Wellington A face Dalton in the Kirklees Sunday League Get Smart Group Challenge Cup final

Each score four goals in their semi-final victories

Queen in blue v Helion Albion in yellow
Queen in blue v Helion Albion in yellow

Wellington A – who are chasing three trophies – will meet Dalton in the final of the Kirklees Sunday League’s Get Smart Group Challenge Cup.

They will clash at Emley’s Welfare Ground on Sunday, April 20 (10.30am), after both hitting four goals in their semi-final victories.

Wellington defeated league leaders and Cup holders Black Bull 4-2 to progress, while Dalton beat Field Head 4-3 after extra-time.

Against Black Bull, Wellington showed their early intent when Anthony Haigh headed against the bar in the first five minutes and they took the lead 10 minutes later from a through ball to Mark McSherry, who raced through and slotted home.

Paul Pyke made it 2-0 after 30 minutes, but Bull then got on top in the early part of the second half.

Wellington scored again, however, from a neat move between McSherry and Lee Bradshaw, who finished superbly.

Bull pulled one back through Dan Morgan, when Wellington failed to clear the ball from a long throw, then Wellington restored their three-goal lead with a super strike from Graham McLachlan from the edge of the box.

Bull pulled another one back through Scott Sykes near the end, with a header from a corner.

A below-par Bull had less possession than Wellington, but had opportunities – two of the best falling to Sykes and John Lockwood, who skied their efforts when well placed close in.

Wellington are in the hunt for the the Get Smart Challenge Cup, the Huddersfield and District FA Sunday Cup (they play Field Head in a semi-final tomorrow at Barr Street, 11am, with Dalton playing Heavy Woollen side Towngate at Grange Moor at 2.30pm) and the West Riding Sunday trophy, in which they play the final against Northorpe at Woodlesford next Thursday (7.30pm).

Dalton’s exciting semi-final against Field Head swung back and forth throughout the 120 minutes.

Field Head took an early lead with a cool finish, before an own goal got Dalton level six minutes later.

Dalton, playing downhill, had the better of the rest of the half, but it wasn’t until the 40th minute that their pressure told, with a goal direct from a corner courtesy of leading scorer Andy Anderson.

In the second half, Head piled on the pressure and they levelled after 58 minutes, and eventually found themselves 3-2 up, before Dalton were awarded a penalty in the 80th minute, converted sweetly by Jamie Hartley.

In first half of extra-time Dalton scored their fourth and decisive goal, a second for Anderson.

Head piled on the pressure for the final moments but couldn’t find a way past Dalton keeper Nat Kelly.

In Division I, Queen’s success continued – this time with a 5-0 defeat of Helion Albion at Almondbury Rec which enabled them to make second spot their own in the table.

Danny Naidole, Kiero Lawrence, Dave Brennan, Dean Wharam and Tom Hampshire all contributed to the tally.

Walkers Hounds had a 5-1 victory over basement side Wellington B.

Curtis Israel, Stuart Andrews, James Hurtley, Jack Smith and Lee Davies were on target for Walkers, with Bradley replying for Welly B.

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