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Grangefield stunned by underdogs’ cup blitz
Injury-stricken Grangefield Old Boys suffered a shock 5-1 Leeds Senior Cup home defeat to Beeston St Anthony’s in an all-Yorkshire Amateur League quarter-final clash.
Section A leaders Grangefield might have expected to breeze through against opponents propping up Section B and did take the lead through leading scorer Grant Jackson.
But Jackson then had to leave the field after aggravating a previous injury and Beeston hit back to lead 2-1 at the interval before dominating the second half.
Section A will be represented in the semi-finals after Stanningley OB won 1-0 at Seacroft WMC of the Leeds Red Triangle Invitation League.
Stanningley dominated proceedings but their only goal came from a cross-shot by Ryan Haigh as they earned a last-four tie against Leeds side Whitkirk Wanderers.
Beeston St Anthony’s Reserves made it a good day for the club as they held off a Stanningley OB Reserves fightback to reach the Leeds & District Cup final with a 4-3 win.
St Anthony’s were 3-0 up after 15 minutes and added a fourth goal before half-time. But Stanningley stormed back after the interval and goals by Jimmy Harrop, Steve Lilley and Dave Webb were not quite enough to force extra time.
League action saw third-placed Gildersome Spurs OB reignite their Senior A title push with a 5-1 romp against mid-table Trinity & All Saints OB.
Spurs, who have games in hand on top two Grangefield and Leeds Medics & Dentists, bounced back from two defeats thanks to goals from Matty Jackson (2), Ben Keedy – who also missed a penalty – Anthony Wilson and Mike Hall.
St Bedes let slip a 3-0 half-time lead in Senior B as they lost 4-3 to fellow mid-table side Shire Academics. Lee Cornforth (2) and Danny Williamson saw their goals wiped out by Ari Nurmi (2), Johnny Young and James Llewellyn.
Farnley Sports moved a step closer to the Division One title as they won 3-1 at home to AFC Heckmondwike and nearest challengers Farsley Celtic Juniors could only draw 3-3 at Bramley Juniors Reserves.
Farsley are now 11 points off the pace but do have five games in hand on leaders Farnley.