Sun eclipsed in spectacular fashion

Carrington FC threw down the gauntlet to inactive Premier Division leaders Bowling Green with a 15-1 away thumping of Sun Inn in the Bridge Balti Halifax Sunday League.

The gap between the unbeaten pair is down to three points and Carrington have a game in hand.

There was no sign of the one-sided scoreline to come in the early stages.

The visitors did get off to the best possible start when unselfish play from Jordan Coduri allowed Jay Carney to break the deadlock early on.

However, Sun Inn equalised through Ben Timson and for 15 minutes there was little to choose between the sides.

Three goals in five minutes then put Carrington firmly in charge and they led 6-1 by half-time.

The second half was as one sided as it gets with Carrington seemingly scoring at will.

The two most notable goals came from centre-back Paul Watson - only his second goal in his seventh season with the club - and debutant Carlton Pownall who impressed off the bench.

Carney finished with seven goals and the other scorers were Coduri(two), Damien Randall, Liam Brook, Robbie Graham and Dick Hartley.

In the only other Premier contest, Mount Tabor manager Paul Greenwood helped earn his side a point as stand-in goalkeeper away to Engineers at Luddenden Foot.

The game finished 3-3 and Engineers were kicking themselves after creating more of the chances, Greenwood pulling off a couple of good saves.

A goal from Engineers’ Simon Whitton separated the teams at half time but Mount Tabor swept 2-1 up.

A Whitton penalty and an Ashton Richardson effort tipped the scales back Engineers’ way but Tabor levelled matters in the closing seconds.

Oddfellows and Halifax Hammers both scored five goals to register wins in Division One.

Oddfellows came through 5-3 at third from bottom Queens Head, the turning point coming when Carlton Balmer, who had already struck twice for the home side, missed a golden opportunity to make it 3-1.

Instead, an Oddfellows side who had drawn first blood then swept into a 5-2 lead with 15 minutes to go.

Their scorers were Aaron Green (two), Ashley Shaw, Tom Bailey and Daniel Merrick.

Head played some good football late on but only managed to add to their tally through a Gary Eastwood goal.

Hammers moved to within striking distance of leading pair Waiters Arms and Acton Athletic by beating Old Pond 5-2.

Beehive and Crosskeys gained their first ever win in the Halifax Sunday League at the 10th attempt.

They beat Halifax Rangers, who also went into the game looking for a first point of the season, by 6-3 at Savile Park.

In a fluctuating contest, newcomers Beehive surged into a 3-0 lead, were unable to prevent Rangers getting it back to 3-3, but then got their second wind to pull away again.

Michael Mitchell scored two for the winners with Adam Davis, David Armitage (penalty), Simon Gerrard and substitute Tel Banham also on target.

Centre back Jamie Brook was best for the winners while defender Mark Owens took the honours for Royal.

Dan Wilson, who helps out on the touchline for Beehive, said: “We’ve been getting better and better and it was great to finally get a win.”

Hens Face and Stubbing Wharf were involved in a 12-goal thriller in Savile Park.

The game was as open as the scoreline suggests with third-placed Face coming out on top against their lower-placed opponents.

Aaron Glover scored twice to help Wharf into a 2-1 lead but face then took control to build a 4-2 half time lead.

Josh Godfrey and Andy Cousen netted to level things up but Hens Face stretched away into a 6-4 advantage before Glover completed his hat-trick.

However, the decisive final goal went the way of Hens Face.

Bradshaw beat division-higher King Cross Sports 9-5 after extra time in an all-Halifax second round tie in the West Riding Sunday Cup.

Tom Boyle scored five goals for the winners but it was a performance of character from all the Bradshaw players, who looked set to win it 4-3 until Cross scored with the last kick of the 90 minutes.

King Cross drew first blood in extra time but Bradshaw were in no mood to let their heads drop and finished by far the stronger, Isaac Nicholl’s second goal and three more from Boyle giving them a handsome margin of victory.

Earlier, Cross dangerman John Booth had scored the game’s first goal.

A James Thorpe header and Boyle’s first goal made it 2-1 to Bradshaw.

King Cross drew level and did so twice more in normal time after impressive youngster Nicholl and Rob Cochrane had edged Bradshaw in front.

Cross are joined in the third round by FC Champs, who won 3-1 away to Cuedos Rangers. However, Lee Mount, FC Royal of Pellon and Royd Club all crashed out.

Elland Sports Reserves took care of Cuedos’s second team by 11-0 in the West Riding Trophy and Acton Athletic and Waiters Arms both won on their travels.

Acton were 3-1 victors away to Armley Rangers, taking the game by the scruff of the neck in the first half.

The led 3-0 at the break, Matthew Bodkin striking twice with a Simon Stockings goal in between.

Scott Carney missed a penalty for the visitors just before half time.

The second half was something of a non-event with Armley unable to get back into the contest. The hosts did gain a consolation goal with five minutes left and then had a man sent off.

Waiters were convincing 5-0 winners away to Bradford Sunday League Division Four side Oddfellows Celtic.

Fullback Daniel Cook put them in front after 20 minutes with a fine goal, firing home from the edge of the area after playing a one-two with Adam Fenton.

Marco Romano doubled the advantage just before half time after Billy Grogan’s free-kick had come back off the keeper.

Waiters missed plenty of chances but substitute Lee Wood made it 3-0, Dean Fulton cashed in on good work by Wood and Grogan and Grogan completed the scoring with a fine solo effort.