BERRY Brow’s young players lost out in the Hoyle Cup but took the credits.
The teenagers packed into the Division II side gave as good as they got in a thrilling game with league leaders Moldgreen.
After 75 minutes, the score was locked at 1-1, but a deflected goal gave Moldgreen the lead and they went on to score three more in the closing minutes, going through with a flattering 5-1 scoreline.
It was tough on players like Jordan Hall, Lee McDermott, Mark McSherry, Danny Hanna, Ryan Walsh, Thomas Oakes and Will Steemson, who battled over every inch of the field.
Some of their football was delightful and Moldgreen admitted they had been in a very hard game.
Dale Joy hit three for Moldgreen, with the other goals coming from Derrick and an own goal by Brow’s John Walsh. Damon Hever had given Brow parity with a 20th minute strike after Moldgreen’s early goal.
Syngenta Sports wheeled out the big guns for their Hoyle Cup tie at Moldgreen Con and won 3-0 thanks to goals from Ryan (2) and Bradshaw.
But Sovereign Sports and Bay Athletic will have to try again to decide who gets a semi-final slot.
They were tied at 2-2 after extra time, with Fox and Wharam on the scoresheet for Sovereign and Jones and Swallow replying for Bay.
In the league, Uppermill Reserves climbed off the bottom with a 2-0 win over Kirkheaton Rovers.