CRAVEN ATHLETIC are flying the Alliance League flag after reaching the fifth round of the West Riding FA Sunday Cup.

Last week they beat Queensbury Res 3-1 and on Sunday they take on Miners Welfare, from Castleford, at South Craven School.

Jimmy McCormack scored direct from a corner to put Craven ahead after a bright start. Queensbury equalised, butJohn Harrison had the Craven outfit ahead again just before the break.

The Alliance League side had the best of the second half and after several near misses McCormack scored his second the seal victory.

Mark Robinson was their man of the match.

Craven are also in the semi-finals of the District Cup with Phoenix and Three Horses also still in the competition.

White Horse (Bingley) 2

New Inn 4

New Inn seem to have benefitted from the long break dure to poor weather, pulling off the shock of the day.

They had played nine matches without gaining a single point and a goal difference of minus 33, but came out with the confidence of a teams with a string of victories behind them. They took the lead after just 12 minutes and the teams swapped goals to be level 2-2 at the break.

The third New Inn goal came from the penalty spot and after a missed spot kick they hit the net again just before the final whistle.

New Inn scorers were Mark Wormald, Robert Blakeley and Graeme Scott (2). Bingley: Richard Wade and Andrew Sunderland.

Three Horses 2

Stanbury Park Rangers 1

The Rowell brothers, James and Damian scored the goals from Three Horses, and clinced victory over Park Rangers.

The only goal of the second half went to Rangrs, but they could not find an equaliser.

Phoenix 5

Aire Valley SC 1

After their recent team problems Aire Valley were able to field a strong outfit, but were stillunable to prevent Phoenix taking a convincing victory.

Both teams missed early chances until Paul Jackson openedthedoor for the home team who added a further two goals before the break.

While Aire Valley made chances in the second period Phoenix remained on top and scored twice more before Aire Valley grabbed a consolation effort just before the final whistle.

Phoenix scorers were P Jackson (2), Jonal Ali, John Allen and Tim Peters.

Bridge Inn (Silsden) 5

Brown Cow 0

Five appears to be a very significant number for Brown Cow - they either score five goals - or left five in!

This time they wre flyinginto the net at the wrong end as Bridge Inn showed their form.

Brown Cow looked to be on top for the first 15 minutes, butthen lost their way completely as Bridge Inn took command. thesilsden side's scorers were: Lloyd Howard, Richard Whitton, Richard Wilkinson, John Keighley and David Sharp.

Lord Rodney 3

Old Swan Clarets 2

The home team snatched victory by a single goal in an evenly contested battle between Lord Rodney andOld Swan.

Liam Jameson opened thesocring for the Gargrave side, but five minutes later the home side were back on level terms. Rodney snatched victory in the second half and scorers were: Ian smith, M Paxford and Chris McLoughlan. Old Swan: Steve Ward and Liam Jameson.


Crown 5

Knowle Arms 2

Chances went begging in a tentative first half with both teams scoring a single goal.

But the gloves came off after the break as Crown stepped up a gear and scored twice before Knowle found the net. The home side added two more to made certain of a place in the next round.

Crown scorers: Quadir Hamid, Mohammed Suleman, Minzir Nazir and Tim O'Conner.

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