SPORTING Club Shepley will meet Pak Rangers in the final of the GET Smart Kirklees Sunday League Challenge Cup.
Shepley went through to their second successive final with a 2-1 victory against Britannia.
Shepley (then known as Black Bull) beat the same opponents by the same score at the same stage last season.
Shepley went 1-0 up in a even tussle through Lyam Gill when he hit the ball into the ground and over Britannia keeper Josh Redshaw.
Danny Ingham made it 2-0 for Shepley before Scott Sykes went close, while for Britannia, Doran Jordan hit a free-kick just over.
Shepley’s Jason Thorpe also missed a point blank header and, in the second half, Britannia stepped up their game and replied immediately through Jordan, taking the game to Shepley and creating more chances.
Britannia, with Kieran Lenihan and Jordan looking dangerous, had two goals chalked off for offside, but Shepley ran out the winners.
Pak Rangers scored a 4-1 win over Foresters in the other semi.
Lance Hanson was the hero with a hat trick for Rangers, although Dean Siddiq was on target for Foresters to take the game into extra-time at 1-1.
Rangers superior fitness told in the extra periods and their fourth goal was scored by Aamer Ghaffer.
In Division I, FC Varsity are the new leaders, two points ahead of Shepley who have three games in hand.
Woodfield Park have slipped to fourth while in-form Waterloo BC have risen to third after good wins against Foresters, Meltham and Woodfield Park.
Helion’s great run was ended by Shepley, who beat them 5-2.
In Division II, Barge Albion are now top after wins against Wellington, Walpole and Hudds IC, however Woolpack earned a creditable 3-3 draw against them last Sunday.
There was a great first win of the season for Wellington, who beat Field Head 2-1.
They initially went behind and then Richard Porritt grabbed two goals before half-time.
Manager Simon Burluraux was delighted and stated: “We played some awesome football.”
Meltham Victoria Park are up to third after wins against Woolpack and Field Head.
Woolpack and Barr Street drew 2-2.