Ovenden West Riding had little difficulty in powering through to the semi-finals of the West Riding Challenge Cup, beating Silsden Reserves 5-0 at Natty Lane on Saturday.
Playing with the gale force wind at their backs, West Riding were soon mounting wave after wave of attacks on Wayne Mahomet’s goal,
In the 10th minute good approach play involving Matt Jones, Robbie Graham and John Booth created the opportunity for Jordan Coduri to open the scoring with an excellent strike into the bottom corner of the net.
The home side were camped in the Silsden half for long periods and the visitors youthful side had no answer to West Riding’s attacks.
Coduri made it 2—0 with another fine finish and Matt Devlin’s superb cross-field ball enabled Booth to power a header into the far corner of the net,
Thomas Sowerbutts and Nicki Daanyaal tried to rally the visitors but Robbie Graham’s in-swinging corner on 30 minutes was too much for Mahommet to keep out.
Minutes later Graham’s free kick caused havoc in the Silsden defence and Carlton Pownall forced the ball over the line to virtually kill off the tie.
In the second half, with the elements in their favour, Silsden were expected to threaten West Riding’s supremacy.
However, after a bright opening 10 minutes in which Jay Corner cleared a goal-bound strike from Bradley Fay, Silsden were kept at bay by Graham Hall and Scott Eastwood.
Some fine saves from Mahommet, whose goal also had some close shaves, meant Ovenden were unable to add to their tally.
West Riding will play either Bay Athletic or Field while Goole United will face Steeton or Brighouse Town Reserves. The remaining two quarter-finals are scheduled for Saturday.