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Barker plants ball in net as Cowling march into the semi-finals
Buy this photo » Grassington's Billy Elliott skips out of a tackle from Cowling’s match-winner Lee Barker
A solitary goal by Lee Barker was sufficient to earn Cowling a place in the semi-finals of the Northern Plant Hire Trophy.
Barker’s strike saw off the challenge of the Premier Division’s bottom team Grassington United.
There were three hat-tricks in the quarter-final tie at Chatburn.
Paul Kelly and Jake Butter- worth’s trebles helped Pendle to a 7-3 away win. Harry Proos netted all the Chatburn goals.
In the day’s only Premier Division game, third-placed Grindleton saw off the challenge of lowly Embsay 2-1. Marivsz Miotk was the Embsay scorer.
They won 8-2 with Matthew Simpson scoring four times and John Beckwith netting a hat-trick. Liam Jameson was Gargrave’s other scorer while James Whitehead and Dominic Creed replied for White Star.
Pendle moved into the second round after seeing off Rolls Reserves 4-2.
Chris Buchanan, Jordan Jackson, Andy Ledgar and Ashley South- worth were on target for Pendle with Carl Ashton and Sam Harrison replying for Rolls.
Skipton LMS Reserves edged out Embsay Reserves 3-2 in the first round of the Division Two League Cup.
Goals from John Burnett, Shaun West and Scott Wiggins sealed victory for LMS while Joshua Barwick and Ben Lowry replied for Embsay Reserves.
Extra time was needed before Ingrow & Worth Valley emerged as 6-3 winners against Bingley Town. Sean Kelly (2), Liam Fothergill, Mateka Kome, Graham Whitaker and Stuart McLennan were Ingrow’s marksmen.
Skipton Town hit Silsden White Star Reserves for six in Division Two’s one game. Jordan Slade (2), Antony Dean, Darren Hey, Sam Headey and Andrew Nicholson scored in Town’s 6-2 triumph. White Star’s scorers were David Cadwallader and Gavin Shearer.
Cross Hills Reserves progressed in the Division Three League Cup with a 4-1 extra-time victory over Grassington United Reserves.
Oliver Peacock, Scott Newton pen, James Anson and Rob Kaminski were their scorers after Grassington had gone ahead through Jonathan Brewin.
Goals by Phil Lyness and James Constantine edged a 2-1 win for Oakworth Reserves over Cononley Reserves, while two goals from Sam Coates helped Oxenhope Thirds to a 3-0 win at Cowling Reserves, Ingrow & Worth Valley Reserves saw off Grindleton Reserves 6-0 in Division Three thanks to goals by Leroy Hepworth (2), Stuart Hoyle, David Harman, Phillip Dodsworth and Christopher Cowling.
Sutton and Settle Reserves shared the spoils after a 2-2 draw. Michael Ruddock and Lukasz Sarosinski’s goals for Sutton were cancelled out by Daniel Lambert’s double.
Division Four leaders FC Sporting Keighley progressed in the League Cup with a 4-1 win over Horton. Top scorer Arran Abbas netted twice while Habib Aslam and Aatir Zuber Shezad added further goals. Frank Jackson netted Horton’s reply.
Lowly Sutton Reserves pulled off an upset when they defeated second-placed Padiham 4-2. Goals from Liam Daffern, Ishfiaq Hussain, Robert Matthews and Danny Waterfield sealed their win. Padiham’s goals were scored by Gareth Entwistle and Joseph Taylor.
Two goals from Sam Riley helped Manningham All Stars to edge out Skipton Town Reserves 3-2. Leon Ahmed added All Stars’ third goal while Jonathan Nash and Joe Smith were Town’s marksman.