A LATE goal by Beeston St Anthony broke Pool's hearts after they have a spirited display despite losing 1-0 in the second round of the West Yorkshire League Cup on Saturday.

Pool hosted the runaway leaders of the Premier Division and matched them in every department.

Indeed Pool edged the first half, creating by far the better chances, but they were unable to capitalise. Many of the chances were close-range efforts which lacked power to beat the Beeston keeper.

Jamie Algar and Jack Farrimond were heavily involved in Pool's sound attacking play, the latter being brought down in the box for a clear cut penalty.

The usually reliable Scott Firth stepped up for the spot-kick, but was denied by a fine diving save by the keeper.

Beeston's best chance of the half saw a fine move culminating in a shot at the near post, but Pool's keeper Andy Doey produced a super fast reaction with his feet to deflect the ball on to the post and to safety.

In truth, taking into account the penalty and other chances, Pool could easily have had two or three goals in the half.

In the second half, the match continued in similar vein, though it was a more even contest.

They continued to give Beeston little time on the ball, the returning Josh Wagstaff along with brother Jordan constantly harrying, aided by the ever reliable Harvey Atkinson.

It was disappointing for Pool when for the first time in the match they were caught short of numbers at the back, the Beeston striker taking full advantage of the space to score the vital goal.

With only five minutes remaining, and despite their best efforts, Pool were unable to get the equaliser they so richly deserved.

Pool can take plenty of positives from the match as they continue their strong form.

* Pool Reserves travelled to Wyke Wanderers Reserves in their Alliance Division Two match, coming away with a 0-0 draw and a deserved point from a goalless match.