Buttershaw White Star set up another clash with big rivals West Bowling (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Buttershaw White Star set up another clash with big rivals West Bowling
Buy this photo » Steel Bangle's Afra Malik has the situation under control against Park FC in their Bradford & District FA Sunday Cup tie
Buttershaw White Star eased into the Bradford & District FA Sunday Senior Cup semi-finals, and another clash with defending champions West Bowling, after a convincing victory over Wharfedale Triangle League Premier Division team Salts.
Scorers for White Star in an 8-0 victory were Mark Bett (3), Graeme Sides (2), Alex Cussack, Steve Hollingworth and a stunning header from Steve Bargh.
The delayed Bradford & District FA Sunday Cup fourth-round tie between Park and Steel Bangle at Emsley’s Recreation Ground was a 12-goal thriller.
Park moved into a 4-0 lead in the first half but the visitors pulled the score back to 4-2 by the interval, and a stunning display by their substitute made the difference in the second half as they won 7-5.
Scorers for Park were Paul Nobles (3), former West Bowling striker Damian Melvyn and Tony Lebrasse.
Steel Bangle now face Bradford Sunday Alliance League Division 3A leaders Cartwright Lister in the semi-finals on Sunday, April 21.
In the Premier Division, West Bowling visited Wyke Wanderers and came away with a 4-0 victory.
Darryl Leach and Chris Wood put the visitors two in front at the interval and further goals from Carl Horseman and Phillip Brogan assured the County Cup semi-finalists of three valuable league points.
Queensbury and Bradford Skip Hire reversed their fixture and cellar dwellers Queensbury took advantage by winning 5-3, while a Delroy White brace and a strike from Chris Lever was enough to give Thornton United the points against Bolton Woods.
In the top-of-the-table Division One clash, Stanningley Albion reached pole position with a hard- earned 3-2 victory at George Hotel, Tom Jarman hitting a hat-trick for the new leaders.
In the Buttershaw Celtic v Peel Park clash, after a slow start by both teams, the visitors took a deserved lead when Ryan Dunn poked the ball home following a goalkeeping error and doubled their lead moments later with an Adam Turner strike.
Matty Hannan marked his return from injury to head in the third and Anthony Hannan then added a fourth.
In Division 1A, leaders Ancient Foresters took the points at Undercliffe, hitting four goals without reply, while Allerton won an 11-goal thriller against Thornbury Celtic and moved into second position.
Allerton opened up a 3-1 lead in the first half but the visitors scored two goals in as many minutes to restore parity by the interval.
In the second half, the hosts were too strong and triumphed 7-4, with goals for Allerton coming from Tion Richards (3), Ben O'Melia (2), Brendan Malby and Bobby Canning.
In Division 2A, Horse & Farrier hit eight goals against Heaton Kings Arms, with a brace each from Jamie Kitchen and Karl Hemingway and a a strike from man of the match Craig Ricketts among their scorers.
Second West defeated Saltaire Rangers 4-2 in Division 2B, including a brace from Mark Lee.
Despite strikes from Bradley Goodaire and Ben Needham, second-placed Grass Greener United failed to take the points, sharing four goals and a draw with Eccleshill Sunday, thus only closing the gap by a point on inactive leaders Swaine Green.