West Yorkshire Amateur League: Grangefield dig deep to end Beeston’s Trophy tilt

Match action from Horsforth St Margarets v Colton Reserves.
Match action from Horsforth St Margarets v Colton Reserves.
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Holders Grangefield Old Boys were pushed hard by Beeston St Anthony’s before a 2-1 away win booked a place in the Marflitt Trophy quarter-finals.

Championship outfit Beeston are already in the semi-finals of the Leeds & District Cup and forced two wonder saves from Grangefield ‘keeper Phil Gill. And those stops proved crucial as goals as an Andy Kenyon double sealed progression, despite a Graham Stockdale strike for Beeston.

Ealandians will face Grangefield after winning 3-1 at home to Stanningley Old Boys. Jacob Driver scored all three for Ealandians with James Allen on target for Stanningley.

A hat-trick each to Graham Shaw and Adam Bond ensured Alwoodley beat visiting Woodkirk Valley 6-2. Chris Mcguire scored the consolation for Woodkirk.

Farsley Celtic Juniors Reserves upset the odds in the Hancock Cup third round after beating their hosts and Division Two side Huddersfied Amateur Reserves 3-1. Ben Wilson scored twice for Farsley with Louis Surtees completing the win. Dean Parker was on target for Huddersfield.

In the only Premier Division game played, Chris Banks and Sam Frankland scored two goals each, as leaders Huddersfield Amateur were 5-0 winners at tenth-placed Rothwell. David Wooffenden also netted.

But Division One leaders Colton Athletic were humbled 5-1 at home by fourth-place Collingham Juniors Old Boys. Mark Pieri scored two for Collingham with Mark Robbins, Dan Syers and Mick Salkeld also on target. Rob Ashworth netted for Colton. Garforth Rangers moved to fifth with a 2-1 home win over Almondburians. Scott Harding and Danny Foster netted for the hosts with Marcus Hedley grabbing the consolation. Dan Whincup led from the front with two goals as third-place Alwoodley won 6-1 at Old Centralians. Geoff Clarkson, Owen French, James Riley and Chris Hyligero were also on target.

In other highlights, Wheelwright Old Boys moved top in Division Two with a 3-1 win against visiting Huddersfield YMCA who are now second. Rob Ives bagged a brace and Jordan Barrett added the third. Bradley Hall scored for Huddersfield.

But new Division Six leaders Amaranth Crossgates Reserves were the biggest winners of the day after a 9-1 victory at Old Centralians 3rds. Matty Barnes scored a hat-trick, whilst Adam Smales netted two and Aiden Yaffe also netted. Morley Town 3rds moved 3rd with a 2-1 triumph at Leeds City Old Boys 3rds Neil Kellet bagged a brace and Steve Whelan also netted for Morley while Dion Ellis struck for City.