THERE will be a new name on the Huddersfield and District FA Sunday Challenge Cup.
That’s because Heavy Woolley side Towngate have gone through to meet Golcar Con in the final at Marsden on Sunday, May 2.
Towngate defeated Lindley WMC 1-0 in their semi-final clash at Woodfield Park.
Lindley WMC had an early escape when a one-on-one was cleared, but Towngate went ahead after 15 minutes when Leon Henry fired home.
Within the next five minutes, Towngate were twice just off target, first with a lob and then with a header.
It was on the half-hour before Lindley had their first shot from long range and forced their first corner.
Just before the break, Lindley’s keeper saved well and it was a surprise, considering their dominance, that Towngate weren’t further ahead.
The second half continued in the similar vein although Lindley did show a bit more effort, without causing too many problems.
On the hour, Towngate should have wrapped it up but they were guilty of a glaring miss.
For the last 20 minutes Towngate appeared to defend too deeply, but they continued to keep Lindley at bay.
In stoppage time Lindley’s keeper made an excellent save, but they also had a player sent off.
There was an upset for Golcar Con in the league as, having defeated Huddersfield Irish Centre in the Challenge Cup, they went down 2-1 to Wellington Westgate.
Marsh Lib’s long unbeaten run came to a sudden halt against leaders Rose & Crown, who beat them 4-1 thanks to a Darren Blower brace, Johnny Beverley and Lee Shaw. Rob Thompson was Libs’ only scorer.
Kirkheaton followed their recent scalp of Lindley WMC with yet another as they beat Golcar Con 3-2 with strikes from Richard Woodward, James Cook and Daniel Cooke.
Andrew Allison netted both Con’s goals, one from the penalty spot.
Kirkheaton’s bubble burst this midweek, however.
After completing the two fine wins against Lindley WMC and Golcar Con, they hit the backlash of Huddersfield IC’s semi-final defeat. Irish certainly achieved their aim as they ran out 8-1 winners with Kieran Ryan on target four times.