SANDY Lane won the most prestigious cup competition in the area open to Sunday clubs, beating Hope Inn Whites in a tense County Cup Final.

Bradford Sunday Alliance Football League outfit Lane fell behind when Hope Inn scored in the fourth minute, and the Sandy boys had to call on all their defensive resources to remain within a goal at the break.

That determination paid off in the second half when Lane battled back and equalised in the 80th minute.

A free-kick from 40 yards out finished up in the roof of the net when Mathew Cavanagh hit home, leaving keeper Mark Bower helpless.

There was no further scoring in the remaining ten minutes of action as the match went to penalties.

And after Hope had missed their last spot-kick, Cavanagh was on hand to slot home the winner to cap a terrific team performance from the Sandy line-up.

Cotterhill, Hargreaves, Smith and Danny Hook all scored from the spot.

West Bowling – who were knocked out of the County Cup at the semi-final stage by Hope Inn – had some consolation when they completed the Sunday league double.

Having won the Premier Division championship three weeks ago, they added the Senior Cup on Sunday when they beat Thornton United at Manningham Mills.

United went in front after 23 minutes when a well worked move was converted by Marcus Edwards.

Thornton continued to press hard and were unlucky not to increase their lead five minutes later when a shot from Edwards narrowly missed the upright.

After an hour's play, Bowling missed a gilt-edged chance when they were awarded a penalty kick but the shot hit the post and rebounded back into play.

Undaunted, Bowling equalised five minutes later when Glyn Hirst fired home.

Bowling were in the ascendancy and took the lead four minutes later when Mark Betts finished superbly. Thornton were reduced to nine men after having two players dismissed by referee Darius Bradley.

Hirst grabbed his second of the match in the closing stages to reward Bowling for a superb second half performance