Ovenden book their passage

Crossley Juniors under 10s started on the Calderdale Cup trail with a 4-1 win against a battling King Cross Shamrocks side.

Crossleys took a deserved lead through Stan Sharp. Lewis Edwards added a second before half time.

In the second half Toby Ives-Moody and Daniel Smith looked solid in the Crossleys defence and it took a fabulous strike from Jack Whelan to pull King Cross back into the game.

Almost from the kick off, though, Crossleys restored their lead as Stan Sharp fed Lewis Edwards, who finished superbly.

Sharp himself then completed the scoring to cap a great performance.

Ovenden West Riding Junior Girls under 12s did not have everything their own way despite a 5-1 victory over Ilkley A.

Ilkley were constantly under siege from Felicity Raud and Brooke Woodhead, but some outstanding saves from the Ilkley keeper Sophie Armitage and some glaring misses helped hold Ovenden at bay.

At the other end. Ovenden ‘keeper Megan Meikle was called upon to pull off a string of fine saves before Ilkley took the lead through Sophie Dale.

Ovenden surged forward at every opportunity in the second half as they looked to preserve their 100 per cent West Riding Girls League record.

Ellie Gladwin finally levelled with a superb right foot shot before making it 2-1 soon after.

Ilkley were struggling to get out of their own half and Brooke Woodhead made it 3-1 and Ovenden added two more through Felicity Raud and Elicia McAdam.

Clifton Rangers under 16s eased into the second round of the Huddersfield Cup with a 3-1 extra-time success over Battyford.

Clifton hit the front after three minutes through Aidan Williams but they missed several chances to go further ahead.

Battyford missed a penalty but levelled just before half time.

The second half was scoreless so the game went into extra time with Clifton striking first after a fine cross from Curtis Ioannou found Callum Charlton.

In the second period of extra time a superb run from Ryan Thompson saw him beat three defenders and then put Jordan Hoyle away to slide the ball home.

AFC Halifax Juniors under nines’ first ever cup encounter ended with a 7-1 victory over St Columbas.

AFC broke the deadlock through Oliver Rutherford before a brilliant change of pace and a solo run by Cole Hand was stopped when he was brought down inside the box and Rutherford sent the keeper the wrong way.

Rutherford then struck his third before Columbas pulled one back before the break.

Nathan Smyth took the ball forward unchallenged before rifling home, after which Columbas came back but the defensive duo of Keiran Gibbs and William Booth stayed firm.

Lewis Blackburn netted twice before Hand popped up on the far post to score from close range in the final minutes.

Greetland Goldstars under 16s made light of Battyeford’s reputation to progress through to the second round of the Huddersfield Cup courtesy of a 5-0 success.

Man of the match Jack Kenworthy was linking up well with Tom Rollings and the two front men Marcus Stapley and Thomas Hales.

It wasn’t long before Kenworthy fed Rollings who took the ball on his right foot and slotted it in the top corner from just outside the area.

Matthew Davis made it two when an in-swinging corner found the sweeper unmarked and he headed home.

The visitors may have thought they were in with a chance playing down the slope in the second half but Goldstars made the tie safe with two goals from Hales and another header from Kenworthy.