WITH places in the semi-finals at stake, the cup continues to attract attention.

In the Under 13’s, favourites Britannia cruised into the last four of the competition with a comfortable victory over Brighouse.

Matthew Wensley enjoyed a personal four goal haul and Jake Hamilton and Thomas Short added one each as Britannia ran out 6-1 winners.

One of Britannia’s nearest challengers enjoyed the same scoreline on their visit to Meltham.

Toby Farrington grabbed one for the home side but it was not enough as a hat trick for Fisher and one each for Harrison, Joseph Barker and Daniel Ramsden sent Collegians into a semi-final meeting with second division Netherton whose last four place was secured thanks to a Suleman Rafiq hat trick in their 3-0 win at Howden Clough.

The semi-final draw for the Under 14 Cup gives second division promotion hopefuls, Barugh and Collegians a chance to test themselves against two division title chasing teams.

Goals from Conner Tuff (4), Nicolas Reaks (2), Jacob Finneran and Gareth Williams gave Collegians a surprisingly comfortable win over fellow second division Wyke Wanderers to set up a semi-final meeting with first division Howden Clough who made their way to the last four with a 4-0 win over Dewsbury Rangers.

Briggs (3) and Mitchell were the Clough scorers.

Meanwhile, struggling Elland-based HAFC were unable to field a team for their quarter-final game, giving Barugh a free ride into the semi-finals where they will face Dalton Dynamos.

The Dynamos booked their place in the Under 14 cup semi-final with victory over title rivals Honley.

Ellis-Craven scored for Honley but it wasn’t enough as Joseph McKevitt, Luke Jackson and Carl David goals gave Dalton a 3-1 win.

Westend’s Under 15’s have enjoyed many trophies in the past but their current mid-table position sees them well off the league title race and the cup may be their only chance of silverware this season.

Second division leaders Dewsbury Rangers provided the potential banana skin in their much delayed third round game and goals from Matthew Collins and Alex Peace meant that Westend needed three to progress.

Adam Sharif (2) and Yasir Akram obliged and the 3-2 win sends Westend into a quarter-final meeting with Pudsey.

The upset of the day had to be in the Under 15 cup where goals from Israel Johnson (2), Tom Brennan, Ryan Hall and Elliot Burgin gave second division Dalton Dynamos a 5-3 win over first division title chasing Upperthong.

Dalton now face a tough semi-final meeting with first division leaders Batley.

Kirkheaton Under 17’s romped into a semi-final meeting with either Bradford United or Clifton Rangers following their 5-0 victory over Ossett Albion.

Ryan O’Hara (2), Niall Simpson, Craig Smith and Zishaan Faridi scored for Kirkheaton.


UNDER 11: North Gawber v Longcroft Lions, Vision v Hepworth Utd or Battyeford.

UNDER 12: Wyke Wanderers v Penistone, Clifton Rangers or Westend v YMCA or HAFC.

UNDER 13: Collegians v Netherton, Britannia v Ossett Town or Dodworth.

UNDER 14: Dalton Dynamos v Barugh, Howden Clough v Collegians.

UNDER 15: Howden Clough v Pudsey or Westend, Dalton Dynamos v Batley.

UNDER 16: Warley Rangers v Rothwell or Kirkburton, Barugh or Thornhill v Lepton Highlanders or Prospect.

UNDER 17: Liversedge v Linthwaite, Kirkheaton v Bradford Utd or Clifton Rangers.

UNDER 18: Ryburn Valley v Uppermill or Kingstone, Howden Clough v Uppermill or Kingstone.

There was a big shock in the Under 15 Division III when lowly AFC Emley beat leaders Drighlington 3-0.

A strong wind blew down the pitch and Emley had it in their faces first half as wave after wave of Drighlington attacks broke around their goal.

Adam Palk and Johnny Parkin stayed firm in the middle of defence with Sean Watson and Sam Stead forming a defensive midfield cover.

On 30 minutes Sam Stead went on a run only to be brought down and from Rob Whethams free-kick, Joe Gomes-Sequira rose to head past the goalkeeper.

With the wind behind them after the break Emley went 2-0 up on 50 minutes Rob Elms sent a ball forward to Gomes–Sequira but the keeper beat him to the ball just outside the box and his crashed down clearance went out to Tom Maudsley who from 35-yards threaded the ball back into the empty net.

Then with 10 minutes remaining Emley went 3-0 up when Whetham found Maudsley on the right side of the box and he crashed the ball home.