LEPTON Highlanders Under 11s enjoyed a good start to the RCD League Cup when both their sides progressed to the second round in high-scoring games.

Third in the league, Lepton’s first team took on fellow First Division title chasers Westend and came out on top.

Westend matched Lepton in the first half but strikes from Harry Martin and Harry Scott were not enough as replies from Smalley (2), Marriott, Tankard and an own goal gave the Highlanders a comfortable victory in the end.

Meanwhile, Lepton’s B team had to score six times to overcome Kirkburton, who are just one place below them in Division III.

Five goals from the home side set the target for Lepton, who progressed to round two of the Cup thanks to replies from Mansell (2), Bedford, Mullarkey, Robinson and Wilson.

It was also a good day for Lepton’s Under 12s and Under 16s in the County Cup.

The younger side proved too strong for Shadwell United in the second round of the County Shield.

The North East Leeds side were unable to find a reply as goals from Binns, Ford, Davies-Mosely, Marriott and an own goal gave the Highlanders a 5-0 victory to set up a third round meeting with Ossett Town on December 2.

In the Under 16 County Cup, Ilkley Town travelled to Lepton for a second-round meeting with the Highlanders, but the visitors were unable to find the net as goals from McNab and Ibbitson ensured a 2-0 home victory and a journey to Leeds for a third-round meeting with Beeston JFC.

Netherton’s Second Division strugglers put up a brave show in their first-round League cup game at Warley Rangers.

A goal each for Ryan Denton and Sheffield were not enough for a Netherton victory as a double from Dominic North and one from Thomas Jewson secured a 3-2 win.

In the league, Skelmanthorpe’s victory over Ossett Albion keeps them firmly in the chase for the Under 14 Division I title.

Despite scoring three times, Albion were unable to match the firepower of the home side as replies from Ingham (2), Joshua England, Max Mallinson and a Bradley Geldart hat trick gave Skelmanthorpe a comfortable 7-3 victory.