BrighouseTown have climbed to seventh place in the Northern Counties East League’s top flight after a 5-1 away win at local rivals Liversedge.
Luke Gibson put Brighouse on their way and they were two up by half-time thanks to Tom Mathews.
Warrick Charlton replied for Liversedge, but strikes from Danny Nadiole, Leon Henry and Joe Thornton saw Town cruise home.
Brighouse go into uncharted FA Cup territory on Saturday – and their visitors Crook Town have plenty of pedigree.
It’s the first time the Town club have made the first qualifying round in four years of trying.
But Crook, of the Northern League, have got as far as the third round proper, taking on Leicester City in 1931-32 – when Huddersfield Town made the quarter-finals.
Crook, who can trace their roots right back to 19th century, defeated Stockport County and Aldershot to get to Filbert Street.
The current Crook side, who faced Newcastle Benfield last night, sprung a shock by
winning 4-2 at Evo-Stik League side Kendal Town in the
AFC Emley were beaten 1-0 at home by Selby Town in the NCE League Division I with Louis Blackwell scoring the
visitors’ winner in the first half.
Emley created numerous chances in the opening 30 minutes and Doran Jordan was the provider of most of them.
Alex Hallam had the best of the opportunities, while Brighton Mugadza headed well over and Mark Crossfield poked a chance wide.
Aaron Joseph’s opportunism gave him a chance but Selby keeper Lee Kelsey saved well, low to his right.
However, it was Selby who took the lead in the 35th minute when a punt down the middle bounced kindly for Selby’s Blackwall and chipped Emley goalkeeper Chris Senior in a one-on-one.
The lead could have been doubled moments later but Senior saved well with his feet.