Holders Ryburn head to Elland

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Ryburn United have had another tough hurdle thrown in their path in their defence of the Halifax FA Saturday Cup.

Craig Walker’s side, who scored two late goals to beat fellow Halifax AFL Premier side Illingworth St Mary’s 2-1 in Saturday’s first round, are away to Ealandians next.

Their hosts, who play at Elland Cricket Club, are a Yorkshire Amateur League top flight side.

Ealandians beat Halifax Irish Club 5-2 in the first round and are capable of improving on their modest record in this competition.

Halifax AFL champions Calder ‘76 are also heading to Elland, to face Huddersfield Amateurs at Old Earth. West Yorkshire League side Amateurs were Saturday’s biggest first round winners, crushing Holmfield 14-1.

Another interesting inter-league match-up pits Brighouse Town’s development side with Warley Rangers.

Halifax FA Albert Crabtree Cup, second round: Brighouse Town v Warley Rangers, Ealandians v Ryburn United, Hebden Royd Red Star v Brighouse Sports, Huddersfield Amateurs v Calder 76, Shelf FC v Sowerby Bridge, Shelf United v Greetland, Sowerby United v Ivy House, St Columbas v Midgley United. To be played on Saturday, November 19 (1.45pm).

First round results: AFC Crossleys 2 St Columbas 3, Calder 76 walkover v Mixenden United, Ealandians 5 Halifax Irish Club 2, Hebden Royd Red Star 9 Plummet Line 1, Holmfield 1 Huddersfield Amateurs 14, Junction Inn 2

Brighouse Town 4, Midgley United 5 Northowram 1, Ryburn United 2 Illingworth St Mary’s 1, Salem 3 Brighouse Sports 7, Shelf FC 10 Elland Allstars 2, Sowerby United 3 Copley United 1, Warley Rangers 1 Brighouse OB 0.