Bamford is to the fore in Holme romp

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Hollins Holme encountered few problems as they eased into the quarter finals of the Briggs Priestley Senior Cup following an 8-0 demolition of Mount Tabor, who played the game with nine men.

The under-strength visitors lead the way in Division One and could have expected to play their part in a thrilling encounter against the Premier Division top dogs.

However, their lack of numbers proved their undoing as Holme ruthlessly brushed them aside with four goals in each half.

George Bamford scored a first half hat-trick with Andrew Butterworth adding a fourth before the interval.

It was the same story in the second half where Bamford netted his fourth, and Holme’s sixth, early on with Andy Butterworth increasing the lead on the hour.

Butterworth then secured his hat-trick leaving Jamie Gwilliam to round things off with five minutes to go.

The battle of the teams with club in their names ended with honours even as Top Club and Royd Club fought out a scrappy 3-3 draw.

The two sides were evenly-matched throughout, but it was Royd who were left kicking themselves after conceding an equaliser in the last few seconds of the game.

Top Club hit the front but Royd responded with interest, James Redmond and John Gibson putting them 2-1 to the good.

The home side levelled again before Sam Taylor thought he had struck gold with the winner for the visitors.

Unfortunately their celebrations proved premature as the hosts rattled in their last ditch leveller