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King William knock Wigginton Grasshoppers out of York Sunday Morning Football League Cup
Marksman turned marker, King William’s Danny Gray tracks back to close down Wigginton Grasshoppers’ opponent Steve Jarvis. Pictures: Ian Parker
A topsy-turvy tussle in which the lead changed several times was graced by a dozen goals, four penalties, one of which was saved, and a sending-off before King William prevailed 7-5.
And the game was almost 15 minutes old before the drama started with Grasshoppers taking the lead through Matthew Tiplady.
That would have been doubled soon after had not the first of Tom Metcalfe’s three spot-kicks been saved by Ben Sheehan.
King William then turned the game on its head, quite literally, with headed goals from Danny Gray and Kevin Butler, and a nodded own goal from Dan Zambelli to give the visitors a 3-1 lead at half-time.
Gray struck soon after the interval for a 4-1 lead and with Wigginton’s Jack Coates dismissed the tie looked over.
But Grasshoppers fought back brilliantly to lead 5-4.
Jackson scored twice either side of a successful Metcalfe penalty and then Metcalfe was again successful from 12 yards to regain the advantage.
But the roller-coaster tie’s fourth penalty brought parity as Gray completed his hat-trick to be followed by late goals from King William team-mates Luke Hall and Kevin Butler.
First division Bubwith Nomads were bounced out by league new boys Snaith 9-2.
Rob Tate topped the division four side’s haul with four goals. Also on target were Joe Lock (2), Bradley Thompson, Mark Baggaley and an own goal. Dave McMahon and Craig Hodgson replied.
Severus needed extra time to see off visitors Leeman United 4-3.
Severus led 2-1 at the break with a goal from Steve Rambridge and a 25-yard Jake Moyse strike, James Barrett replying.
That advantage was held until the last minute of the second half when Joe Mason lobbed the ’keeper to take the game into extra time.
Liam Stigo put the visitors 3-2 up before Leigh Dutton and Lee Atkinson struck for Severus.
Station showed no mercy when despatching New Earswick 10-0 with a hat-trick from Gary Collier. Luke Durham (2), Andy Best (2), Wayne Brooke, Will Ramsey and Ryan Whitlam also hit the mark.
Huntington were 8-3 winners over Tadcaster Magnets with braces from Chris Dixon and Chris Johnson, and Kevin Martin, Lee Bunce, Danny Franks and Chris Dyson also on target. Joshua Wigglesworth, Henry McStay and James Stuart replied.
Barlby ended a four year losing streak in any competition against local rivals Hemingbrough when goals from Tom Jones, Louis Blackwell, Lee Carter and Kevin Kozicki saw them win 4-3. The ’Brough goals were shared by Tom Collins (2) and Luke Zacharenko.
Second division leaders Hambleton were humbled 5-1 at third division York RI for whom Dale Holding (3), Adam Chaplin and Steve Abbott netted.
Another second division side to crumble were Beeswing, who crashed 8-1 at fourth division Selby Olympia. On target were Thomas Butterfield (2), Lee Ward (2), Ben Scoley, James Holroyd, Paul Nelson and Thomas Smith.
The derby between Bishopthorpe United and Marcia Bishopthorpe finished 3-1 to Marcia.
United led 1-0 at the break with a goal from Nick May but the second period belonged to Marcia. Despite going down to ten men, David Doone, Samuel Cowley and Andy Noble goals secured a place in the next round.
Second division York Nomads squeezed past Drax from the fourth division 1-0, Chris Hargreaves hitting the winner for Nomads.
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