HUDDERSFIELD produced a super performance to reach the final of the West Riding County FA Minor Cup at Woodlesford on Saturday.
They turned on the style to beat Keighley, many people's tip for the Cup, with a tremendous 7-2 victory against a side who had conceded two goals only in five group games.
Huddersfield got off to a confidence-boosting start when in the second minute Oliver Storrie's shot from 16 yards trickled under the goalkeeper's body.
It took another 20 minutes before the second came.
Luke Gibson used space down the left to set up Matthew Hallam.
His initial shot was blocked and the ball ballooned into the air and fell back to Gibson, who volleyed it into the top left-hand corner.
Five minutes later it was 3-0. A Kris Andrews free-kick was punched away by the keeper and it again fell to Gibson, who shot home from 10 yards.
Andrews and Wayne Shooter were in command in midfield and they set up the fourth on 32nd minutes.
Receiving the ball from a throw-in, Andrews turned and played a square ball to Shooter.
He chipped the ball over the defence for Gareth Garside to hit a fierce shot into the roof of the net.
In added time in the first half, Keighley pulled a goal back when Alex Lambert scored following a solo run from just inside in Huddersfield half.
The first 10 minutes of the second half was the only time that Keighley had the bulk of the possession but the Huddersfield defence of keeper Luke Haigh, Ashley Derrick, Shaun Butler, Joel Franklyn and Daniel Bellanfonte had the answers.
In the 58th minute Haigh saved twice to deny attempts from Keighley's Spencer but five minutes later a harsh penalty was conceded.
Keighley's James Hall's spot kick was saved by Haigh but he could do nothing when the ball rebounded back to the Keighley player who tucked it away from five yards.
With the advantage down to two goals the question was: "Were Huddersfield going to crack?"
The 70th minute gave the answer.
Keighley's striker beat three men which left him with only keeper Haigh to beat.
He narrowed the angle and made a brilliant block before the ball was cleared and within 60 seconds Huddersfield went 5-2 ahead. The ball ran to Gibson, who made ground before crossing for substitute Greg Johnson to side-foot home from 10 yards.
And they completed the scoring in the 80th and 88th minutes when another substitute, Michael Morris, crossed for Storrie to score number six and Bellanfonte and Gibson combined to give substitute Craig Thompson the seventh.
Huddersfield now face Leeds FA in the final, which is provisionally booked for Saturday, May 5.