Harrogate Railway Athletic: Joshua Sharkey; Henry Gardner, Danny Mutch, Lewis Pye (Hakkinen Anani), Joshua Lockwood, Jacob Robertson (Neal Davis), Joe Navier, Harry Bandeira (Alex Clark), Sam Clothier (Daniel Hickey), Luca Bolino, Nathan Merchant. Sub. (not used): Owen Dunckley.

Knaresborough Town: Tommy Brown; Alex Marsh, James Beaston, Sam Cook (Brett Smith), Harry Lee; Ewan Gregson, Ben Parkes, (Alfie Lee), Brad Walker (Phil Milsom), Jack Emmett (Aaron White), Dom Creamer; Danny Edwards (Alex Ingham).

Having being postponed the week before, the West Riding County F.A. County Cup quarter-final tie at Station View attracted a large attendance of 327 on Tuesday evening as Knaresborough managed to secure passage through to a home semi-final with Guiseley having won 6-1.

The ideal start saw James Beaston score his first goal of the season when he hammered in a loose ball after Ewan Gregson’s midfield free kick in the fourth minute.

Seven minutes later, Beaston’s centre back partner Sam Cook saw his effort take a heavy deflection to loop the ball past Josh Sharkey for the second.

Beaston’s next effort, a header, flew wide of the mark, but then Dom Creamer picked up the ball on the right and cut across the penalty area before firing home a fine shot to make it 3-0 in the 21st minute.

Whilst many believed that settled the game, the young Railway side were far from overawed and Luca Bolino made a fine run into the right side of the area before feeding Harry Bandeira to score from close range in the 36rh minute.

Two minutes later, Creamer ran strongly into the left side of the defence before firing across Sharkey into the far corner and within another three minutes, Ewan Gregson made it 5-1 after Jack Emmett’s cross from the right caused havoc in the home area.

Tommy Brown saved well from Bolino early in the second half and both sides made a number of changes which upset the game’s rhythm.

Harry Lee’s effort was dealt with by Sharkey and Brown saved well from Daniel Hickey before Creamer had three efforts all going close to proving his third.

Aaron White had a piledriver tipped over by Sharkey and Alex Ingham was wide from Gregson’s centre.

Ingham then got himself on the score sheet by turn well on to Creamer’s pass before shooting past Sharkey in the 83rd minute

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