LEAGUE champions Newsome WMC cruised into the second round of the West Riding County FA Challenge Cup with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Steeton.
Goals from Mark Kelly, Anthony Haigh, Jamie Jobarteh and a Paddy Maturine penalty ensured they returned to winning ways after an indifferent start to the season, which has seen them win two and draw one of their opening four games.
But they hit form on this occasion to prove they could be getting back to their best.
Elsewhere, Lepton Highlanders put their disappointing league form behind them as they recorded an impressive 2-0 win away at Kirk Deighton.
In the Challenge Trophy first round, Royal Dolphins pulled off the major shock thrashing Keighley 5-1.
Eight other local sides progressed in the competition for reserve and lower league sides, including a dramatic 6-5 win for the Coach and Horses over Elland AS and a 6-3 victory for Moldgreen at home to Alverthorpe WMC.
Notable first round casualties were Honley, who crashed out 3-0 at home to Stanley United, and Mount going down 2-0 away to Featherstone Colliery.
Heywood Irish grabbed the chance to take over the leadership of Division I winning 1-0 away at New Mill thanks to an Alan Mowforth goal.
Diggle also took advantage of the extensive cup schedule to climb up the table winning 2-1 away at Shepley.
After an uneventful first half, the game sprung into life after half time with Diggle’s Leyland Mayall curling the ball into the top corner to break the deadlock.
Shepley wasted two chances to equalise before a fine shot by Matthew Taylor doubled the away side’s lead with 10 minutes remaining.
Shepley pulled a goal back two minutes later through Damian Sykes but Diggle held on.
In Division IV Farnley Terriers and Hade Edge shared the points in an entertaining 2-2 draw. Hade Edge’s Jason Beaumont fired the away side into a first-half lead before Ryan France equalised on the stroke of half time.
Edge regained the lead through Edward Dalton but Watson’s thunderbolt shot ensured the points were shared.