Jagger bags hat-trick to steer Littletown through in league cup

Andrew Griffiths was among the goal scorers as Howden Clough defeated Whitkirk Wanderers 5-2 in West Yorkshire League Division One last Saturday.
Andrew Griffiths was among the goal scorers as Howden Clough defeated Whitkirk Wanderers 5-2 in West Yorkshire League Division One last Saturday.

Littletown booked their place in the West Riding County Amateur League Premier Division Cup quarter-final with a 3-1 win over Huddersfield YMCA last Saturday.

YMCA are the current Premier Division leaders, two points clear of third placed Littletown, but it was the Beck Laners who triumphed with all the goals coming in the second half.

Joe Jagger fired a hat-trick for Littletown, including an acrobatic overhead kick, while Kitson Gayle replied for YMCA.

Lower Hopton also progressed to the last eight with a 6-4 win away to Lepton Highlanders.

Matthew Bugg led the way with four goals, while Liam Riley and Aiden Schofield also netting for Hopton.

Gary Bradley and Thomas Mitchell replied with a brace apiece as Lepton fought back from 3-1 down at half-time.

Jack Allerton was on target for Overthorpe but they lost 4-1 at home to Steeton as Lee Reilly bagged a hat-trick and Andrew Briggs also struck.

Robert Catherall gave Hunsworth a 1-0 lead at half-time but it wasn’t enough to prevent a ninth defeat of the season and they remain bottom of Division One after Route 1 Rovers fought back to win 2-1 with goals from Danyal Yasin and Hassan Ali.

Howden Clough moved up to third place in the West Yorkshire League Division One thanks to a 5-2 win at Whitkirk Wanderers.

The sides were level 1-1 at half-time but Clough took control after the break and are level on 22 points with second placed Wyke Wanderers.

Nathan Hallas bagged a brace, while Stefan Godbold, Andrew Griffiths and Patrick Sykes were also on target in Clough’s seventh win of the season.

Wyke remain a point behind leaders Hall Green United following a 4-0 win over Boroughbridge.

Dewsbury Rangers earned a 2-0 win over Rothwell in Yorkshire Amateur League Division One with second half goals from Jack Smith and Ryan Laidlaw, while Jamie Sands, Luke Adams and an own goal earned Batelians a 3-2 win at Grangefield.

Wheelwright secured an impressive 4-0 win over Leeds City OB in Division Two.

Norristhorpe went down 8-2 at East Ardsley Wanderers in Division Three, while Dewsbury Rangers Reserves won 3-2 at Horsforth St Margarets Thirds in Division Five.

Norristhorpe Reserves are through to the Hodgson Cup second round after a 3-1 win over Methley United.

Scott Jackson and Brad Wild put Norristhorpe 2-0 ahead at half-time and Jack Holden added a third before Methley grabbed a consolation goal.

Crackenedge continue to lead the way in the Wakefield League Premier Division following a 7-1 win over Ossett Common Rovers last Saturday.

Crackendge are a point clear of Beechwood Gate, with Crown Gawthorpe third, four points behind with four games in hand on the leaders after they thrashed Healdfield 8-1.

Fox and Hounds earned a 3-1 win away to Division Two leaders Henry Boons, who were knocked off top spot and slip to third place.

Overthorpe lost 5-1 at Waterloo, who moved second.