West Yorkshire League: Lower league opposition await Boroughbridge and Ripon

NARG 14090203AM6 Boroughbridge V Oxenhope. James Watson.(14090203AM6)
NARG 14090203AM6 Boroughbridge V Oxenhope. James Watson.(14090203AM6)

Boroughbridge AFC will open their 2014/15 West Yorkshire League Cup campaign on the road after the club was handed a second round trip to either Stanley United or Kellingley Welfare.

Having received a bye through the opening round of the competition Daz Ekin’s men will visit the winners of the first round tie between Division One United and Division Two Welfare.

Ripon City, the champions of 2013, will await the winners of Middleton Park and Baildon Trinity Athletic.

However a date has yet to be determined for the second round ties.

Boroughbridge missed a chance to move away from the drop zone on Saturday as they were beaten 6-2 at fifth-placed Horbury Town.

Ross Mardon was at the double for Bridge but he was unable to prevent the Blues’ ninth defeat in 11 league matches.

‘Bridge Reserves, meanwhile, will also be on the road in the second round of the West Yorkshire League Trophy after progressing in the opening round on Saturday.

Luke Fletcher hit home twice in four minutes just before the hour mark to add to Paul Scaife’s 21st minute strike as Richard Donohoe’s side knocked out Alliance Division Two side Rothwell Town Reserves 3-0 at Aldborough Road.

As a reward they have been given an away tie at Alliance Division One high-fliers Field Reserves as their reward

Field Reserves were 1-0 victors at Ripon City Reserves in their first round clash and have won five of their opening seven league matches.