Elvington Harriers switch leads to major Junior Cup knockout blow

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Elvington Harriers gave up home advantage in the York FA Saturday Junior Cup due to a waterlogged pitch and they crashed out 3-2 at Bishopthorpe United.

Bish raced into a three-goal lead at half-time with goals from Nick May (2) and Jordan Annett and they held out despite Elvington pulling two back in the second half.

Strensall were due to host Barmby Moor but, with their pitch waterlogged, they made the trip to East Yorkshire and won 3-1.

The led 2-1 at half-time with goals from Mick Pipe and Jack Wilson, and Pipe managed a second goal after the break to ensure Strensall’s passage into the next round.

Osbaldwick trailed 3-0 to visitors Fulford at half-time, but a Tom Wheatland hat-trick forced extra time. There were no further goals and Osbaldwick ran out 5-4 winners on penalties.

Fulford Reserves also suffered spot kick agony as they exited 3-2 on penalties after drawing 2-2 at Tadcaster Magnets Reserves.

The Tadcaster club’s first-team won 2-1 at York RI Reserves to book their quarter-final spot.

Dunnington Reserves had a comfortable 5-2 home win over Rawcliffe with goals from Steve Hadden(2), Ross Wilkinson, from the penalty spot, Si Castle and Rob Hart.

A Matty Bilham goal was enough to see Crayke Reserves beat Cliffe’s first team, although Cliffe almost forced extra time when they hit the bar in the last minute.

The postponed Junior Cup game between Selby Town Reserves and Sporting Knavesmire has been rearranged for Saturday, December 8.

The winners of that tie will host Bishopthorpe United in round four.

Osbaldwick have been drawn at home to Strensall, while Dunnington Reserves entertain Tadcaster Magnets and the Magnets second string are home to Crayke Reserves.

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