GOLCAR UNITED’S Adam Johnson scored twice to help his side claim an enjoyable away win at local rivals Storthes Hall.
Despite the hosts controlling most of the early first-half possession, United went on to grab a 2-1 victory in the West Riding County Amateur League Premier Division.
Golcar took the lead on 33 minutes when the Hall failed to deal with a cross from the wing. The ball was only half cleared and found Johnson, who tucked the ball into the net.
The Hall looked a rejuvenated side after the break and drew level on 52 minutes when Chris Drew headed home after a Chris Margis cross.
The equaliser lifted the hosts’ spirit who then searched for a second. But, they were caught on an attacking break on 68 minutes.
Andrew Allison intercepted the ball near his own penalty area and ran towards a back-peddling Hall defence.
The ball eventually found Johnson who slotted the ball beyond the hosts’ goalkeeper for a second time.
In-form Meltham’s undefeated run continues following a 5-2 win over Pool to reach the semi-final of the West Riding Challenge Cup.
The victory at Broadlands recreation ground set up a last four encounter with East Lancashire side Barnoldswick Town on Wednesday, March 26.
Athletic, riding high in the West Riding County Amateur League, were last defeated in August – a 6-1 defeat at Ardsley Celtic, but since then they haven’t looked back.
Meltham’s first goal arrived after seven minutes when Adam Mathews supplied a pass to brother Tom who dribbled around the Pool goalkeeper to score.
Mathews netted his second 11 minutes later and the hosts took a three goal advantage shortly after through Paul Hutson.
Nathan Addy extended Meltham’s lead to 4-0 and Kirk Jacobs scored a fifth Athletic goal before half-time.
Meltham keeper Adam Lawlor was forced into action early after the re-start with Pool grabbing two goals within the first 22 minutes of the half.
But, despite an indifferent second-half performance, Meltham managed to hold on for the win.