Sunday League: Table-toppers Feathers continue fine start to their season

Actions from King Cross v Hollins Holme, at Old Earth, Elland. Pictured are Jacob Dobson and Sam Tattersall
Actions from King Cross v Hollins Holme, at Old Earth, Elland. Pictured are Jacob Dobson and Sam Tattersall

Feathers beat Bradshaw 2-1 in the Halifax Sunday League Premier Division to move three points clear at the top of the table.

Ashley Scully’s goal for Bradshaw wasn’t enough to earn them anything from the game, as Feathers’ second-half winner sealed their fifth win in seven league games.

Second-placed FC Panda were in Halifax District FA Cup action, beating Ryburn United 7-5.

Ryburn hit five thanks to two goals from Cameron Tyer and one each from Jake Tait, Nathan Hargreaves and Luke Hartley.

But a Terriq Pervez hat-trick, two goals from Ibrar Farooq and one each from Mohammed Ozair and Hamid Sagir sent Panda through to the semi-finals..

Unsung strike pair Sam Tattersall and Jack Gormley scored seven goals between them as Hollins Holme crushed hosts Woodhouse United in last weekend’s Halifax FA Sunday Cup derby.

Hollins are keen to retain the trophy and their passage to the semi-finals by an 8-1 scoreline was eased by two goals in the first three minutes.

Division-lower Woodhouse, forced to field the gallant Stefan Parker in goal in the absence of both recognised keepers, was beaten twice in the first three minutes as Tattersall and Gormley stuck away regulation chances.

Hollins added a third before Ryan Bulcock replied but the visitors added a fourth before the break and four more in the second half.

Tattersall and Gormley kept adding to their tallies while the other goal came from a James Chadwick free-kick.

Hollins boss Steve Parker said: “It was not much of a game. We had a lot of possession and played some decent football.

“We had a full 14 players out and they all did well.”

Parker revealed that he had challenged his players to prove how good they were after a mixed bag of results recently.

He said: “We’re a Jekyll and Hyde team. There is no better team in the league when everyone is fit and the players are up for it.”

Hollins join useful trio FC Panda, Waiters and Siddal Place in the last four and Place are their hosts in the Halifax Sunday League’s Premier Division next Sunday.

The sides are yet to meet this season and Parker is expecting a tough test at West Vale against opponents he believes picked up players when multi title-winning side Carrington folded.

Woodhouse spokesman Joe Connor said Sunday’s game had been very disappointing for the former Rochdale Sunday League side.

“It was a bad day for us. We didn’t turn up.”

Waiters Arms came from two goals down to knock out Cock and Bottle 4-2.

Cock & Bottle scored on 20 minutes through Zak Waddington’s 11th of the season in all competitions, and doubled the lead five minutes later through Josh Miller.

But Waiters’ Lee Wood scored twice in three minutes to level the match going into the interval.

Waiters took a decisive lead in the 68th minute thanks to a right footed shot from Dave Chappell, beating Matty Berry in the visitors’ goal.

Cock and Bottle pushed for an equaliser to take the tie to penalties, twice Antony Brown and Ben Helliwell being denied by the Waiters keeper.

But the hosts put the game to bed with five minutes remaining with a tap in from five yards.

Also through to the last four are Siddal Place, who beat Cock of the North 7-1.

In Division One, leaders FC Panda Reserves were thumped 7-2 at Thrum Hall.

Harris Masood and substitute Ishtiaq Ali scored for Panda Reserves, but they were outgunned by their hosts, whose goalscorers were Yevhen Balika (2), Thomas Robinson (2), Stefan Drakes, Regan Martin and Jason Clissitt.

Triangle secured only their second league win of the season with a 3-2 away victory at King Cross Park, while Barum Top drew 2-2 at home to Halifax Rangers.