Littletown reach League Cup semi

Littletown’s upturn in form continued last Saturday as they reached the West Riding County Amateur League Premier Division Cup semi-finals.

They led 1-0 at the break at Brighouse Town before winning 3-0 to seal a third straight success.

Aidan Schofield and James Sykes were on target while an own goal completed the tally. Littletown will face Campion or Bay Athletic in the last four with the winners to meet either Kirkburton or Ovenden WR.

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Littletown remain bottom of the Premier Division but trail Wibsey by just two points with three games in hand after they lost 3-1 to Campion.

Brighouse are five points clear of Littletown and now just two adrift of fourth-bottom Lower Hopton who have played six games more.

Hopton were tied 0-0 at the break at home to Storthes Hall before the visitors pulled clear to win 3-0 and move five points clear of their hosts.

Overthorpe SC missed the chance to go second in Division One after they lost 3-1 at Ventus Yeadon Celtic. Andrew Bates scored as Overthorpe trailed 2-1 at the break. They stay three points behind second-placed Salts who lost 3-1 at leaders Lepton who now move 10 points clear.

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Tingley Athletic (Andrew Lockhart) lost 5-1 at home to Bronte Wanderers but Hunsworth moved above them after a 3-2 victory over Bay Athletic Reserves. First-half goals from Joel Farrar (two) and Lee McKeown put the hosts on track.

On Tuesday Hunsworth triumphed 2-0 at AFC Emley at Emley to see them in sixth place, eight points behind Salts with two games in hand.

Unbeaten Division Three champions Littletown Reserves drew 0-0 with second-placed Salts Reserves while Hunsworth Reserves, who stand fourth, eased to a 4-0 success at Bonte Reserves thanks to Steve Oakes (two), Jack Rogerson and Alex McMahon.

n In the Leeds Red Triangle League’s Bob Bates Trophy, Shears Inn drew their Group B game at home to Swarcliffe WMC 5-5. Mark Hutton fired a ha-trick for the hosts while Ryan Foster (two) also struck for Shears.

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n Wyke Wanderers stay in eighth place in West Yorkshire League Division One after a 2-1 home victory over Ilkley Town.

In Division Two, Howden Clough climbed to ninth place after an excellent 3-1 triumph at Ossett. Clough are one place and one point ahead of Hartshead who drew 2-2 with Stanley. Clough’s Reserves drew 2-2 at home to Garforth Rangers Reserves in Alliance Division Two.

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