Otley Town 0 Beeston St Anthony's YAL 1

OTLEY Town bowed out of the West Riding County FA Trophy at the hands of the Yorkshire Amateur League rivals.

Town had to make six changes to the side that had defeated Hunslet Club in the West Yorkshire League Cup seven days earlier.

Among the absentees were injured full backs Harry Leigh and Jonathon Unwin while playmaker Chris Crellin was unavailable.

The home side started brightly with Luke Stainthorpe firing a low cross into the goalmouth where nobody was able to apply the finishing touch.

Conditions had a massive influence on the game with neither team able to get a real footing.

Beeston broke the deadlock when they showed determination to win possession on the halfway line.

A fantastic ball through to striker Anthony Garth saw him take advantage and score with a calm finish.

At the break manager Chris Peachey demanded more heart from the players who were struggling to make an impact.

An injury to Connor Wilson saw Town adopt a different formation in a bid to equalise.

Two clear chances were squandered by Town. Bobby Neesam back placed his effort wide at the far post, and striker Dan Petty looking to mark his return to the team with a goal, blazed over the bar.

As Town's search for a goal got increasingly more desperate, huge pockets of space were exploited by Beeston.

Only the agility of keeper James Senior prevented them from scoring more goals.