Yorkshire Amateur: Inspirational Greenwood fails to fend off late winner

Yorkshire Amateur League Representative side who played the Isle of Man
Yorkshire Amateur League Representative side who played the Isle of Man
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a brilliant exhibition of goalkeeping by Tom Greenwood of Ealandians failed to keep the Yorkshire Amateur League in the FA National Inter League Cup.

Despite strikes from Steve Tierney and James Parkinson, the hosts were broken 3-2 in extra-time by the visiting Isle of Man League side.

After a barrage of pressure forced Greenwood into some outstanding saves, the Isle Of Man side took a 30th-minute lead through Frank Jones. But the hosts levelled when Ben Charlesworth - of Ealandians - fed Stanningley’s Tierney who finished without breaking his stride.

The Isle Of Man then upped the ante after the break but again Greenwood was in superb form to take the game to extra time.

From a slick move, Jones’ second goal of the game put the visitors back in front but Amateur again levelled when skipper Matt Jackson of Gildersome headed to Parkinson of Ealandians who headed home after 109 minutes.

Yet just as Yorkshire manager Mark Reid was preparing his list of penalty takers, a low cross arrived at the feet of unmarked Ciaran McNulty who drove home a dramatic winner.

In Senior A, leaders Grangefield Old Boys moved four points clear with a 1-1 draw at Trinity. Kris Feather gave Trinity an early lead before Jack Jones headed home the Grangefield equaliser.

FC Headingley moved second with a fine 6-3 victory over depleted hosts Modernians who remain eighth. A brace from Ben Bowman including one penalty plus a Michael O’Raw strike had Mods leading 3-2 with the hosts down to ten men after Jimmy France was sent off for a professional foul.

But a first-ever Headingley hat-trick from Merlyn Andrews plus strikes from Matt Raw, Richard Thomas and sub Dan Deakin gave Headingley all three points with the hosts also finishing with ten men.

Huddersfield Amateur dropped to fourth after a 3-2 loss at home to a North East Leeds side who moved seventh. Andy Sutcliffe and Chris Binks were on target for Amateur but strikes from Richard Dunbar, Ricardo Brown and an own goal sealed the away victory.

Senior B leaders Leeds Medics Reserves rolled on with a 3-1 success at Farnley Sports. A Dave Emms brace and Patrick Knight strike ensured victory in the face of a Shane Gaunt effort for Farnley.

Farsley Celtic Juniors are up to second after a 6-1 success at pointless St Bedes. A Jason Davis strike for Bedes proved worthless against away goals from Craig Farrand, Luke Kitson, Rob Cromack, Sam Bradley, Jonathan Kasher and Adam Jesusco.

Wigton Moor went fifth by winning 6-4 at home to a wasteful Rodillian.

Wigton’s Danny Lyons, Del Onyett and Ben Thompson netted three, two and one respectively with a Luke Playford brace plus goals from Elliott Walker and Charlie Holt not enough for Rodilian. Shire Academics enjoyed a 3-1 victory over Beeston Old Boys thanks to two goals from Mark Freeman plus one from Paul Leaputa. George Lazarus was on the Beeston score sheet.

Stanningley Old Boys versus Calverley United was abandoned after 78 minutes due to bad light.

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