Claro League: Bramham set up Sherwood cup clash

A last minute winner gave Claro League second division outfit Bramham another scalp as they progressed into the League Challenge Cup semi-finals on Sunday.

Friday, 10th April 2015, 11:09 am
Sherwood in action (Craig Dinsdale)

Simon Dale’s injury-time strike sent Division One high-fliers Harrogate CSC packing 2-1 as Bramham came from behind to reach the last four.

James McDaid had put CSC in front with a brilliant effort from 25 yards in the first half, but his goal was cancelled out by Marcus Stapleton’s curling shot.

With the match heading towards extra-time, Bramham earned a last-gasp corner from which Dale pounced.

“We couldn’t have picked a better time to go in front,” said Bramham manager Ted O’Donoghue.

Bramham will attempt to get one over another Division One side in the semis, with a date set up against Sherwood.

The winner of that tie will play Markington in the final after they beat Harold Styans 3-2 away in Sunday’s semi.

Bramham are on the search of further cup honours this weekend when O’Donoghue’s men take on Bishop Monkton in the Supplementary Cup final.

O’Donoghue hoped his side would put up a better showing than in last week’s cup final appearance, which saw them go down 3-1 against Killinghall Nomads.

He said: “We just never turned up there. It was disappointing and the lads had a meeting amongst themselev to iron a few things out and put our cards on the table.

“That seems to do the trick against Harrogate.

“It will be a complete reverse against Bishop Monkton though as we will be the team from the league above and favourites. We will have to be wary of them.

“They have scored a lot of goals in that division and have won it fairly comfortably. They will be a decent side but if the lads turn up, we are more than capable of beating them.”

Meanwhile, Thorner produced a clinical display to hammer Navigation 10-2 in Division Two.