Honours even between the leading lights

Hebden Bridge Saints Under 16's sporting new kit for their 1st season in the Huddersfield RCD JFL that has been kindly sponsored by Collett Transport Services Limited ' Experts in Motion''Back row (l-r): Steve Thompson (Manager); Sam Thompson (Captain): Finn Callaghan; Ted Fazakerley; Daniel Davie; Jaiden Hildred; Martin Howard; Connor Birch; Rowan Boon' 'Front row (l-r): Callum Allan; Eli Corry-Wright; Joe Collett; Fletcher Horsfield; Adam Summerscales; Alasdair Pedley; Gavin Gayle
Hebden Bridge Saints Under 16's sporting new kit for their 1st season in the Huddersfield RCD JFL that has been kindly sponsored by Collett Transport Services Limited ' Experts in Motion''Back row (l-r): Steve Thompson (Manager); Sam Thompson (Captain): Finn Callaghan; Ted Fazakerley; Daniel Davie; Jaiden Hildred; Martin Howard; Connor Birch; Rowan Boon' 'Front row (l-r): Callum Allan; Eli Corry-Wright; Joe Collett; Fletcher Horsfield; Adam Summerscales; Alasdair Pedley; Gavin Gayle

Todmorden Athletic and Warley Blues, the top two under eights teams, fought out a tense 4-4 draw in a freezing wind at Savile Park, Halifax.

Warley took a two-goal lead but Tod pulled one back before half-time thanks to a Jack Suthers free-kick flicked home by Bailey Sutton.

Playing down the slope, a great shot from range by Freddie Priestley hauled Tod level.

Battling midfield and defensive displays from Euan Logue, Dan Adams and man-of-the match Will Hammond kept Tod firmly in the hunt.

Warley led 4-3 with one minute remaining but a quick throw-in from Priestley led to Frank Cooper pouncing for an all-important equaliser.

Martin Howard scored one goal and made three as Hebden Bridge Saints Under 16s progressed in the Huddersfield cup with a 4-0 win over Kirkheaton.

After some neat interplay between Whitelaw and Howard, Thompson received a precise pass from the latter to fire home from a tight angle.

Sterling work from Birch, Collett, Gayle and Hildred in defence meant that it remained 1-0 at half time.

Kirkheaton came back strongly but Davie made a number of fine saves.

With midfielders Callaghan, Horsfield and Pedley completing a fine overall team performance, it wasn’t long before the lead was increased.

Howard found Thompson alone outside the box with his back to the goal, but quick thinking resulted in him lobbing the ball over the advancing keeper to make it 2-0.

Howard added a third after a strong run and just before the final whistle his pinpoint corner kick found the head of Summerscales, who completed a well deserved victory.

Todmorden Lions under nines served up a Christmas cracker when overcoming local rivals Hebden Bridge Saints 5-4 at a muddy Scout Road.

Harvey Stone’s youngsters were forced to dig really deep to maintain their winning run against a talented Saints side.

The home team raced into a two-goal lead but striker Brook Stone reduced the deficit with a low shot after good work from James Ross.

The visitors pressed and Jude Entwistle drew Lions level just before the interval with a fine long-range strike after being teed up by Matthew Oulton.

Lions continued to press but were caught on the counter with ‘keeper Daniel Henderson beaten for a third time.

Will Hall and Harrison Allen defended bravely as Saints sought to restore their two-goal lead but with 10 minutes remaining Lions drew level when Entwistle’s fierce drive flew in off the far post.

Entwistle then completed his hat-trick and edged his side ahead after a fine run.

The home side levelled almost immediately and both sides had chances before Dougie Thomson-Howard rounded the ‘keeper before lobbing home.