There has been action on and off the field in the Huddersfield District League.

On the field, in the quarter-finals of the Huddersfield FA Challenge Cup, District League side Heyside beat County Amateur League team Golcar 2-1.

There were no goals in the first 45 minutes but in the second half, goals from Jordan Hindley and Mark Hopwood for Heyside seemed to be enough to beat Golcar, for whom Mike Kitson was on target.

But Heyside brought on substitute Scott Rowbottom.

To qualify, a player has to have played one game for the club.

An administration entry earlier in the season appeared to indicate that Rowbottom had that one game in, but on research that entry was an error and he had not played in that game.

Heyside accepted the error and Golcar are reinstated.

In another District League v County Amateur clash, Huddersfield YMCA beat Division Three leaders Colne Valley 3-1, which followed on from their 3-2 win over Scholes.

Meanwhile in the third-quarter final played, the West Yorkshire League outfit Shelley had a 4-1 victory over Holmbridge.

John Conheeney was the man on the scoresheet for Colne Valley while Shelley’s scorers were Liam Berry (2), Bjorn Taylor and Curtis Roberts.

The semi-finals are Hepworth v YMCA and Shelley v Golcar. The latter will take place at Shelley as Golcar have accepted the Shelley ground rather than finding a neutral field.

This will take place on Friday April 15, with a 7pm kick off.

There were two semi-finals of the Richardson Cup and both had winners who came from behind.

At Bradley Mills, Heywood Irish Reserves faced Hepworth Reserves. Controlling the ball was never easy with a gusty wind and a bobbling ball on a firmish surface.

Playing with the wind, Heywood Irish had the better of the first half but only had one goal to show for their pressure, from Adam Bell.

It was a typical “game of two halves” as Hepworth had the bulk of the ball in the second period.

Sam Thompson brought them level direct from a free kick, bending the ball around the wall and into the top corner.

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The winner had a touch of luck about it. A Hepworth cross hit the thigh of a Heywood’s defender and wrong-footed his own keeper, and that settled the tie in Hepworth’s favour.

There were more goals in the other semi-final as Shepley Reserves defeated Shelley Reserves 5-3.

The score tells only part of the tale as at one stage Shepley Reserves were “dead and buried”.

Shelley Reserves went one up very early on courtesy of an own goal but Shepley were back on level terms after 26 minutes as Ryan Laffey equalised.

The game then went in favour of Shelley as they showed 2-1 in front at the break and soon in the second period, they went further in front at 3-1.

That was still the score with 20 minutes to play, but in a remarkable turnaround, Shepley scored four times.

Laffey scored his second to narrow the difference to just one in the 69th minute and, seven minutes later, the teams were level.

Some unselfish work by Scott Sykes laid the ball “on a plate” for substitute John Medley to tap in. Sykes then scored himself to put Shepley in front for the first time in the 79th minute, as he turned and shot home from six yards.

And finally, the match was sealed in the 87th minutes as Sykes scored another.

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The semi-final matches to be played in the coming week are as follows:

The Gee Cup semi-finals take place on Tuesday (April 12) and are Uppermill Res v Moorside Res and the neutral ground for these two teams has been chosen as Springhead.

The other takes place at Barr Street between Linthwaite Res and Cumberworth B (both 5.45pm).

On Thursday, April 14, the League stages the semi-finals of the Groom Cup.

One of the ties features Storthes Hall, who take on Colne Valley at Paddock. These two met in The FA Challenge Cup with Colne Valley hanging on for a 3-2 win.

The other involves Almondbury Woolpack and Slaithwaite Utd, which is due to take place at Lepton Highlanders ground.

At this time of the year, the League have made at least one presentation to a divisional winner but with the weather being so wet during the winter months, there has been no winners as yet.

Two teams that will be winning their division probably sooner rather than later are the Lancashire-based clubs of Moorside and Heyside.

Moorside Reserves in Reserve Division Three are still unbeaten after 18 matches. Mathematically they must achieve 14 points from their last eight games, and that is if Honley Reserves win all their last four.

In Reserve Division Four, it has been nine points for Heyside A in the space of eight days.

Two clubs failed to fulfil their fixtures against them and on Thursday they won 3-2 at 3D Dynamos Res.

Black Horse Reserves are the only danger but they are two points behind Heyside and have played a game more.

In the Reserve section, Reserve Division One is proving to be the closest.

Meltham are a point ahead of Shelley from the same number of games with Newsome, winners of this division for the last four seasons, trying to make it five in a row.

They are three points behind Meltham from a game fewer.