FORM came to the fore in the Works League’s Hoyle Cup.
Two ties which had previously ended in draws went the way of the favourites in the replays.
Division I side Bay Athletic, who had been held by Second Division leaders Aimbry a week earlier, went through courtesy of a 3-1 scoreline.
But even then they required extra time to move into the next round and are bidding for a rapid return to the Galpharm Stadium.
The other replayed tie was at Springhead, who had earned a deserved draw at Moldgreen Con seven days earlier.
The Division I side showed their mettle in the replayed game and went through with a 3-0 victory, thanks to goals from Waites, Forshaw and Aquah.
Moldgreen’s form has improved after a shaky start to the season and again they could be a good bet for honours in one of the two cup competitions.
There was also a convincing Hoyle Cup victory for Hepworth United, who were 7-2 winners at Uppermill Reserves.
And it was a personal triumph for striker Billy Bland, who scored six of the goals.
Bland carried out a goal-scoring blitz which began in the fourth minute and he notched at regular intervals throughout a very one-sided game.
The other Hepworth goal came from the experienced Phil Birkhead with a crisply-struck free kick from well outside the penalty area.
Uppermill scored a consolation goal in each half which was just reward for their efforts throughout the game.
In the league, there was a good win for Ireti Athletic in Division II. They won 5-3 at Kirkheaton Rovers to move up to fifth.
In the same section, Lepton picked up only their third league win of the season, 6-1 at Upperthong.