West Yorkshire: Hopes are dashed as Kippax defy odds

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Premier Division basement battlers Kippax got their second win of the season with a 5-2 away victory against Oxenhope Recreation, despite Oxenhope battling back to level terms twice.

Ben White and a penalty from Chris Day brought the game level for Oxenhope but a loss of concentration from Oxenhope allowed Kippax to score on the counter and from there they ran away with the game, scoring two more.

Last season’s champions Bardsey moved above Leeds City into first by beating Horbury Town 3-1. A brace from Daniel Maw and another strike from Steven Palfrey gave Bardsey the win, despite a goal from Horbury’s Mark Atkinson.

Brighouse Old Boys fell to a 2-1 loss against Otley Town after the visitors scored two goals in the last seven minutes of the game. A header from James Coates had provided the Old Boys with a first half lead.

East End Park WMC stayed in fifth with a resounding 5-1 victory against Shelley. Ryan Robinson scored a hat-trick, and Jamie Henderson and Kyle Wilkinson also bagged.

Third-placed Beeston St Anthony’s also secured three points with a 5-2 win against Boroughbridge after Carl Feehan, Steve Crawford, Liam Moore, Liam Robinson and Lee Turnbull all scored for Beeston.

Field romped to a 6-1 away win at the home of struggling Wetherby Athletic to stay in fourth with Lee Burges and Daniel Cunningham got two goals each. Ryan Canning and Matthew Hartley also scored a goal each for Field.

Ripon City managed to win 5-0 away at Whitkirk Wanderers.

In the pick of the League Cup clashes, Division One side Knaresborough Town managed to win 5-3 against Featherstone Colliery after extra time, having turned a 2-1 loss into a 3-3 draw with only four minutes of normal time to play.

Byron Littlefair netted three, and James McGonagle and James Watson also scored for Knaresborough, as Featherstone’s James Dunn hit a hat trick in vain.

Premier Division sides Leeds City and Hunslet Club also faced off in the cup, strikes from Barrie Frankland and James Hochstrasser securing a 2-0 win for Leeds City.

Carlton Athletic beat Sherburn White Rose 2-1 to progress, as Liam Parker scored two for the away side to negate Daniel Withington’s solitary strike.

In Division One, Robin Hood Athletic won 3-2 against Old Headingley thanks to a treble from Graham Merchant.

Pool’s recent run of good form was halted by leaders Old Modernians, who ground out a 3-0 win.

Bottom side Kellingley Welfare dropped a point against Baildon Trinity Athletic by conceding a late goal to lose 3-2 after goals from Rob Anderson and Jordan Henderson had put them on level terms. Aberford Albion put last week’s huge loss aside to beat Altofts 2-1, Ilkley Town consolidated fourth spot with a 4-1 win against Wyke Wanderers and Old Centralians played out a 1-1 draw with Stanley United.

Howden Clough bounced back from behind twice to beat Great Preston 4-2 in Division Two.

Sefan Godbold opened Clough’s account and further goals from Joe Kenzitt and Josh Scholes secured the win. Second-placed Glasshoughton Welfare fell to a 1-0 loss against Yorkshire Amateur after a fifth-minute goal from Ray Spencer.

Thornhill remain in top spot after storming to a 7-2 win against Swillington Saints, as elsewhere Barwick beat Hartshead 1-0 and Ossett Common Rovers won 4-2 away from home against Heckmondwhite.

Mount St Mary’s also managed to win 1-0 at Rothwell Town to move level on points with their opponents.

And Woodhouse Hill (Normanton) beat Garforth Rangers 3-2 to move into fourth.

In Alliance Division One, Robin Hood Athletic won 4-1 at Ripon City Reserves.

Aiden Emmerson and hat-trick hero Phil Mitchell scored for the Robins.

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