Goals flow as Barge navigate Bridge tie

Triangle v Oddfellows. Dan Watson and Aaron Green
Triangle v Oddfellows. Dan Watson and Aaron Green

FC Barge took their rich vein of form into the West Riding County Cup with an emphatic 9-1 victory over Apperley Bridge.

The game was very open in the early stages with Matty Roy, Alex Hallam and Richard Heins all hitting the woodwork before the deadlock was finally broken by prolific striker Hallam.

Barge pinned their opponents back and went on to add a further four goals before the break through Hallam a Walsh bnrace and trademark header from Tommy Wright.

The second half began the same as the first and Barge started to enjoy themselves with Matty Roy to the fore.

Walsh grabbed another two for his hat-trick before being replaced while Hallam secured his treble from the penalty spot.

James Buckley squeezed one home and Luke Johnson should have made it 10 from a Roy corner only to be denied by the referee’s whistle before Apperley bridge netted a consolation.

Waiters Arms produced a fantastic away display to knock out Leeds Premier Division side AFC Morley 4-2.

In a blistering first 20 minutes Waiters found themselves 3-0 up with some fantastic football and great defending. Their first goal came from an inch perfect delivery from full back Ashton Richardson who found fellow defender Danny Cook at the back post and he finished with a powerful header. It was soon two as Marco Romano caused havoc from a corner where Morley could only clear to the edge of the box where David Chappell was on hand to volley home.

Waiters continued to press and from an Ash Raynor throw Coates received the ball in his own half before beating four men and side footing home from the edge of the box to make it 3-0.

The second half started with Romano, Grogan and Chappell all missing sitters before Chappell made amends with a great finish from a tight angle after good work from Grogan.

Waiters did start to tire towards the end and Morley grabbed a couple of goals in the last five minutes.

Waiters will now be at home to Horsforth Fairweather of the Leeds Sunday League in the next round.

Feathers saw their bad run continue with a 3-1 defeat by Pudsey Juniors Old Boys.

However, there were positives to take into next weekend’s key league game against Mount Tabor.

Feathers were ahead at half time through a Christian Silkstone goal which maintained his record of scoring in every game this season.

The hosts were also unlucky to have a decent penalty shout turned down as the returning Liam Senior prompted Feathers’ best display to date.

Pudsey found themselves on terms courtesy of a massive deflection early in the second half and they upped their game significantly scoring two more goals, including another deflection.

Silkstone looked to have struck again struck again from a superb free kick but his effort flashed over the bar.

Old Pond had originally entered the Sunday Trophy but were allocated to the higher Sunday Cup and subsequently were outclassed by Bradford Premier Division champions West Bowling who went on to record an 11-0 win.

The side who have contested the final on five of the last eight seasons were held at bay for 20 minutes before class told and they opened up a 7-0 half time lead.

Pond packed the midfield and restricted their opponents to another four in the second half.

In-form Beehive & Cross Keys secured their fourth successive victory as they saw off Bramham 4-0 in the first round of the West Riding Sunday Trophy.

All Beehive’s goals were scored by David Armitage, including a 20-yard free kick with Lee Gill responsible for two assists, while Bramham missed a penalty and had a man sent off.

FC Bowling swept to the top of the Bridge Balti Halifax Sunday League Premier Division following a 3-1 success over hard-working Engineers.

The visitors played most of the first half with 10 men and although they gave an excellent account of themselves Green took full advantage by running in three goals.

Joe Swallow hit the post early on after which Thomas Robinson crossed for Tom Holroyde to head in the opener.

Ishtiaq Ali added the second following fine approach play before Ollie Smith made it three from a Holroyde cut back on the edge of the area.

Restored to their full complement, Engineers made a better fist of it after the break, scoring through Matty Holroyd after Daz Fleming had put him through.

Both sides created half chances but a lack of a decent finish and some good defending meant there were no further goals

Elland Sports moved into third following a 3-0 success at winless Mount Tabor.

Hollins Holme returned to Division One action with a bang as they trounced Stallions 15-2 on Calder Holmes Park.

The sides had already met on the first day of the season resulting in a tight 4-3 win for Hollins.

Hollins started well and within 10 minutes had raced into a two goal league both courtesy of leading striker Bamford. However, by the 20th minute the score was 2-2 following a couple of horrendous goalkeeping errors from Joe Western.

Hollins got their heads down and Butterworth put them back in front from the penalty spot, Bamford was in superb form and a further four quick goals before the break for his double hat trick ended the half 7-2.

Greenfield and Fielding replaced Western and Cowens who had worked a hard 45 minutes.

The second half was one way traffic as the back four of Gibson, Rob Stansfield, Ryan Stansfield and Thompson were rarely troubled.

Good link up play from centre midfielder Butterworth and his partner Chadwick saw Butterworth bag four more goals taking the score to 11-2 with 15 minutes left.

Unselfish work from his strike partner Clayton ensured Bamford scored a further four taking his tally to 10.

Bradshaw upset the form book with a well deserved 4-3 victory over second placed Ryburn Valley.

Bradshaw started the stronger playing up the hill and they created several chances before Jamie Moorhouse opened the scoring with a fine shot from the right. They soon doubled the lead when Martin Woodhouse created the chance for brother Chris to fire home.

The second half saw Chris Woodhouse add his second when he raced through and beat the keeper to put Bradshaw 3-0 up. Ryburn battled back and a neat finish was soon followed by an own goal by Andrew Woodhouse before Ryburn levelled following poor defending.

However, Bradshaw took the points with only minutes remaining when Chris Woodhouse hit a stunning long range shot to complete his hat-trick.

Halifax Rangers turned round a 4-2 half-time deficit to claim their first win of the season in Division Two after seeing off Czech United 5-4

Manager Mick Torevell reshuffled his team and saw Peter Bowe put Rangers ahead after 10 minutes when he ran clear and lobbed the keeper.

Czech United hit back and went 3-1 ahead only for Greg Austin, making his first start of the season, to glide home Sean Byrne’s cross to reduce the arrears. Joy for Rangers was short-lived as Czech scored once more before the break.

But it was a different story after the interval. Byrne turned on the proverbial sixpence to fire through a crowd of players after Austin had pulled the ball back, and Mike Kellett saw his cross headed home by a Czech defender to square the game.

Then Aiden Hill pounced on a bad defensive error and crossed for Austin to angle his header in at the far post to put Rangers ahead, and though there were a few nervy moments for the visitors, notably when the home side hit the bar, Rangers held out.

Hebden Bridge held leaders North Bridge to a 1-1 draw

Hebden Bridge started well by putting North Bridge under pressure as two one-on-one shots were dragged wide of the goal while another two chances from close range showed that they meant business.

North Bridge were finally able to play some nice football and were unlucky when Dean Crossley’s effort was cleared off the line.

Both teams continued to press hard after the break and the first goal finally arrived when a clumsy tackle in the area saw John Gibson just able to beat Leigh Whitaker to give Hebden a 1-0 lead.

North Bridge’s equaliser was a bizarre own goal where the Hebden Bridge defender brought the ball down at the back post and accidently kicked it into his own net.

Hebden Bridge nearly took the points when a header from a corner was cleared off the line.