Matty Jackson treble sparks Gildersome Spurs comeback

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Gildersome Spurs OB hit back from conceding two early goals to win 5-3 at Harlow Hill in the West Riding County FA Challenge Cup first round.

A Matty Jackson hat-trick helped turn the table for the Yorkshire Amateur League outfit, with Steve Wales and Tim Goodswill completing the comeback.

St Bedes also made high-scoring progress as they won 6-2 at home to Holmfield, with Gary Litvinov (3) and Ian Horrocks (2) leading the way backed up by Dave Morley.

But St Bedes Reserves suffered West Riding County FA Challenge Trophy heartache as they bowed out 8-7 on penalties after drawing 3-3 at Bramley Juniors Reserves.

St Bedes had led 3-1 with ten minutes to go through Ross Jones (2) and Jordan Northin but the hosts hit back and keeper Jordan Webb hit the equaliser in a late push up front, before saving two penalties.

Farsley Celtic Juniors again conquered Colton Institute in a rerun of last season’s Supplementary Cup final, with goals from Si McQuiston, Ryan Collett, Jonathan Kasher and Rob McDougall sealing a 4-0 win.

Morley Town AFC saw off Garforth Rangers 5-3 courtesy of Marc Haley, Chris Pearson, David Neath, Mike Goodall and an own goal.

League action saw Grangefield OB move top of the Senior A section with a 6-0 romp at Leeds Medics & Dentists. Grant Jackson scored four times, including two penalties, with Kev Brown adding a double.

Calverley United climbed to the Senior B summit with a 3-2 victory at Beeston St Anthony’s, the winner coming five minutes from time. Martin Mallinson, Gary Trewhitt and debutant Albin Johns hit the target.

Lee Graham scored the Calverley Reserves consolation in a 4-1 defeat to Thornesians in Division Three.

Heckmondwike GSOB hit back from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw against Shire Academics Reserves thanks to Joe Kershaw’s double.

St Bedes Thirds led through a George Nash penalty but two goals in the last 15 minutes gave their youthful Norristhorpe Reserves opponents a 2-1 victory in Division Five.

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