TWO surprise results marked the return of Works League football after the weather-enforced layoff.
Runaway league leaders Moldgreen Con are out of the Hoyle Cup.
They went down to a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Moldgreen, who are going well in their debut season.
And Syngenta Sports, who have dominated the Hoyle Cup in the past decade, are also out of this year’s knockout tournament.
They entertained FC Railway at home but lost 6-4 in a high-scoring game.
Moldgreen’s victory over their near neighbours came courtesy of goals from Smith (2) and Hall.
The Con club’s goals came from Tony Morgan and James Acquah, but the side still went down to only their third defeat of the season so far.
Another team to make progress in the Cup were Uppermill Reserves, who travelled to Holmfirth to meet Upperthong and won 4-1 thanks to strikes from Thorpe, Poulter, Skinner and Lawton.
In the league, Uppermill’s first team dominated their game against lowly Stag but were unable to convert their supremacy into goals.
It meant goals from Morrow (2) and Mead were enough to give Stag only their fourth win in 17 games and lift them to a position of mid-table respectability in Division II.
Hepworth United also took advantage of the cup games to close in on the league leaders.
They did so with a comfortable 4-0 home win over Grange Moor, with goals from Billy Bland (2), Greg Aizelwood and Butler.
But the day’s biggest winners were Bay Athletic.
The entertaining side have leaped to the top of Division II with some excellent football in the past three months and on Saturday they showed no mercy to Ireti Athletic.
Bay won 11-0 to move three points clear of Moldgreen, who do have two games in hand.
Heywoods Irish Centre picked up their fifth win of the season with a 3-2 triumph at Netherton, thanks to goals from Roberts (2) and Doherty.