DIVISION II sides Berry Brow and Kirkheaton served up a ding-dong battle in the snow.
Both sides gave their all in one of the few games to beat Saturday’s whiteout.
And both ended up with a point after the match finished 4-4.
Brow officials worked hard throughout Saturday morning to get the pitch ready for the match and it went ahead in good conditions.
They were rewarded after only eight minutes when a great passing move involving Adam Fell and Dean Siddiq set up Simon Davies to make it 1-0 to Brow.
Five minutes later Brow were 2-0 up when centre-back Richard Hanvey started and finished a move with a close-range tap in.
But Kirkheaton battled back into the game and Armitage took advantage of a poor pass to reduce the arrears.
Two minutes later, a Brow corner was cleared upfield and Armitage broke through only to be pulled down in the box. He scored from the spot to level the scores.
McClachlan then pounced on a loose ball in the box after a fine save by Brow keeper Scott Nolan to make it 3-2 to Kirkheaton before the break.
Brow dominated possession in the second half and drew level through Ben Dobson.
But again they made a defensive error and Armitage got his third to make it 3-4.
It looked as though the visitors would take home all three points but Brow levelled in the dying minutes, Dave Atkinson slotting home a ball from Siddiq.
After two weekends of clicking their heels, players enjoyed a full Sunday League programme.
In the all Division I Rollinson Cup quarter-final, Walkers Arms stormed into a 2-0 lead against Team Forward but the third-placed side hit back to take a 3-2 lead.
Then, with virtually the last kick of the 90 minutes, Walkers were awarded a penalty and Andrew Allison fired it home to take the tie into extra-time.
This was a reversal of a recent league match between the two teams where Forward snatched a late equaliser.
The teams continued to battle it out but with five minutes remaining Forward forced a winner.
On target for Forward were Paul Pyke (2), Leevan Brown and Michael Fill while Dave Orentas and Danny Senior were the Walkers’ other scorers.
In the other quarter-final, high-flying Division II outfit Cricketers Arms were in good form and beat struggling Division I basement club Walpole Community 6-0.
Cricketers were in complete control and safely sealed a semi-final place with Jackie Walker scoring a hat trick and other goals from Richard Hirst (2) and Aaron Kirk.
Semi-finals: Cricketers Arms v Wellington or Heywood Irish Centre, Team Forward v Gas Club or Marsh Lib.
In Division I, the top-of-the-table clash between GNG Sikh Temple and Heywood Irish Centre lived up to its billing with both teams giving their all.
Brighton Mugadza fired league leaders Temple ahead when his long range effort crept through ex-Sikh goalkeeper Graham McLachlan’s hands but Ashley Flynn hit back with an equaliser for Heywood.
Temple also missed a penalty before Jamie Jobarteh clinched a 2-1 win at Bradley Park and earned his side a six-point lead at the top, but the Irish have three games in hand.
Helion FC continued their winning run and extended their lead at the top to 12 points from Cricketers Arms, who have three games in hand.
They had a comfortable 4-1 victory against Heywood IC Reserves with goals from John Riley, Rob Kaye and Mick Hall (2), while Sam McDermott netted Heywood’s consolation.
Honley Socialist were disappointed to go down to the only goal of the game and were punished for their lack of finishing prowess by Wellington.
James Keen got the only goal of the game for Wellington who are fourth in the eight-team section.
White Horse still can not find a winning formula after a 6-3 defeat to Rose and Crown, of Golcar, despite Jamie Pearson, Michael Wilson and Dale Joy finding the back of the net.