Kirklees Sunday League outfit Wellington Westgate A finally wore down stubborn Heavy Woollen opponents Deighton WMC to win their Huddersfield FA Sunday Challenge Cup preliminary round clash 6-1.
Deighton put on a spirited display and they matched Wellington well into the second half, but it will be Wellington who face Dalton in the quarter-finals.
After a tight opening period Deighton’s influential Kirk Smith struck a 20 yard effort against the Wellington crossbar with keeper Jordan Grout well beaten.
At the other end Paul Pyke, Adam Hill and Anthony Haigh combined well before a shot was well blocked by Deighton keeper Sam Hopton.
Not to be outdone Grout also pulled off a splendid save for Wellington from a point blank header five minutes before half-time.
Just moments before the interval Wellington’s Haigh gave his side the lead with a close range header.
Eight minutes into the second half Deighton equalised when Dale Brooke scored a stunning goal from 25 yards.
Wellington gradually got their passing game together and took a grip on the game, but Grout was still called upon to save from a Deighton free-kick.
Pyke restored Wellington’s lead after being set up neatly by Hill, and soon after Pyke then shot narrowly wide.
Deighton still threatened and on 63 minutes their centre forward blazed over from 10 yards.
Haigh made it 3-1 after Pyke had raced through the Deighton defence to create the chance and five minutes later Haigh completed his hat trick and gave Wellington a 4-1 advantage after Pyke had again created the opportunity.
Substitute Mark McSherry added another to make it 5-1 with a half volley from a Brett McDonagh cross.
Ten minutes from time minutes Graham McLachlan had a header well saved by Hopton, but the Deighton keeper could do nothing prevent a final goal scored by Pyke.