IMPRESSIVE stand-in goalkeeper John May could not keep Thornton United in the FA Sunday Cup as they bowed out 2-0 to Hope Inn Whites at Manningham Mills.

Thornton had to play three quarters of the match with ten men after keeper Ryan Blythe was harshly dismissed by the referee when two players came together outside the area.

Replacement May was in terrific form, making some unbelievable saves as his side struggled against their Leeds-based opponents.

Hope Inn were also reduced to ten men early in the second half when a visiting player was dismissed for a second yellow card.

The Bradford Sunday Alliance League hosts did have chances to score but could not find the target and paid the price late on.

The Whites took the lead with just five minutes to go and then doubled their advantage in the closing moments.

Oakenshaw are still in the national competition after they received a walkover when opponents St John Fisher withdrew in the middle of last week.

Meanwhile, Bradford & District FA Cup action saw a terrific match at Arkwright Street, where Lyceum ended Olympic's unbeaten start to the season.

It finished 4-4 and had to be decided on penalties, with Lyceum winning the shoot-out 3-2.

They had earlier trailed Premier Division leaders Olympic by three goals early in the second half but Glyn Beale's hat-trick, supported by a Wayne Taylor goal, turned the tables.

Bradford Celtic booked a quarter-final birth as they disposed of high-flying Division Two team Northern 7-0.

Waheed Khan bagged a hat-trick and Mohammed Ali added a brace, with Akeel Hussain and an own goal completing the scoring.

West Bowling took advantage of their rivals' cup diversions as they won 5-2 at Bolton Woods in the Premier Division. Jack Dewhirst and Patrick Mumbley scored the consolation goals.

One other top-flight match saw Thornbury Celtic win by the odd goal in three at Sandy Lane, with Hassan Ali's brace outweighing Lee Smith's strike.

Championship leaders Toller suffered a setback as their 100 per cent start was ended 6-2 at Westwood Park, with goals by Mohammad Qasim and Kamran Khan proving far too little.

Queensbury overran local rivals Clayton Village 6-0 in Division One. Substitute Adam Pearson claimed a double, with further goals coming from Ben Pritchard, Josh Price, Steve Mason and Darren Fletcher.

Wibsey climbed to second place as they edged a thriller 5-3 against Mill Lane, with Jonny Brannan netting four of the winners' goals.

Lewis Phillips claimed the other Wibsey effort, while Jack Barker, Gareth Naylor and substitute Leevan Moses replied.