LINDLEY WMC are through to the final of the Rollinson Cup.
They beat Honley Socialist 2-1 in a hard-fought semi-final.
Honley had the better of the early exchanges and were unlucky not to take the lead with a one-on-one chance.
However, on 25 minutes, they did just that as Anthony Haigh’s 25-yard shoot looped over the keeper.
Two minutes later Lindley struck back in their first real attack and Freddie McGillvary went round the keeper to put the ball into the unguarded net.
Minutes later Lindley hit the bar and, just before half-time, Honley had a very strong penalty appeal turned down.
Once again in the second half Honley had the better of the early exchanges but, on 53 minutes, McGillvary again found the net to give Lindley a 2-1 lead.
Honley tried hard to level again, but they finished disappointed to go out.
Lindley now face the winners of the Heywood IC and Cricketers semi, which is tomorrow – Heywoods going through their last-eight tie against Team Forward only on a penalty shoot-out.
Forward gave Heywoods plenty to think about in the second round tie and, due to two defensive errors, they went ahead through Kieran Ryan and Neil Robshaw.
However, in the second half within a 10-minute spell, Forward’s defence reciprocated with two errors and Nick Jaggar and Adam Bell brought the scores level.
There was no more scoring in the match or extra-time, so the teams went into a shoot-out.
Heywoods’ keeper Kevin Ashe saved two of Forward’s attempts and Heywoods won 4-2.
The final is on April 19.
In Division II, Golcar Con continued their surge for promotion as they saw off the challenge of third-placed Rose and Crown 5-1.
Tom McCreadie got a brace, Andrew Allison, Paul Swallow and Gary Hirst were the other Con scorers, with a lone reply from Liam Madigan.
This result puts Con level on points with Lindley WMC with a game in hand and more or less puts Rose and Crown out of a top-two finish.
A double strike by Ross Hawkyard gave Rope Walk a 2-0 win over Heywoods’ second string.
Kirkheaton Lib were once again unable to add to their three points tally at the foot of Division II with Thornhill Arms beating them 3-0, courtesy of Kunle Odutola (2) and Taljit Singh.