Ovenden recover from county cup exit

Graham Hall (left) scored Ovenden's consolation goal  in the county cup defeat
Graham Hall (left) scored Ovenden's consolation goal in the county cup defeat
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Ovenden WR bounced back well from a rare disappointment when beating Tyersal 5-2 in their West Riding County Amateur League title quest yesterday.

Victory kept Ovenden five points clear of Campion, who won 2-0 at home to Golcar United but have played one game more, at the top of the Premier Division.

Ovenden had been way below par in the West Riding Challenge Cup semi-final at Woodlesford, Leeds on Thursday, losing 2-1 to Fields from the West Yorkshire League.

Glyn Hirst and Chris Wood were second half scorers for Fields before Graham Hall replied in the last couple of minutes for Ovenden, who at least have one cup final date to look forward to - a meeting with Shelf United in the Halifax FA Saturday Cup at the Shay on Wednesday, April 30.

Halifax Irish gained a big win in their top-section survival quest with a 3-1 success away to Huddersfield YMCA yesterday but Ovenden WR Reserves’ hopes of retaining the Division Two Cup were dashed at Littletown Reserves, where they lost 2-1.