Burgess bags FIVE for Garforth

County Cups Round-Up

West Riding County Cup First Round 

Garforth Town striker James Burgess

James Burgess had a night to remember after bagging FIVE as Garforth Town went goal crazy in the last 20 minutes to win 8-1 against Glasshoughton Welfare.

The scores had been level at the break as Welfare midfielder Adam Hayton had scored a penalty to cancel out Burgess’s opener.

Welfare even had a chance to go in front but their night unravelled straight after half-time. 

Hass Gorij scored the first of two goals before Burgess netted his second goal – putting Garforth 3-1 ahead after 51 minutes.

Burgess, who is another hidden gem signed by Paul Marshall, approached the Miners last year after several years away from the Non League scene.

The pacy striker played for Garforth during the Vernol Blair era and even briefly turned out for Shaw Lane Aquaforce under Glasshoughton legend Craig Elliott in 2014.

But until last year he was playing for Horsforth St Margarets in the Yorkshire Amateur League.

Against Glasshoughton, Burgess was unplayable and he sealed his hat-trick after the hour.

Gorji then scored again before Burgess added two more to his tally.

In-form Kevin Terhaerdt completed the rout in the final two minutes.

Ilkley Town’s big night ended in a 3-1 defeat to FC Halifax Town. 

First half goals from Tom Bradbury, Sam Essien and Jamie Allen put the tie well out of the reach of Simon Armstrong’s Ilkley.

Kevin Gonzalez scored a late consolation for Ilkley.

Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup

Maltby Main striker Reggie Waud

Maltby Main are safely into the third round after second half goals guided them to a 3-0 win at Athersley Rec.

Reggie Waud broke the deadlock two minutes into the second half.

Johnathan Williams scored a penalty to effectively put the tie behind Athersley.

Chandler Gibson added the third with five minutes to go.

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