Oakwell’s cup reign ended as Woodman reach semis

Overthorpe Sports' Tom Abbott clears under pressure from the Battyeford defence in the Heavy Woollen Sunday League Premier Division. Picture: Dave Jewitt
Overthorpe Sports' Tom Abbott clears under pressure from the Battyeford defence in the Heavy Woollen Sunday League Premier Division. Picture: Dave Jewitt

Oakwell Motel’s defence of the Heavy Woollen Challenge Cup ended at the quarter-final stage as they were beaten 2-1 at Woodman Batley Carr.

Danny Peace and Neil Pickles scored for Woodman and although Jonny Beverley replied, it wasn’t enough to prevent Oakwell bowing out.

Birkenshaw were made to work hard but the Premier Division champions are safely through after a 4-3 win over AFC Chickenley.

A Michael Smith brace, plus goals from Tom Ordmondroyd and Stuart McCallum saw Birkenshaw progress but Chickenley made a real game of it, with Shaun McDaid (two) and Sean Housecroft on target.

The ties between St John Fisher OB v Millbridge WMC and Heckmondwike Sports v Woodkirk Valley were postponed.

Navigation are through to the Heavy Woollen Challenge Trophy semi-finals after Dave Blakeley (two) and Bobby Campbell were on target as they won 3-1 at home to Town Rangers.

Also through to the last four are Scholes Athletic, who won 5-2 at Bay Horse East Ardsley.

Kieran Armitage and James Crines both struck twice for Scholes, who also had Jonny Irving on the scoresheet.

Marc Gunjal hit a double for Bay Horse.

Richard Naylor and Mark Wigley scored for FC Liversedge, but they lost 3-2 to Clifton Rangers.

The only Premier Division game played last Sunday saw Overthorpe Sports Club climb to fifth place after beating bottom side Battyeford 4-1.

Jamie Beever led the way with a brace while Liam Bradford and Lewis Ward also found the net. Tom Frizzel hit Battyeford’s consolation.

Battyeford Reserves v St Ignatius was postponed.