STRIKER Reece Thompson caught the eye during Guiseley's 6-0 victory at Garforth Town in the West Riding County Cup on Tuesday – and not just for his four goals.

Guiseley's head of youth development Dave Currie, who was in charge of the Lions for the night, said: "Reece's work rate is frightening.

"We asked him to play on the left-hand side in the second half and he was working back to defend and then getting himself up into the box.

"He is a bubbly lad, an infectious character and when he works hard it rubs off on everybody else."

Striker Thompson netted the only goal of the first half when he converted a Raul Correir cross.

He then rattled in a second half hat-trick before Jean-Yves Koue Niate scored his first for the Lions, with Will Wells wrapping up the scoring.

Currie added: "It took us a while to get going but once the game settled our quality shone through.

"The attitude of the first-team players was spot-on in the way that they spoke to the Academy players.

"Jack Lazenby and Luke Hogg looked as if they could play at that level all day, and the Academy lads will learn a lot from playing with John Rooney and Danny Lowe, who have been there and done it.

"Garforth worked their socks off and I felt sorry for them once the second goal went in and their heads went down."

Former Retford United, Lincoln City, Frickley Athletic, York City and North Ferriby forward Thompson, 23, said: "I was just happy to get out there and get a full 90 minutes under my belt.

"I haven't really been playing that much and it was just good to be involved again and scoring goals."

The Lions will face either last season’s finalists Tadcaster Albion or Silsden in the quarter-finals in the first week of December.