Pearson doubles up as Featherstone knock Kellingley out of cup

Featherstone Colliery's Kyle Pearson.
Featherstone Colliery's Kyle Pearson.

Kellingley Welfare put up a battling effort against their higher division neighbours Featherstone Colliery, but it was not enough as they were knocked out of the Castleford & District FA Challenge Cup.

They briefly threatened to pull off a shock win when taking the lead early on before a Featherstone side enjoying a good season so far got hold of the game to win 5-2.

Despite lacking several players Welfare matched Colliery in the early stages and took the lead on 15 minutes as a good free-kick from Jack Maclean found Dale Morton who in turn found the net with a diving header.

The lead was only to last five minutes with Colliery’s top scorer, Kyle Pearson, coming up with a nice finish.

The hosts then took the lead, but Kells hit back when a good pass from Dylan Hutchinson put Morton in for his second.

A lengthy stoppage just before the break saw Kells switch off and they were punished when Fev scored again.

Colliery had two efforts disallowed for offside in the second half and Kells stayed in the game up to the last 15 minutes when they conceded a needless spot kick then got caught pushing on to wreck their chances.

Pearson netted a second for Featherstone who also had Andy Burton and Thomas Field on target.

It was a good performance from Kells who will be ruing missed chances in the first half which could have seen them going in at the break in front instead of behind.

This Saturday they face a trip to Kirk Deighton Rangers for a West Yorkshire League Cup second round tie while Featherstone return to the league with a West Yorkshire Division One match at home to East End Park.

Kippax climbed the West Yorkshire Division One table following a solid display and a 2-0 away win over sixth-placed Wetherby Athletic.

The victory lifted Kippax back up to ninth position and they are now seven points ahead of the relegation places.

This Saturday they take on fellow first division side Boroughbridge at home in a second round League Cup tie.