Words: Aidan Hopson Pictures: Mike Dolan

In the Huddersfield FA Challenge Cup Heywood Irish Centre opened their campaign with a resounding 4-0 win over AFC Lindley with goals from Nathan Eastwood (two), Mathew Colcombe and Kieron Mayall.

Britannia Sports travelled to Diggle and were held to a 2-2 draw but lost 2-1 after penalties. Samuel Bagshaw and Ross Pearce scored for Diggle in normal time.

Kirkburton played host to Dearne Valley neighbours Skelmanthorpe and drew 2-2. Jack Goring scored a brace for Kirkburton, and Daniel Moxon did the same for Skelmanthorpe. Kirkburton came out on top winning 4-3 on penalties.

In the Huddersfield FA Challenge Trophy for reserve teams Carlton Balmer scored twice for Heywood Irish Centre as they drew with AFC Lindley whose goals were scored by Edward Maywand and Tom Crabtree. AFC Lindley progressed to the next round winning the penalty shoot-out 4-2.

A Connor Steele hattrick and two from Jack Taylor saw Britannia Sports through to the next round beating Berry Brow A 5-2. Dale Neary and Ephraim Isekolemo scored Berry Brow’s goals.

Brook Motors with goals from John Lodge (three), Michael Foster, Felix Beaumont and James Haley beat Shelley 6-2. Mount travelled to Cumberworth B and won through to the next round 7-1 with goals from Kyle Coe-Firth, Darryl Lockwood, Danny Moxon and Martin Wakefield (four). Ethan Lear scoring the consolation for Cumberworth.

Berry Brow A travelled to high flying Dalton Dynamos A and despite goals from Jack O’Connor, Andrew Roberts and Thomas Oakes just lost out 4-3.

Deighton with goals from Matthew Shaw (three), Alan Nichols (two), Liam Royal (two) and Javan Allison sailed into the next round beating Holmbridge 8-1, Gareth Myers scored for Holmbridge.

Scholes beat Brook Motors Development 4-1 and Netherton with a brace from Daniel Rodgers squeezed past Scissett 2-1. Lewis Haigh scored for Scissett.

Newsome 3 Fothergill & Whittles 2. Pic by: Mike Dolan

Chris Blakely, Nathan Wadsworth (two) and Nathan Kavanagh scored for Linthwaite Athletic as they went through to the next round beating Cumberworth 4-2, with Connor Mahoney scoring both goals for Cumberworth.

Scissett travelled to Sheffield & District League side Hillsborough Pumas in the Sheffield Junior Cup and lost 4-1 on penalties after a 1-1 draw. Wooldale Wanderers entertained Wragg Veterans League side Athersley Rec Vets and were beaten 1-0.

Shepley travelled to Sheffield & District League side Sheffield Wanderers and despite a Scott Sykes goal went out of the competition losing 2-1.

In the Heavy Woollen Cup West End Park with goals from Ryan Hooley, Kyle Kershaw (two) and Tyrone Sagar progressed to the next round beating Wyke Wanderers 4-2.

Newsome kept top spot in Division 1 with goals from Doran Jordan and Samuel Wilkinson (two) in entertaining 3-2 win over Fothergill & Whittles.

Scholes travelled to Slaithwaite United and despite a goal from Greg Bower Scholes took the points in a 2-1 win. Struggling Shelley were comfortably beaten by Linthwaite Athletic 9-1, whose goals were scored by Jamie Arundel, Ryan Wadsworth (three), Bryn Jenkins (two), Jamie Jobarteh and Jake Morley (two). Reece Dickinson scoring a consolation for Shelley.

Dalton Dynamos went eight points clear at the top of Division 2 with goals from Craig Thompson (two) and Darius Matheson in a 3-2 win at Huddersfield Laund Hill. Ashley Hirst and Joe Muxworthy scoring for Laund Hill.

Struggling Marsh United got their first points of the season with goals from Joseph Davies, Robert Holroyd and Waqhar Uddin in their 3-1 win over Holme Valley Academicals. Richard Eales scoring for the Accies.

Netherton blunted Kirkheaton Rovers promotion hopes with a comfortable 4-0 win with goals from Ryan Burchael (two), Richard Carter and Joel Rushworth.

AFC Dalton remain winless at the bottom of Division 3 losing 3-2 at home to Hade Edge whose goals were scored by Adam Taylor and Cameron Young (two).

In the game of the day Moorside moved up to third place beating Meltham Athletic 7-5. Sean Salford scored four and Jason Evans scored three for Moorside whilst Toby Farrington (two), Joseph Morgan, James Hutchinson and Jack Ellis-Pownall scoring for Meltham.

Newsome 3 Fothergill & Whittles 2. Pic by: Mike Dolan

A Paul Wright hattrick for AFC Volunteers made it nine wins from nine to stay top of Division 4 in their 3-0 win over Brighouse Athletic.

Honley moved up to fourth with a narrow 3-2 win over Thorpe Giants whose goals were scored by Jordan Boam and Oliver Hughes.

Tommy Bunn (two) and Nathan Boote scored for Saddleworth United as they maintained their promotion challenge by beating Mount 3-2. Jay Wells and Tristan Samuels scored Mount’s goals.

Flockton with goals from Spencer Moorhouse (two), Nathan Dawkins and Charlie Manby took the points in a 4-3 win over bottom club Holmfirth Town. Chris Bray, Daniel Pilkington and Ben Wadsworth scoring for Holmfirth.

In the Reserves Section Newsome went ten points clear at the top of Division 1 with goals from Daniel Ryan (two), Deon Simmonds, Thomas Stockdale and Adam Hill in a 5-2 win over Dalton Dynamos.

Goals from Jay Calcutt (two), Joe Martin, Joe Somerville and Jack Smith sent Kirkburton eight points clear at the top of Division 2 in their 5-1 win away at Britannia Sports A. The bottom two clubs in division two Almondbury Woolpack and Holme Valley Academicals shared the points in a 1-1 draw. Charlie Moore scored for the Accies and Stephen Brook scored for the Woolpack.

In Division 3 Netherton with goals from Adam Driver and Luke Wilkinson beat bottom club Wooldale Wanderers 2-0. Grange Moor Saints with goals from Michael Hall (two), Ross McEwen (two) and Tim McNee (two) beat Deighton A 6-1. Ben Stott scoring for Deighton.

Berry Brow B with goals from Anthony Docherty, Eli Petschak and Adam Fell beat second placed Shepley 3-2 in Division 4. Scott Sykes and Ben Usher scored for Shepley.

A Nathan Williams hattrick and a goal from Dean Commins took the points for West End Park Development in a 4-1 win over Hade Edge A. Kirkheaton Rovers move up to third with goals from Callum Chima (two), Darren Frost and Stuart Rose in a 4-0 win over Honley.