at home to Heckmondwike Sports Club who are two divisions and 28 places lower down the pecking order.

Mirfield Town – seventh in the Heavy Woollen League top-flight – had fewer problems in disposing of visiting Taylor FC of the division below 4-1.

Woodman Batley Carr – second-bottom in the Heavy Woollen top-flight – overcame Ravenswharfe of two divisions below 5-3.

In the Castleford FA District Cup, Castleford Sunday League leaders Ferrybridge Progressive enjoyed a 5-0 success at home to divisional rivals Queens Head.

But second-placed North Featherstone fell to a 6-2 loss against visiting FC Pontefract who are three places lower in the same division.

Castleford Town romped to a 7-0 success at AFC Pontefract Ex-Servicemens Club.

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