Cup joy for Old Bank

Old Bank FC - (Back) - Mick Dixon, David Ashton, Andrew Asquith, Lee Davey, Chris Dickinson, Christopher Hadju, Robert Hirst, Richard Hodgeson, Ian Johnson, (Front) - Ashley March, Mark Merton, Gareth Overton, Mathew Ramskill, Shaun Reagan, Julian Ryder, Warren Ryder, Mark Summersgill
Old Bank FC - (Back) - Mick Dixon, David Ashton, Andrew Asquith, Lee Davey, Chris Dickinson, Christopher Hadju, Robert Hirst, Richard Hodgeson, Ian Johnson, (Front) - Ashley March, Mark Merton, Gareth Overton, Mathew Ramskill, Shaun Reagan, Julian Ryder, Warren Ryder, Mark Summersgill

OLD Bank WMC were celebrating last Friday evening after they defeated Fieldhead Hospital 1-0 in the Wakefield League Division Two Cup final at Nostell Miners Welfare.

Julian Ryder scored the only goal of the game after around 15 minutes when he latched onto a neat cross from Andy Asquith to sidefoot home.

Old Bank were forced to defend for long spells as the much bigger Fieldhead side poured forward.

However, the Mirfield side defended well, protecting goalkeeper Ian Johnson, who was relatively untroubled.

Fieldhead thought they had equalised, to force extra-time, with a goal two minutes from time, but the effort was ruled out for a push on Johnson.

Old Bank held on for a victory which ends title-chasing Fieldhead’s chance of the double.

n Thornhill kept alive their hopes of winning a Wakefield League double when they progressed to the Jim Callaghan Cup final last Saturday thanks to a 3-1 win over Gate.

Thornhill will meet either Battyeford Wasps or Morley Cricket and Sports in the final after a Wayne Flannery brace and one from James Wilson saw them see off Gate’s challenge.

Wilton were involved in a remarkable Premier Division game as they battled out a 6-6 draw against Kingstone United WMC, a result which leaves them eighth in the table.

Ryan Blane netted a hat-trick as Woodman defeated AFC Shepherds Arms 3-2 to move fourth, while Dewsbury Rangers’ relegation fears grew after they suffered a 3-1 defeat to second-bottom Crofton Sports.

Dewsbury Rangers Reserves suffered a 4-1 defeat at home to AFC Forresters in their final Division Three game.

Although Josh Brittain scored for Rangers it was not enough to prevent them slipping to a 20th defeat of the season as they finish bottom of the third division table.