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Cross Hills' cup run Rolls on
Updated 8:18am Thursday 3rd April 2014 in Sport
Buy this photo Cowling’s Ben Brown and Embsay’s Stephen Speak compete for a high ball d
Cross Hills have set up a South Craven derby in the semi-finals of the Premier Division Cup.
They won 3-2 at Rolls and will next have a trip to Cowling.
It was a tight contest, however, with Cross Hills only 2-1 ahead at the interval.
Ben Dewhirst, Andrew North and Scott Newton were on target for the winners with Liam Garbutt replying with a brace for Rolls.
The Northern Plant Hire Trophy, which is a bigger event numerically, is not as far on as some of the divisional cups, but Cononley Sports booked a berth in the last eight after a 3-2 win at Grindleton.
The hosts held a 1-0 half-time lead but Cononley came roaring back in the second half with goals by Joel Birks, Mark Bradley and Lee Thomp-son Scott Bunker and Anton Gawthorpe were Grindleton’s scorers.
Bradley, inspired by Martin Brown, defeated Colne on penalties in their Division Two League Cup semi-final.
The score was 2-2 at full-time, with Bradley winning the shoot-out 3-1.
There was no joy, however, for third-placed Bradley Reserves in their Division Four League Cup semi-final as they went down 3-1 at Pendle Renegades Reserves, for whom Matt-hew Bowker (2) and George Blac-kburn netted. Vincent Grant was man of the match for the losers. Ingrow & Worth Valley Reserves ensured that sectional front-runners Manningham All Stars did not have everything their own way in a quarter-final of the Division Four League Cup, All Stars only triumphing 5-3 against the seventh-placed club.
Liam Barker, their man of the match Liam Coleman and Chris Wheater were on target for the reserves, Abdur Rahim being the best for All Stars, who next face Skipton Town Reserves.
Broomhill, in their first season in the league, have made it into a cup final.
The Keighley side had to come from behind, however, to beat Oxenhope Recreation 2-1 in a Division Three League Cup semi-final.
Anthony Cooper put Rec ahead in the first half, only for Joseph Park and Aaron Whitaker to reply for Broomhill in the second half.
Patrick King was best for Broomhill, who meet Grindleton Reserves in the final. Graham Robinson won the award for Oxen-hope.
There were also some league matches played, and Cowling hauled themselves out of a relegation place in the Premier Division after a 3-1 win at home to basement boys Embsay. Ryan Buckley was best for Cowling.
Settle United are set to replace Embsay as the Division One champions beat third-placed Grassington United 4-1, man of the match Matthew Cardus (2), Daniel Bathers and John Beckwith being Settle’s marksmen, with Robert Elliott replying. Lee Guilfoyle was United’s top man.
In Division Two, Skipton Town have climbed from third to second on the back of a 5-0 win over Skipton LMS Reserves.
Jordan Slade (2), Liam Cartman, Sam Kimberley and Luke Lockwood were on target for Town, whose men of the match were Cartman and Jason Titorenko, Michael Conroy picking up the award for LMS.
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