THERE were mixed fortunes for the seven West Riding County Amateur clubs playing in Round Two of the West Riding County FA Challenge Cup but Route One Rovers made it through after a nerve-shredding penalty shoot-out against Steeton Reserves.

The two sides battled hard and ended the 90 minutes level at 1-1, with Shoaib Iqbal netting for Rovers and Will Knight scoring for Steeton Reserves.

Route One held their nerve as the game went to spot-kicks, winning 4-2 to progress into the next round.

Littletown and Hartshead were evenly matched and only a second half strike from Liam Roach edged the game in favour of Hartshead, who picked up a 1-0 victory.

Premier Division leaders Golcar United were 3-2 down at half-time at home to previously unbeaten West Yorkshire League Division One outfit Aberford Albion but rallied in the second half to make it 6-4 in their favour.

Buddy Cox scored four, while Alex Hallam and Ryan John were also on target for Golcar, meaning a treble from Liam Thompson and one from John Mallinson proved in vain for Albion.

Goals from Ryan Metcalfe and Kieron Batey were insufficient for Bradford Olympic in their 4-2 away loss to Huddersfield side Britannia Sports.

Toller United did not help themselves in their tie away to Halifax League side Hebden Royd Red Star.

They had to play most of the second half with only nine players, after receiving two red cards, giving their hosts an easy passage into the next round with a crazy 9-5 victory.

Kamran Khan and Zakariyya Daya both netted twice for Toller, while Hebden’s Lewis Cockcroft struck four times, added to by a Danny Pugh treble and two from Billy Chadwick.

Lower Hopton received a telephone call on Saturday morning from their opponents Knaresborough Celtic, handing the tie to the Mirfield-based side as they were unable to raise a team.

Of the two scheduled Premier Division games only one was played - the game at West Vale Halifax between Ovenden West Riding and PFC, which went the way of the home side.

Ovenden netted twice through Jordan Pettifor and there was one each from Andrew Mellad and Nathan Sloane in their 4-2 victory over their Bradford opponents, who scored through Mahammedou Kamara and Sheraz Mahmood.

The other game involving TVR United and Ryburn United was called off due to a car accident involving players from TVR United.