Hammers and Bradshaw supply the shocks

Steve Senior of FC Champs and Bowling Green's Joe Swallow in action during Sunday's cup clash
Steve Senior of FC Champs and Bowling Green's Joe Swallow in action during Sunday's cup clash

Division One sides Halifax Hammers and Bradshaw provided the shocks in the Briggs Priestley Senior Cup after knocking out top flight opposition.

While Bradshaw were inflicting a 7-4 defeat on The Vine, Hammers were claiming the scalp of Lee Mount courtesy of a 4-1 success.

Mount caused early problemsd but it was Hammers who grabbed the lead when in form striker Terriq Pervez beat three defenders before putting the ball on plate for young Sameer Ahmed to score from close range. Within a minute Ahmed repaid the favour by setting up Terriq Pervez for the second.

Hammers were in full flow and good work by Wajid Nawaz and Mohammed Ozair put Atif Hussain in the clear and he beat the offside trap before slotting in the third before half-time.

Mount threw men forward in the second half and reduced the arrears through Des Morris before the game was sealed with five minutes to go when a fine move ended with Sameer Ahmed racing past the last defender and hitting a low shot into the bottom corner.

Hammers now face a cup double against Elland Sports who saw off the challenge from Premier Division strugglers Sun Inn 3-2.

Sun started with 10 men but took a shock lead after Elland had missed a handful of chances. A disputed free-kick was launched into the box and the unmarked Ben Timson headed in past Tom Greenwood.

Elland were back on terms thanks to an individual effort from Mark Heppenstall who beat three or four players before finding the top corner.

But the under-strength home side restored their lead when James Symons was allowed to travel a long way unchecked before arrowing a shot past Greenwood from 30 yards.

Sun were now up to full strength but found themselves pegged back almost immediately when Jacob Driver swung a ball into the box and Carl Ainley volleyed home.

The second half proved a scrappy affair before Elland grabbed the vital goal when Heppenstall rounded the keeper and slotted home.

FC Bowling Green skipper Dan Taylor admitted the scoreline flatttered his side following their 4-0 success over FC Champs.

Champs pushed Green all the way and it might have been a different story had Steve Senior taken his chances.

Green hit the front when Joe Swallow and Danny Collins combined to set up Tom Holroyde, and after Senior had blazed a decent chance over the bar, Adam Sharp and Taylor worked an opening and Swallow made it 2-0.

Holroyde added his second early in the second half after which Champs worked hard to get back into the tie only to be caught on the break with Jonny Collins prodding home following a goalmouth scramble.

Carrington progressed to the quarter final with an emphatic 18-0 victory over an under strength Mount Tabor.

Tabor were missing several key players and the home side took full advantage opening the scoring early on. Jordan Coduri was sent clear and was forced wide as he rounded the keeper but he did well to square the ball to Jay Carney who made no mistake.

Coduri then grabbed his first, lifting the ball over the onrushing keeper before adding another, heading home after an excellent cross from the tireless Matty Horsfall found him unmarked six yards out.

Carney then slammed home after the keeper had saved his first shot well before Coduri grabbed his hat-trick after a great run and cross by Carney.

Liam Brook then carved out another opening for Carney who completed his own hat-trick before Coduri scored again after good work from Mark Brown.

Tabor did manage to create a good opening just before the break but Craig Turnbull pulled off a fantastic save.

The second half got worse for the now demoralised visitors, Coduri scoring almost straight after the re-start thanks to great work from Damien Randall and Robbie Graham.

Randall then slotted home from 25 yards before Coduri sealed his double hat-trick from close range.

A great run from Carney allowed Randall to get his second and then Graham finished well after a good team move.

Carney then nonchalantly scooped the ball over the stranded keeper to make it thirteen.

Graham added his second before Randall completed his hat-trick with an audacious 30 yard chip.

Carney and Randall both scored again late on and it was Carney who rounded off the scoring and completing his own double hat-trick in the process.

Acton Athletic lead Division One following their 4-2 success at a much-improved Elland Sports Reserves side.

Acton were always comfortable against a side they beat 16-1 in the League Cup last month, and should have had more with Scott Carney spurning thee first half chances.

Phil Gomes set up man of the match Geordie Watson for the first before James Macken headed the second just before half-time.

Elland were able to pull one back before Macken grabbed his second to make it 3-1 in the second half.

Gomes then made it 4-1 before Elland beat impressive debutant keeper Josh Lowcock to complete the scoring.

Queens Head produced an improved performance but still had to settle for a point in a 3-3 draw with Triangle.

Queens were the better side for long periods but fell behind to a first half goal after keeper Craig Chew had been a virtual spectator.

Tom Atkinson got the home side back on terms after the break after which a moment of cruel luck saw a clearance rebound off the referee and into the path of a Triangle striker allowing the visitors to take a 2-1 lead.

Frank Odion made it 3-2 before Atkinson netted his second. However, any hopes that Queens had of securing their first win of the season evaporated as Triangle netted in the dying minutes.

Ryburn United are still on the coat-tails of Division Two leaders Rastrick BC following an eventful 5-4 home success over King Cross Park.

United went ahead after just 30 seconds through Lewis Cockroft then went onto open up a 4-1 lead by the break.

Park pulled a second goal back, although there was a suspicion of offside, before two penalties, the second of which was a dubious decision saw them back on terms.

Ryburn added a fifth before Park completed the scoring. Alex Coburn netted twice with Ed Hyland and an own goal completing Ryburn’s tally.


Briggs Priestley Senior Cup: Bradshaw 7 The Vine 4, Carrington FC 18 Mount Tabor 0, FC Champs 0 FC Bowling Green 4, Halifax Hammers 4 Lee Mount 1, Shoulder FC Northowram 3 King Cross Sports FC 4, Sun Inn 2 Elland Sports 3, Oddfellows Waiters Arms 0.

Bridge Balti Halifax Sunday League

Division One: Elland Sports Reserves 2 Acton Athletic 4, Hollins Holme 3 Stallions FC 1, Old Pond 8 Royd Club 2, Queens Head 3 Triangle 3.

Division Two: Beehive & Crosskeys 1 Top Club 2, Greetland Goldstars 4 Hebden Bridge 5, Halifax Rangers 3 Rastrick Bowling Club 5, King Cross Sports FC Reserves 3 Stubbing Wharf 2, Ryburn United 5 King Cross Park 4, Ryburn Valley 5 North Bridge 2.