Waiters scale Mount threat in cup success

Football - Halifax Hammers v Hollins Holme. Jasim Saleh for Hammers and George Bamford for Hollins Holme.

Football - Halifax Hammers v Hollins Holme. Jasim Saleh for Hammers and George Bamford for Hollins Holme.

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Waiters Arms breezed into the Briggs Priestley Senior Cup quarter finals with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over a struggling Mount Tabor side.

Attacking down the slope at Greetland, Waiters pressed high up the pitch but this led to an early chance for Tabor’s Ben Waterworth who chipped narrowly wide when put through.

This wake up call for Waiters got them playing with the dangerous Oliver Coates and Billy Grogan going close before a superb Coates through ball released Marco Romano who finished well.

Waiters continued to create and miss opportunities with Adam Fenton and Paddy Maguire both seeing shots saved by Tabor’s Jay Crowther just before the break.

The second half brought a further onslaught from Waiters with Davey Chappell causing mayhem on the wing and he slammed home from the edge of the area.

Waiters kept playing decent football with Oliver Brierley and Ashton Richardson outstanding at the back keeping the two Hellowell’s, Adam and Matthew, of Tabor quiet.

Grogan then broke from halfway to fire home before the scoring was completed when Coates slammed home.

Engineers had two players sent off in the second half as they crashed 3-1 at home to FC Bowling Green.

The game was delicately poised at 2-1 at the time after which Green took advantage of their numerical superiority to add a late third through Tom Robinson.

Engineers had taken the lead against the run of play when John Wilkinson broke and his shot deflected off Leon Severn giving the ‘keeper no chance.

A tactical switch paid off as Green levelled soon after with Joe Swallow benefiting from Gary Ash’s cut back.

Green took the lead just before the break when Robinson was felled in the box and he dusted himself down to net from the spot.

Halifax Hammers booked their place in the next round with a hard-earned 3-1 win over Hollins Holme in a game well refereed by Mike Sharman.

Hammers found it tough to break the well-organised Holmes defence as they were restricted to very few clear chances and it was Holmes who took the lead on the half hour when a good cross from the left was headed in by James Cowans.

Some tough talking by the Hammers management at the break did the trick and a good move in midfield led to a fine through ball by skipper Mohammed Yasser who in turn put irfan Afzal through to rifle the ball into the top corner to makew it 1-1.

Hammers were enjoying plenty of possession and on 60 minutes substitute Kashif Akmal raced past the defenderbefore hitting a powerful shot for 2-1.

Hammers put the game to bed when a good move on the left saw Jasim Salah in the clear and he hit an unstoppable shot past the ‘keeper.

The home side had a few good chances to increase their lead but were kept out by some fine saves by the away ‘keeper.

Carrington ran out comfortable 12-1 winners over Feathers in an all Premier Division tie at Beechwood Park.

The visitors thought they had taken the lead when a shot crashed off the underside of the crossbar but it was impossible for the referee to tell if the ball had crossed the line. To rub salt in the wound Carrington quickly broke away and took the lead, Jordan Coduri finishing off a flowing move.

A superb goalkeeping performance from Chris Wigglesworth kept Carrington at bay until shortly before time but when Robbie Graham’s miss hit cross sailed into the net it was never going to be Feathers’ day.

Jay Carney then added a third before half-time to all but end the game as a contest

The second half was a procession of Carrington chances. Wigglesworth continued to impress but was left badly exposed as Carrington added a further seven goals without reply. Carney finished with four, Coduri completed his hat-trick and there was a brace for Damien Randall.

Chris Silkstone managed a well taken consolation before Scott Eastwood and a brilliant 80 yard solo effort from Dick Hartley completed the Carrington scoring.

FC Barge opened their defence with a 5-3 win at Lee Mount and Elland Sports were 9-3 winners over Triangle

Bradshaw continued their recent change in fortunes in Division One with a 5-3 win over Rastrick Bowling Club.

Bradshaw dominated the early stages and it was no surprise when they took the lead through a Martin Woodhouse first time shot that gave the ‘keeper no chance.

Rastrick battled back and deservedly levelled before Brandon Field restored Bradshaw’s lead when he broke clear and calmly chipped the ‘keeper.

Just before the break Field grabbed a second following a corner and Rastrick pulled another back with a fine shot from wide out on the left.

Bradshaw took control in the second half and scored two quick goals, firstly from a corner before Isaac Nicholls rounded off the move of the game when he stabbed the ball home. That just left time for Rastrick to grab a late consolation.

Two unbeaten sides in Division Two mainbtained their records as North Bridge and Top Club fought out a 2-2 draw.

Top Club started the game well but struggled to find the net. North Bridge,meanwhile, played some good football down the right but also lacked an end product.

Top Club took the lead half an hour in when Ryan Barkham rifled a long range effort past the goalkeeper. Chances kept coming for Top Club but North Bridge were able to see out the rest of the first half.

Top Club kept pressing in the second half and they got their second when Tom Gorringe calmed curled a free-kick into the bottom corner.

Substitute Slater Barnes was brought on and made an instant impact. After having a few shots fly wide and over, he was able to get on the score sheet when Top Club goalkeeper, Chris Lawton, kept hold off the ball for too long and Barnes was able to convert an indirect free kick.

Slater got his second six minutes from the end when he hit a long, powerful free kick past the goalkeeper via a deflection.

Top Club nearly took all three points when a header from a corner was cleared off the line by Dean Crossley.

Hebden Bridge overcame a decent start from Feathers Reserves to run out 5-1 winners.

Feathers took the lead through a fine Paul Lynch goal.

Hebden woke up and soon got back on terms from usual suspect Gav Martin. From then it was all one way traffic as Bridge dominated the game adding further goals from John Gibson, Matty Marsden, Jamie Newby and Martin with his second.