ASHLEY FLYNN fired a brace as Kirkburton lifted the Sheffield Junior Cup with a superb 3-1 victory against Telecom Sports.
It was a fantastic result for Dean Calcutt’s side who are also pushing for promotion to the top tier of the West Riding County Amateur League and could make it a hat trick of awards if they win the league cup.
The final was eventually staged at Penistone Church’s ground after the Sheffield FA’s showpiece final, originally scheduled to take place at Worsborough Bridge, was called off because the pitch was deemed unsuitable and dangerous.
Burton were without both recognised goalkeepers so utility player Jordan Tindle had to play in goal – and did an a excellent job.
Ryan Jagger forced the Telecom defence into an early panic when they had to clear his attempt off the line from a corner.
But after half an hour Telecom, who are top of the Premiership in the Sheffield Wragg League, took the lead against the run of play when a midfielder caught Tindle off his line and scored with a lob.
But Burton hit back.
Flynn had a great chance to equalise on 37 minutes. Lee Bradley cut out a back-pass from a Telecom defender and laid the ball off for Flynn, but his shot was cleared off the line.
But Burton didn’t have long to wait as Ben Hughill rose head and shoulders above the defence to score his first goal of the season from an Adam Wilson corner.
And just before the break Burton took the lead when Flynn latched on to a defensive blunder to strike a great volley.
And on 61 minutes Flynn sealed the cup win when Steve Chandler picked up the ball in his own half and sent a superb ball down the left for Flynn who cut inside a defender and unleashed an unstoppable shot into the bottom corner.
Elsewhere, a second-half goal by Steve Smith earned Bay Athletic a 20th West Riding County Amateur League Premier Division win of the season.
Richard Spychalski’s side have a six-point lead from second-placed Storthes Hall, who have played a game fewer, while Meltham Athletic make it an all-Huddersfield leading trio in third after trouncing Lower Hopton 5-0 with goals from Tom Mathews (3), Adam Mathews and John Newiss.
Golcar United have slipped down to sixth after a 2-0 defeat by Wibsey.
AFC Emley completed a disappointing Northern Counties East League campaign when a penalty by Allan Laud gave them a 1-1 draw at Gedling Town to finish 11th in the 17-team First Division.