FORESTERS turned the form book upside down to progress to the final of the Kirklees Sunday League’s Get Smart Insurance Challenge Cup.
The First Division basement side faced second-placed Woodfield Park – and beat them 4-2 to repay manager Graham Brennan’s faith.
After seeing his side beaten 7-1 by Woodfield in a league match the week before, he insisted: “It will be a different story when we play in the cup.”
Woodfield led after five minutes, but Dave Brennan levelled with a deflected shot.
Again the visitors went in front, only for Ryan Waterworth to equalise.
Foresters restored their advantage when Brennan converted a penalty after Andy Gant was felled, and Dean Siddiq sealed it.
There was another shock in the top-flight clash between Waterloo BC and leaders SC Shepley, who were beaten for only the second time.
Paul Pike notched a hat trick as Waterloo won 3-2, Shepley’s goals coming from Damien Sykes (penalty) and Liam Gill.
Unusually Shepley, who stay three points clear of Woodfield Park, their opponents tomorrow, had few telling shots, while their keeper had to make good saves from Matt Kilner and Michael Fil.
Third-placed FC Varsity lost 4-2 at home to Helion, who have won five on the trot.
Garside grabbed a hat trick and Hall got the other for Helion, whose hopes of honours were severely hampered by a poor start to the season.
Redmile and Haley responded for Varsity.
Britannia Sports and Pak Rangers drew 1-1 with Doran Jordan (Britannia) and Hardip Ghossal (Rangers) on target.
Rangers, who take on Varsity tomorrow, had the bulk of the chances, with Waqas Raza influential after coming off the bench.
Tomorrow’s other top-flight game is between Waterloo and Helion.