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Phil Brogan creates ripple in Old Pond
West Bowling have once again proved their liking for the West Riding County FA Sunday Cup.
Winners twice recently and runners-up three times, they started their 2013-14 campaign with an 11-0 demolition job over Old Pond of the Halifax League at Emsley’s Rec.
Phil Brogan hit four goals, Jack Murphy three and Chris Wood two as the Bradford Sunday Alliance League champions went goal crazy.
Mill Lane hit the woodwork three times early on but were beaten 3-1 by North Featherstone, who scored from a free-kick, a penalty and a late breakaway, Josh Milner having given Lane some hope by making it 2-1.
There were no such problems for Peel Park, who beat Battyeford 7-2 thanks to a Matty Hannan hat-trick and two spectacular goals by Allan Morley junior. Adam Turner and an excellent curling effort by Terry Hargreaves made up the tally.
Scorelines were much closer in the West Riding County FA Sunday Trophy for the lower-division teams.
Cartwright Lister won 3-2 against Leeds opponents Moortown Albion, while Park lost by the same score to Whinney Moor after being level in 90 minutes.
Grass Greener United had a convincing 3-0 victory over Huddersfield opponents Field Head, goals coming from Rob Coulter (2) and Bradley Goodaire.
In an all-Bradford Sunday Alliance League clash, Swaine Green edged past Whitburn Athletic 2-1.
After being behind for most of the game to an early Whitburn strike, it was not until the last ten minutes that the hosts came to life.
Then came goals from man of the match Simon McQuiston and a last-minute headed winner from player-manager Carl Priestley.
League action saw Alexander’s unbeaten run in Division 1B come to a juddering halt when they lost 10-6 to Great Horton, who edged a nine-goal first half.
A hat-trick for Ben McArdie and braces from Carl Dawson and Carl Atkin were the main source of goals for the victors.
Lane Ends got back to winning ways in Division One, hitting Manningham for six.
A Dean Walters hat-trick, a brace from Dale Howard and a Tom Dolan strike gave Lane Ends their comfortable win.
There was a a ten-goal thriller at Allerton, with the home team taking a 3-1 interval lead thanks to man of the match Jodi Crompton (2) and Brendan Maltby.
Visitors Buttershaw Celtic fought back to draw level at 4-4 but late goals from Karl Stringer and Karl McDonald gave the hosts the much-needed points.
In Division 2A, Turf came away with a 3-1 victory and the points at Bankfoot Lions.
Matthew Horseman, Ross Epton and Edward McCann netted for the visitors, while keeper Michael Gumenuik made a crucial penalty save when the scores were level in the first half.