Mirfield Town suffer penalty shoot out defeat in cup semi

Mirfield Town pictured before their Brook Butler Cup semi-final.
Mirfield Town pictured before their Brook Butler Cup semi-final.

Mirfield Town’s hopes of Heavy Woollen District FA Brook Butler Cup glory were ended by a penalty shoot out defeat at the hands of Clifton Rangers last Sunday.

The Heavy Woollen Sunday League Premier high fliers were held to a 1-1 draw by Championship side Clifton in their semi-final at Beck Lane and it was Rangers who booked their final spot by winning the penalty shoot out 4-2.

AFC Chickenley face Linthwaite in the second semi-final at Beck Lane this Sunday (kick off 11am) for the right to meet Clifton in the final.

Linthwaite moved two points clear at the top of the Premier Division after defeating previous leaders Navigation 3-1 with Paul Smith netting for the visitors.

FC Walkers Hounds lie in fourth place following a 6-5 win at Birstall Cricket Club who scored through Reece Scholes (brace), Johnny Beverley, Ash Peel and Troy Bagshaw.

AFC Chickenley had Shaun McDaid and Shaun Horan on target as they drew 2-2 at Roberttown Rovers.

Chickenley stay five points adrift at the foot of the table but with two games in hand on Roberttown.

Deighton WMC moved closer to the Championship title after they beat second placed Mount Pleasant 5-2 to go five points clear at he top.

Mount replied through Muhammad Omar and Muhammed Luqmaan Vania.

Hanging Heaton Cricket Club are in fourth spot after Joe Jagger hit four goals in a 7-1 win against Scholes Athletic. Tom Ramsden, Rob Mallender and Connor Secker netted the others.

Ravenswharfe won a tough game against bottom side Overthorpe Sports Club 4-1 thanks to strikes from man-of-the-match Robert Stenhouse, Duane Fascione, Tom Padgett and Jake Kilburn. Overthorpe’s reply came from Tom Hirst, his first since returning from a serious injury.

Wellington Westgate won 6-2 at home to Wire Works.

With Division One leaders Snowdon not in action, Battyeford blew the chance to go level on points after they could only draw 2-2 with lowly Wike Horse, who scored through Barry Downes and Kieran Frood.

Battyeford’s final game of the season is away to St Ignatius next Tuesday, while leaders Snowdon host Birstall St Patricks in their last match on Sunday.

Birstall consolidated their fourth place position with a 3-1 win at Inter Batley thanks to strikes from Joe Ratcliffe, Kieran Cooper and Tom Williams. Bunn Darboe fired a brace for St Ignatius but they went down 4-2 at bottom side Clifton Rangers Athletic.