BATTYEFORD suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of fellow Under 15 title challengers Dalton Dynamoes.
A convincing 7-0 win means their opponents avenged a 3-2 defeat earlier in the season.
On a perfect day for football, Dalton expected a stronger test from the Mirfield side.
But, with key players missing through injury and having not played for three weeks due to postponements, Battyeford were a shadow of the side that has leaped top spot in Division I.
Dalton’s Kyle Johnson fired just wide after five minutes and, at the other end, Stefan Muffitt went equally close for Battyeford as the game swung from end to end.
The host’s reliable keeper Jordan Grout had to be quick off his line to produce a terrific save at the feet of Muffitt to prevent Battyeford taking the lead.
After half an hour, Dalton were beginning to gain the upper hand as Kyle Johnson and David Antwi began to find space on the flanks and rained in a series of crosses which kept Battyeford defenders, Luke Duncan and Elliot Smith busy.
But they eventually cracked when Antwi’s far post cross was nodded back across goal for Johnson to volley home the opening goal from eight yards.
Dalton doubled their advantage five minutes later when another cross, this time from Johnson, was driven into the roof of the net by Antwi.
By now they were in full flow and there was little Battyeford could do to stop them.
Within minutes Dalton were three up with an identical copy of the second goal and, when Bradley Riley fired home a fourth for Dalton, the game was effectively over by half-time.
Another goal each for Antwi and Riley in the second half ensured there would be no fight back from Battyeford and Josima Bradley rounded off the scoring with a seventh goal for Dalton 10 minutes from time.
Dalton will now have to wait a few weeks to find out their fourth round opponents.
Longcroft Lions, Wyke Wanderers and Rothwell Town still have much delayed second and third round games to play before the winners take on Dalton.