HUDDERSFIELD Irish Centre progressed to the second round of the FA Carlsberg Sunday Cup after beating Leeds-based Chapeltown Brazil 4-1 at Emley.
The result somewhat flattered Irish, who found themselves 1-0 down at half-time after being thoroughly outplayed.
Chapeltown, who enjoyed the majority of possession throughout the game, were made to rue their missed chances as Irish produced a stunning second-half comeback.
A long-range strike by full-back Tom Brown, only Irish’s second serious attempt at goal, provided the equaliser early in the second half.
On 59 minutes Keiran Ryan put the Huddersfield side ahead after good work on the right hand side by Matt Tattersley.
Ryan added his second and Irish’s third eight minutes later before a spectacular Tattersley strike put the result beyond doubt.
Lindley WMC’s first venture into the national competition ended at the first hurdle with a 3-0 defeat to a well-organised Job FC side from Liverpool.
In the first round of the Huddersfield District FA Cup, Marsh Lib were too strong for newcomers The Lockwood as they romped to a 9-1 win.
Richard Dyson and George Kenny both scored hat tricks for Marsh, with Inderjeet Chamal, Garry Robinson and Luke Stratford also on the scoresheet.
Joint league leaders Rose and Crown again hit the goal trail with an 8-3 defeat of Kirkheaton.
Ramon Clayton netted a hat trick, with Lee Madigan, Roy Gilpin, Shaun Barrow and Jonny Beverley (2) completing the rout.
Liam Oldroyd, Graham Dunne and Daniel Bradley replied for Kirkheaton.
A Liam Reilly hat trick gave Lepton Lib a well earned 3-1 win over Kirklees Sunday League side Foresters.
In Division I, Golcar Con got their first win of the season with a 7-2 victory over Leeds Road Wanderers. Pierce Walker (2), Tom McCreadie, Anthony Beever, Chris Cornelly, James Dickinson and an own goal sealed it. Adrian Baker-Gay and Dave Allen replied for Wanderers.
Wellington Westgate edged a 2-1 victory over Thornhill Arms.
So far this season the league have had only one game without an official referee, and this was due to an injury.
John Ennis (pictured), who is responsible for appointing officials, is unfortunately having to look for somebody to take over this task due to his heavy work load.
Anyone interested should initially contact league secretary Alan Carter.