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District League Report April 27th

  • 28/04/22
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Nathan Eastwood scored twice to make it 40 goals for the season as division 1 leaders Heywood Irish Centre won 5-1 at home to Holmbridge. Thomas Mellor, Kieron Mayall and Stephen Greer also scored for Heywood’s.

Nathan Eastwood scored twice to make it 40 goals for the season as division 1 leaders Heywood Irish Centre won 5-1 at home to Holmbridge. Thomas Mellor, Kieron Mayall and Stephen Greer also scored for Heywood’s and Sean Hazelden scored for Holmbridge. Newsome stay second as Devonte Gayle, Doran Jordan (two) and Kyle Walton scored in a 4-1 win at Fothergill and Whittles. Berry Brow are up to third as Thomas Oakes (two), Luke Gibson and Anthony Docherty scored in a 4-0 win over Shepley. Kyle Hawley hit a brace as Diggle drew 2-2 away at Scholes.
In division 2 on Saturday, Britannia Sports moved up to second with goals from Will Winnard (two), Ryan Lach (three), Alex Pearson and Jonathan Bottomley in a 7-1 win at Cumberworth. Mark Greenwood scoring for Cumberworth. Joe Muxworthy (two), James Knowles (two) and Daniel Lorryman scored as Huddersfield Laund Hill beat Kirkburton 5-2 with Henry Bilton and Mikey Vickerman scoring for the Burton. AFC Lindley regained second place on Tuesday with a narrow 1-0 win away at Holme Valley Academicals. As it stands AFC Lindley are in the promotion place on goal difference having completed their fixtures. Britannia Sports now in third place have a game to play when they need at least a point for promotion.
In the reserve section division 1 Newsome are still top after goals from Nathan Spencer, Kyle Walton (two), Adam Hill, Lee Bradshaw, Deon Simmonds (two) and Drey Marren saw off Dalton Dynamos in a 9-1 win. Linthwaite Athletic stay close in second after a 9-0 demolition of Heywood Irish Centre.
AFC Lindley and Kirkburton are playing for the remaining promotion place in division 2. Both teams are level on points with AFC Lindley having a superior goal difference and a game to play.
Fothergill and Whittles A took the second promotion place in division 4 just pipping Shepley on goal difference.
In the Gee Cup semi-final at Lepton Highlanders Berry Brow A beat Dalton Dynamos A 2-0 with goals from Raymond Chingombe and Keegan Morgan.

In the second Gee Cup semi-final at Paddock, Netherton A narrowly lost to Slaithwaite United 4-2. James North had a fine game for Slowit hitting three with John Davies scoring the other. Jacob Mortimor and Matthew Harmer scored for Netherton.
On Saturday in the Huddersfield FA Trophy semi-final Levi Maturine (two), Daniel Ryan (two), Drey Marren and Thomas Stockdale scored as Newsome Reserves moved through to the final beating a tired Dalton Dynamos A 6-1.
Max Leonard scored twice as Linthwaite Athletic moved through to the Huddersfield FA Challenge Cup final beating Deighton 2-1. Johnathan Reilly scoring for Deighton.

On Wednesday night Newsome Reserves captured their third Huddersfield FA Trophy with an entertaining victory over Deighton Reserves at Shelley.
Both sides gave their all in an intriguing battle and Deighton were left to rue missed chances in a 2-1 defeat.
Newsome, who have their sights set on the Reserve Division 1 title, had to come from behind. Deighton had the better of the opening exchanges and went ahead after 15 minutes with a delightful 20-yard free kick from Kyle Matthews which ripped into the corner of the net.
But the lead lasted only one minute as Newsome swept forward down the left where the ball was played into the box and after two attempts to clear were foiled, Adam Hill swept home the equaliser.
In the second half it was Deighton who were on top, but they lacked a cutting edge. One effort went inches past the post, and another was cleared by a scrambling Newsome defence. It was to prove costly as Newsome grew in confidence and in the 80th minute went ahead. A free kick from the right fell to George Somerville and he swept home the winner.
The game was well controlled by referee Ian Daffern and his assistants Paul Vasilenko and Gareth Crossley.
Man of the match was Newsome defender Josh Higgins. Trophies were presented by long-serving Huddersfield FA and District League official Tommy Mowat, assisted by Frank Beverley.

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