FC HALIFAX Town reached the last eight of the West Riding County Cup in style with a 7-0 demolition of Liversedge.
The Blue Square North outfit turned on the style at Clayborn with Dan Gardner and Gareth Seddon both scoring twice as manager Neil Aspin’s side progressed to the quarter-finals.
Also on target were Simon Hackney, Conor Qualter and Dale Johnson, but it was Gardner who stole the show with a stunning strike from 25 yards which added to his penalty on six minutes (which put the Shaymen in the driving seat).
Hackney then stroked home the second and Seddon claimed his first with a neat chip from close range to put Town four goals to the good at half-time.
Northern Counties East League Premier Division outfit Liversedge battled hard throughout on a difficult surface, but the Shaymen added further goals with Seddon turning the ball home from close range after poor defending.
Qualter scored his first goal for the club on his first start with a header before Johnson glanced a header into the net at the near post to complete the scoring.
The Shaymen’s home league game against Harrogate Town, which has to be re-arranged due to their rivals’ FA Cup commitments, will be played on Wednesday, December 5 (7.45).
Brighouse Town’s hopes of creating club history in the FA youth Cup were dashed when they were beaten 1-0 at Bottesford Town in the first round proper.
After two good wins in qualifying the Brighouse side had travelled to Scunthorpe hoping to book a place in the second round for the first time, but they fell to a breakaway goal 10 minutes from time.