Honley progressed to the third round of the West Riding FA Challenge Trophy with a 2-0 win over AFC Horsforth, but it was slightly marred by the awful condition of the rutty pitch.
Over 100 youngsters had played on it beforehand, making it almost unplayable and not conducive to flowing football.
AFC Horsforth were certainly the older team, but with that they had experience, were well structured and good at retaining possession.
Opting to play the ball quickly into their strikers gave them counter-attacking options, but Daniel Goodwin was in fine form allowing no space.
Honley broke the deadlock on 20 minutes through James Clapham and it was a strike of real class. Receiving the ball, back to goal on the edge of the area, he flicked it up and then unleashed a rocket drive into the top corner.
Horsforth kept plugging away but Elliott and Durrans in central defence had little to worry about, playing comfortably in front of keeper Robinson.
Honley doubled their lead after a further 10 minutes with a great solo goal from man-of-the-match Oliver Willitts, who ran from half way past several defenders before lifting home a shot.
Honley should have had a third when Brett and then Lindley saw efforts blocked.
Horsforth pushed up and after 60 minutes they could have pulled a goal back when a midfield player was unmarked on the penalty spot, but his shot went wide.
Although this was not a vintage display from Honley, they are into the next round and can look forward to another cup tie this coming weekend.