Amateurs complete cup comeback

Huddersfield Amateurs came back from 2-0 down to beat Halifax Irish 3-2 at Natty Lane to reach the semi finals of the Halifax & District Cup for the third consecutive year.

Irish started the brighter and took the lead after 20 minutes following a mix up in the Amateurs defence. The lead was doubled on the half hour but a speculative lob from Chris Roy found its way into the net just before the break to reduce the arreas.

The second half saw the visitors take a firm grip on the game but Irish were always dangerous on the break and wasted some good chances to seal the game.

Jacob Travis was narrowly wide with a header before a fine move down the right hand side found the overlapping Robert Harwood who released Danny Logan to cross for Andrew Sutcliffe to level the scores with a firm header.

With just eight minutes left striker Sam Frankland completed the turnaround when he was put through and his deft chip over the keeper was enough to win this hard fought tie.

There was just enough time for Dave Woffenden to spurn a good chance to ease the tension when he fired straight at the home keeper when clear through.