TWO local sides exited the new Inter-League Cup, for the top teams of the Bolton and Oldham Sunday Leagues.

Bolton’s third-placed team, Dehaviland, entertained Shawdale on Harper Green and it took a penalty shootout to separate them.

Both teams were all-out from the off, though it took until the 35th minute for Shawdale to take the lead with a fantastic strike from their centre forward.

Shawdale kept Dehaviland at bay for the rest of the half to go in a goal to the good.

But Malcolm Cubbins must have given his team a rousing half-time team talk as the Farnworth side started the second half in the ascendancy, equalising with 15 minutes left, when midfielder Rhys Jones took the ball past the centre half and found himself with only the keeper to beat, making no mistake as he scored to send the tie to penalties.

With 10 penalties dispatched faultlessly it needed sudden death to find a winner.

Shawdale went 6-5 ahead before Dehaviland’s new signing Anthony Staines saw his spot-kick saved, meaning Shawdale booked a spot in the next round.

The other tie saw second-placed Newbury travel to Oldham to take on Crown.

The Oldham side started the game by far the stronger and within half an hour Newbury were 3-0 down, and it remained that way until half time.

With only five minutes of the second half played Newbury’s ever-reliable striker Dominic Sharples gave them hope with an excellent finish to make it 3-1.

Buoyed by that goal, Newbury were now starting to show title-challenging form, and in the 75th minute Shane Garside hit their second, a fantastic shot that left the Crown keeper stranded as the ball flew into the top of the net.

Newbury were now pressing for an equaliser but left gaps in the defence.

And in the final minute Crown capitalised as their forward found the top corner of the goal from 20 yards, his shot hitting the angle of post and crossbar before the ball nestled in the back of the net to seal their 4-2 victory.

Two league games went ahead, the first of which saw Grapes take on Breightmet Wanderers at Walkers FC, and in an impressive display they took the three points with a 4-2 victory.

Leroy West scored two penalties for Grapes, with Zac Stringer on target and a own goal completing their scoring.

Kyle Bailey and Marcus Making hit the Wanderers’ replies.

The other game saw Deane take three points with a 3-1 win against Unity Brook.

The scorers for Deane were Yaz Smajic and youngsters Blaine Holt and Brad Boyer, with Tommy Stott hitting the consolation goal for Unity Brook.