INTER ATHLETIC are now setting their sights on the West Riding Sunday Trophy semi-finals.
The Get Smart Group Kirklees Sunday League side progressed to the last eight with a 6-0 success against Delius, in a tie which was switched away from Longfield Avenue.
Kieran Ryan scored a hat trick as Inter went streaming through.
The game started at a slow rate, with both teams having chances.
However, Inter’s front four of Liam Gibbon, John Conheeney, Dean Wharam and Ryan soon started to cause havoc in the Delius half.
Ryan’s first goal was an all too simple one as Gibbon put in a corner and Ryan got up to plant home a header.
His second came shortly after, as he turned a defender and shot with his left foot low into the bottom right corner.
Conheeney then added a third after Gibbon won the ball on the edge of his own area and ran the length of the field before teeing up his teammate.
Ryan’s hat trick came after a break from a goalmouth scramble on Inter’s own line, and he provided a very cool finish.
Inter were perhaps lucky not to have conceded before half time, but they were well worth their lead.
Inter’s fifth came from Andrew Allison, who kept his head nicely to slot past the onrushing Delius keeper.
Delius then scuppered numerous second-half chances before Michael Ackroyd finished off the scoring after a fantastic cross from Wharam landed on his right foot for an easy tap-in.
unfortunately for the League, Wellington A were defeated 3-0 when they hosted Apperley Bridge at the same stage.
Wellington started the game very brightly but missed several chances and went in at half time 1-0 down.
The second half started in the same way with Wellington on top, but Apperley hadŠ two counter attacks and punished the Huddersfield side on both occasions.Š
ApperleyŠ Bridge defended stoutly and, with their goalkeeper in great form, managed to keep a clean sheet as Wellington’s best efforts hit the woodwork.
In Division I of the League, leaders Pak Rangers defeated second-placed Black Bull 4-1.
On target for Rangers were Brighton Mugadza (2), Paul Pyke and Neil Slattery. Gill replied for Bull.
Marsh finally grabbed their first points of the season with a fine 4-0 victory over Helion Albion.
Jimmy Meadows bagged all four Marsh goals, with Salm claiming Helion’s consolation.
Division II leaders Queen beat basement side Escorpians 5-1 – but were made to battle for their win.
It was only Queen’s second match in two months due to poor weather, but it didn’t take them long to find their rhythm at Lindley Rec.
Queen took the lead after a neat passing move released Craig Cartwright down the left and he ran the ball inside before slotting past the keeper, who had a superb game and saved his side from a real hammering.
The rest of the goals came in the second half, Queen going 3-0 up through brothers Dave and John Brennan.
Escorpians pulled one back before further goals from Marc Howland and Dave Brennan, his second, completed the scoring.
Second-placed Town Rangers also won – beating Clifton Rangers 6-3.
Scorers for Town were Thornton (2), Hawkyard, Boustead (R), Boustead (N) and Madigan.
Joint third Field Head beat Club Kirkheaton 5-3.
D Wright (3), Gilman and Crabtree notched for Head.