IDLE were dumped out of the Yorkshire Old Boys Shield in Round One, losing a cracking contest 4-3 at home to fellow Yorkshire Amateur League side Middleton.

It was a fine game and Idle would have been pleased to have kept pace with what is clearly a high quality outfit.

Jack Strudwick netted from the spot for Championship outfit Idle, while Luke Chandler and Ryan Mitchell were also on target.

Premier Division Middleton did have nine first teamers missing but had two 16-year-olds step up in middle of the park who battled really well, and their depleted side got their rewards with a late Nathan Sefton winner.

St Bede's also lost, falling victim to a couple of questionable decisions in going down 4-2 at Harchester United.

Bede's started slowly but took the lead against the run of play when a Carl Lomax cross cum shot found the top corner.

Harchester turned it round to go in front at the break after punishing two defensive lapses, but also saw a soft penalty saved by visiting keeper Dan Tomlinson.

Mo Khan then equalised, firing home soon after Bede's had a strong spot-kick appeal turned down.

Harchester scored a controversial penalty to go 3-2 up, before wrapping things up with a fourth late on.

In the Supreme Division, mid-table Athletico moved up to seventh, with 11 points from nine matches, after a 2-2 home draw with fellow solid starters Alwoodley.

Athletico scored goals freely last season but the volume has dropped since the departure of hotshot Mohammed Qasim. Defensively however, they are proving a much tighter outfit.

That backline did not start too well though, as Alwoodley went 2-0 up with goals either side of the break. An own goal put Athletico back into it, before a left footed drive from Saab Abbas ensured a point.

Finally, PFC secured a comfortable 3-0 Championship victory over Leeds Independent. That puts them in fifth spot and they are the second highest scorers in the division.

Iby Farooq scored two fine free kicks for PFC, while the other goal caused great jubilation, as 44-year-old centre back Ishfaq Hussain scored his first ever league goal after many seasons of trying.