Staffordshire County Senior League
BALL Haye Green produced a fighting display to beat Premier Division leaders Uttoxeter Town in the semi-finals of the league challenge cup on Saturday.
Green scored twice in the first half through Nathan Ball and Mike Keates, and Mick Shenton added a third after the break for a clear-cut victory that earns them a place with Wolstanton United in the final.
Wolstanton registered the same 3-0 scoreline away to Abbey Hulton United with goals from Shaun Miller (30 mins), Nathan Shaw (55 mins) and Mark Grice (65 mins).
A solitary goal from James Hornsley after 10 minutes gave Uttoxeter Town Reserves victory at Foley in the fifth round of the Leek Cup Norton United opened at home to Bradwell on 35 minutes through John Hughes and added a second goal through Carrenton Turner in the last minute to put Bradwell out of the competition.
In the league, a solitary goal on the half-hour by Adam Cartlidge was enough to give Cheadle Town maximum points at home to Hilton Harriers in the Premier Division.
Jack Knight scored a hat-trick for visitors Keele University in their clash with Audley. Alistair Gordon added a fourth goal for the students. Ryan Wintle, Shane Williamson and Jimmy Garlic replied for Audley, who wasted a penalty opportunity to draw level in the closing five minutes.
Eccleshall went ahead after 36 minutes through Daniel Jones against Newcastle Town, and Angelo Enrico added a second on 85 minutes without reply from the visitors.
Redgate Clayton scored four times without reply away to Florence. Jimmy Garside netted twice and Will Sergeant and Wayne Glover added a goal apiece.
Betley travelled to Ashbourne in Division One and came away with a 5-1 win.
Tom Woodcock and Stephen Gallimore each scored twice each and Anthony Ollier added a single. Callum Woolley replied for Ashbourne in the second half.
Jones opened the scoring in the first half for Hall Heath against Abbey Hulton United reserves but an own goal brought the scores level before the break.
Johnson put Hall Heath ahead in the second half before Simcock found the equaliser to share the points.
Knypersley Victoria conceded three goals at home to league leaders Stapenhill without managing a reply. Taylor, Blades and Asasippits hit the target for the visitors.
James Byrne scored the only goal of the game in the first half for Silverdale Athletic at home to Brereton Social.
MMU went into the break with a two goal lead against Congleton Athletic thanks to strikes from Aiden Denver and Niall Heeney. Visitors Congleton pulled a goal back after the break through Craig Batty.
Norton United reserves came back from 2–1 down at the break at home to Cheadle SMU to take the points with a 5–3 win. Tom Broadhurst and Chris Nellis scored two apiece and Brandon Ford made it five.
Sandbach United opened in the first minute through Anthony Broad away to Redgate Clayton reserves and added a second goal before the break. Phil Mason replied.
Adam Keeble then made it 3-1 for Sandbach before Redgate hit back again through Jordan Hewitt.
Division Two leaders Featherstone beat Whittington 3-2 to extend their lead to 11 points in the title race.
Garth Thomas, Gary Hampton and Craig Sudlow were the scorers for the prison team. Whittington replied through David Humphries and Stephen Wilkinson.
Second-placed Longton Adderley Green were held to a 2-2 draw at home by LA Holditch. The visitors went ahead through Richards. Matt Cockfield equalised after the break, only for Worthington to restore the lead for Holditch. The points were shared after an own goal brought the scores level before the final whistle.
Tunstall Town recorded their first win in six and a half years with a 2-1 defeat of Betley reserves. Dan Dwasem and Adam Rose netted for Tunstall winners. Brooke Martin replied for Betley.
Hawkins Sports drew 2-2 at home to Milton United reserves.
Visitors Cheadle Town reserves scored three times at Hilton Harriers reserves through Paul Carnwell, Dan Boote and Matthew Woodward, Josh Toon scored a consolation goal for Hilton.
Jordan Graham scored twice for visitors Stone Old Alleynians at Leek CSOB and Tom Arnold added a third without reply to take the points.
Wednesday, February 26
Longton v Milton Utd Res.
Saturday, March 1
Abbey Hulton Utd v AFC Hanley Town; Cheadle Town v Alsager Town; Florence v Wolstanton Utd; Keele University v Hilton Harriers; Kidsgrove Athletic v Uttoxeter Town; Redgate Clayton v AFC Leek Town.
Stapenhill v Sandbach United.
Betley Res v Featherstone; Hilton harriers Res v Hawkins Sports; Leek CSOB v Longton AG; Longton v Tunstall Town; Milton United res v Whittington; Stone OA v L A Holditch.
Leek Cup, sixth round
Ball Haye Green v Wolstanton United; Eccleshall v Uttoxeter Town; Norton United v Cheadle SMU.
Staffs FA Challenge Cup, semi-final
Silverdale Athletic v Rustance Edwards.
Wednesday, March 5
AFC Leek Town v Keele University; Eccleshall v Audley; Newcastle Town v Florence; Norton United v Redgate Clayton.
Knypersley Victoria v Congleton Athletic; Stapenhill v Abbey Hulton United Res.