Pool clinch place in Wharfedale FA Challenge Cup final

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Pool clinched their place in the final of this season’s Wharfedale FA Challenge Cup in a game which produced three penalties.

The West Yorkshire League Premier Division side took control early in the game and established a 2-0 lead.

Michael Jordan opened the scoring when he fired the ball across the goal and into the net.

Anthony Hussey then added a second when he headed home.

Pool were awarded the first of the game’s penalties late in the first half.

Sean McCaffrey stepped up to take the spot kick but his powerful strike hit the underside of the bar and bounced out.

McCaffrey was the first to react and headed the ball into the net, only for referee Lee Creasey to disallow the goal as no other player had come in contact with the ball.

Neil Ebdon later showed McCaffrey how to net from the penalty spot as he put his side 3-0 up, before battling Bramhope were rewarded for their efforts when Glyn Utting scored from the penalty spot.

The second semi-final between Ventus Yeadon Celtic and Baildon Trinity Athletic was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

The match is now due to be played on Saturday, January 21.

Menston Town became the first side to qualify for this season’s Wharfedale FA Sunday Cup final when they beat Otley Town Sunday 2-1 at the Old Showfield.

Carl Firth and Aidan Roberts were the goalscorers for Menston who will have to wait to see who they will face in the final.

A waterlogged pitch resulted in the clash between Shipley Town and Baildon Trinity Athletic being postponed.

The semi-final has been re-arranged for Sunday, January 15 with an 11am kick off.

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