THE Groom Cup provided a minor shock.
Two Division IV sides clashed at Hade Edge where the home side, leaders of the division, faced fifth-placed Thornhill United.
In the League fixture, the home side had won 2-1 but in last week’s cup action, Thornhill United gained revenge with a 2-0 victory.
There was not much between the teams on the day but Thornhill edged it with a goal in each half.
For the first Kyle Lindley beat his marker and side-stepped the keeper before slotting home. The second was an own goal.
A Hade Edge defender, in attempting to play the ball for a corner, instead found the roof of his own net. They now play either Brighouse OB or Linthwaite in the quarter-finals.
The biggest shock of the day was in the Gee Cup (for clubs in Reserve Division III and IV).
Berry Brow A, currently fourth in Reserve Division III, entertained Cumberworth B, second bottom of Reserve Division IV.
By half time, the match appeared to be going according to form as the Brow led by two goals from Pickard and Rowlands.
But Cumberworth B are playing better of late and steadily improving. They lost their first eight matches but this has been followed by their first point and then their first win – and they showed this improvement in the second half.
They pulled one back when Phil Eastwood dispossessed a Brow player. He then fed midfielder Rob Flockton who crossed for Josh Ardron to head home.
Cumberworth were now on top and when the equaliser came it was no surprise. Michael Barratt, playing down the left, cut inside and placed the ball into the bottom corner.
Extra time came and it was the Reserve Division IV side who scored the winner with a goal from Lucas Berry.
The luck could well be with Cumberworth B as the draw paired them in the quarter-finals with either Britannia Sports A or Mount Reserves.
The League’s Management Committee are currently looking into this game and there is a strong possibility that Cumberworth B may have a bye into the semi-finals.