Another week of awful weather wiped out the entire District League fixture programme.
Another week of awful weather wiped out the entire District League fixture programme. The only game to escape the weather was the Huddersfield FA Challenge Cup tie between Scholes from Division 1 and the Yorkshire Amateur League Championship side Lepton Highlanders. This game was played on the all-weather pitch at Leeds Road.
Scholes opened brightest and went into the halftime break holding a 2-0 lead courtesy of 2 well taken goals from Jordan Saville. Lepton rallied in the second half and Ross Woods reduced the deficit in the 56th minute. An own goal brought Lepton level before Jordan Saville completed his hattrick to give Scholes back the lead. However, Alfie Smalley levelled the tie for Lepton in the 80th minute to make it 3-3. There were no further goals, so the game had to be decided by a penalty shootout. Lepton held their nerve and went through to the next round winning on penalties 4-3.
Lepton Highlanders will play at home against Heywood Irish Centre in the quarterfinal on March 19th, 2022. The other quarterfinal ties to be played on the same day are Linthwaite Athletic v Diggle, Holmbridge v Deighton and Kirkburton v Berry Brow.
All clubs are reminded that the Registration and Transfer window closes on Monday February 28th at midnight.
District League Report February 19th 2022 -
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