Littletown secure emphatic County Challenge Cup win

Jim Callaghan Cup action between Crown Gawthorpe and Wakefield City.
Jim Callaghan Cup action between Crown Gawthorpe and Wakefield City.

Littletown eased into the West Riding County Challenge Cup third round with an emphatic 10-2 victory over Goole Academy last Saturday.

Littletown led 4-1 at half-time but turned on the style after the break to add a further six goals.

Joe Jagger continued his impressive form this season, bagging another four goals to add to his growing tally.

George White hit a brace, while Adam Jordan, Capi Khan, Callum Whiteley and Adam Forbes also netted and they entertain Drighlington in the third round on December 3.

Howden Clough join Littletown in the third round following a 2-1 win away to Heywood Irish Centre and they have been drawn at home to Alwoodley.

Lower Hopton’s second round tie away to Brighouse Town Development takes place this Saturday with the winners at home to St Nicholas.

Wyke Wanderers are the only local representatives remaining in the West Riding County Challenge Trophy but they needed penalties to overcome St Bedes.

Wyke fought back from 3-1 down and equalised late in the game as the tie ended 3-3 after 90 minutes.

With no further goals in extra time, the tie was decided on spot kicks and it was Wyke who managed to hold their nerve and secure a 4-2 win, which sets up a third round trip to Carlton Athletic Reserves on December 3.

Robert Catherall’s first half goal helped Hundworth lead Kirkby Malzeard Reserves 2-1 at the break only for the home side to hit five without reply in the second half to seal a 6-2 victory.

Lower Hopton Reserves bowed out, losing 3-0 at Hunslet Club Reserves, with all the goals coming in the first half.

Dewsbury Rangers Old Boys suffered a 3-2 defeat at home to Mount St Mary’s.

Hartshead moved up to second place in West Yorkshire League Division One with a 4-2 win at East End Park thanks to a brace from Andrew Wood and further goals by Liam Fox and Christopher Jackson.

Jordan Fox was on target for Hartshead Reserves as they lost 5-1 at Shelley Reserves in Alliance Division One, while Raja Bilaal Khan struck for Howden Clough Reserves, who went down 2-1 at home to Aberford Albion.