Royal FC took the scalp of First Division leaders Baildon New Inn to take their place in the quarter-finals of the Cookson Cup.

Royal have a great chance on three fronts now with a lead at the top of division two, a place in the semi's of the league cup, of which they are the holders and now this success which sets them up with a last eight game at home to runaway third division leaders Allerton Fleece.

The first-half was very even and the deadlock was only broken in injury time when Spencer Harrison put Royal ahead. The home side went further ahead through Sam Lunn but Baildon hit back as Peter Griffith reduced the arrears. Harrison netted a second to restore the two-goal advantage and Royal were worthy winners in the end despite a late goal from Richard Hall for the visitors.

Two possible Premier Division Championship contenders did each other no favours as they drew 2-2. Keighley Juniors might be seeing their two year hold on the trophy coming to an end.

Martin McClennon and Howard Wellwood gave them the lead twice in a great game with Silsden, Andy Geary and the brilliant Steve Carling brought Silsden back each time.

The form of Kings Head is looking decidedly rocky with their recent exit from the County Sunday Trophy followed by their 4th Division One defeat 6-2 at Kings 94. Tim Marwood (3), Willard Gono (2) and Matthew Binns did the damage which makes it very difficult to see Kings Head repeating last years Division Two Title success. AFC Branch and Cricketers Arms met at Beckfoot and Branch led 4-0 at the break. Cricketers hit back in the second half with goals from Graham Hoddy and Mick Haran but Andy Trueman (2), Peter Whelan (2) and Paul Robinson made it 5-2 to Branch.

Broadford Plant had a very good 3-1 win against Windhill Con Club with Danny Burke bagging all three for Plant and Dave Warne hitting back for the clubmen. Bolton Villas and Maguires FC shared four goals with Gary Cash and Lee Thompson scoring for Villas and Ishy Hussein and Martin Bland for Maguires.

Victoria Hotel moved into second place in Division Two and could be the main threat to Royal for the title, Chris Fothergill put Vies in front but they found themselves 2-1 down at the interval, Paul Mitchell equalised and Russell Brown struck the winner with three minutes left.

Red Lion celebrated a win at home to Bradford Celtic with Phil Ineson scoring three and Dave Kaye adding another for a 4-2 scoreline.

Silsden Bridge Inn moved into the top half of the Third Division with an impressive 4-2 win at Ravenscliffe Celtic, with Neil Pennington on target with the final goal.

Wagon & Horses won by the odd goal in 13 at Queens Hall. Jason Mooney and Damian Robinson scored the first two to haul Wagon back from 2-0 down. Jamie McEwan and Robinson again put the visitors 4-2 in front but they were pegged back to 4-4 before both Robinson and McEwan completed hat-tricks to make the final score 7-6.

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