JAMIL SAIR netted the winner as Dewsbury Rangers fought from behind to win the RCD Under 12 Cup.
They trailed to an Adam Lockwood strike early in the game, but goals from Aaron Wroe and Sair eventually gave Dewsbury a 2-1 win over Hepworth United.
Following last season’s semi-final defeat, Hepworth were delighted to be in the final this time and especially so when they took the lead.
But Dewsbury struck back 10 minutes later through Wroe to the leave the game on a knife edge.
Sair netted the second for Rangers soon after the re-start and, although Harrison Penny-Larter, Josh Nichols, Ben Clark and Callum Bower worked hard, Hepworth were never able to recover and, with no further score, Dewsbury were able to celebrate.
HAFC took the Under 14 Cup, beating Linthwaite 4-1.
Linthwaite have enjoyed a terrific season, finishing joint top of the Third Division alongside a final appearance but, for all their efforts, they could still end the season empty handed.
Following their defeat at the hands of HAFC in the final, they now need victory over Mount Pleasant in a play-off for the league title if they are to lift any silverware this season.
HAFC were unrelenting in the final as Lewis Brierley, Joe Pinder and James Sharp fed Isaac Baldwin who struck twice in the first half, leaving Linthwaite with an uphill task.
Baldwin increased Linthwaite’s problems when he completed his hat trick soon after the re-start, but the Colne Valley side were handed a lifeline when referee Andy Noble pointed to the penalty spot, from where Jack Cooper successfully converted to keep Linthwaite in the game at 3-1 down.
Jack Hampshire, John Keeling, Benn Thornton and Zach Nash worked tirelessly to get something for Linthwaite, but their push for goals left them seriously exposed and when Calum O’Toole took advantage of the extra space to net a fourth for HAFC, there was no way back.
In the Under 9 final, Penistone scored a 1-0 win over Meltham.
With the two sides having finished joint third in Division A, a close encounter was expected.
Despite the efforts of Bradley Garlick, James North, Matthew Foster and Liam Farrell, Metham were unable to find the net while, at the other end, a single Ryan Taylor strike proved to be the only difference.
Dewsbury Rangers took the Under 10 Cup 4-2 against Ossett Town.
Christian O’Brien put in a captain’s display to seal victory for Dewsbury.
Joe McDaid, Max Wilson, Matty Rogers and Marshall Boden worked hard as Ossett notched up two goals from Oliver Spencer and Oliver Dickinson-Brown, but Dewsbury’s Marley Gooch, Sam Hanson and Connor Appleyard were equally industrious in setting up chances for O’Brien, who struck four times to secure the cup for Dewsbury.
With only a handful of games left to play, the RCD League programme has virtually come to a close with numerous league titles being decided.
The Under 15s has been one of the most exciting divisions in the League and remains so as Deighton, with the league cup already on the sideboard, continued to press their claim for the league when goals from Tegene Campbell, Clive Stewart and Dylan Smyth gave them a 3-0 win over Hepworth.
But, Brighouse Town’s win over Honley shows they have no intention of handing the title to Deighton.
Joe Farnsworth, Jordan Byrnes and an own goal provided Brighouse with a 3-1 win to leave Deighton needing three points from their remaining two games to secure the crown.
And, in addition to their busy end of season, Deighton will be hoping to take home a third piece of silverware when they face Honley in the Huddersfield FA Minor Cup final replay on Sunday at Barr Street (10.30).