Harrison hits the winner for Rylands as they reach league cup’s semi finals (From Warrington Guardian)
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Harrison hits the winner for Rylands as they reach league cup’s semi finals
11:36am Thursday 1st November 2012 in Football
RYLANDS reached the last four of the Cheshire Football League’s JB Parker Challenge Cup after a single-goal success against Middlewich Town.
The two-times former winners were grateful to Phil Harrison for the contest’s decisive moment, helping manager Dave Parr to celebrate a victory against a club he took to last year’s final.
Harrison converted Liam Walker’s cross from close range to earn his side a semi finals spot along with Lostock Gralam and Linotype.
Eagle Sports attempt to join them when they host league champions Knutsford in the remaining quarter finals tie this weekend, kick off 1.30pm.
Ged McAllister’s goal helped the men from Thornton Road to edge a scrappy encounter at Gamesley in Division One on Saturday, although Grappenhall’s woes continued in a five-goals hammering at Denton.
Greenalls were winners though, Luke McCoy sealing victory against Garswood.
Moore United celebrated a fine success at high-flying Barnton in the Division Two Challenge Cup, Scott Taylor’s brace plus a goal from Ben McWilliams helping the Warrington outfit to cause an upset.
Penlake, Rudheath Social and Sandbach United complete the semi finals line-up.
Rylands’ second string held their nerve in the Reserve Division Cup to clinch a penalty shoot out success at neighbours Eagle.
They had trailed 2-1 after ceding a spot kick in the closing stages of normal time, forcing an added half hour when Kurt Emery headed in veteran Steve Saunders’ cross.
The teams remained tied at the end of extra time, leaving Mike Sullivan to put away the decisive penalty after Rylands goalkeeper Brad White had saved two Eagle kicks.
Elsewhere, Grappenhall succumbed to Garswood.
In the league, Greenalls returned to winning ways in a six-goals drubbing of Denton to stay top of the table.
Paul Benns bagged a hat trick for the victors.
Pictured: Rylands, in blue, got the better of Middlewich Town in Saturday’s Cheshire League JB Parker Challenge Cup quarter finals clash. Pictures: IAN PARK