Otley Town 4 Newsome 0

TOWN avenged the 5-1 defeat they had suffered at the hands of the West Yorkshire League Division Two new boys earlier in the season with an impressive display.

This was only their second defeat of the season so Town were justifiably pleased with their success.

The early exchanges saw Newsome create the better chances without causing goalkeeper James Senior undue alarm.

Town opened the scoring after 30 minutes when some intricate link up play from Luke Stainthorpe and Harry Leigh saw two shots cleared off the line before Liam Dixon arriving late in the box to smash the ball home.

Town started the second half on the front foot as they looked to put their West Riding County FA Trophy exit behind them.

Their work rate was good in the strength-sapping conditions and they extended their lead just before the hour.

A drifted ball turned the Newsome defence and enabled Bobby Neesam to run clear through on goal and score from the edge of the box.

Leigh and Jonathan Unwin had to be alert to keep the pacy Newsome wingers in check, while captain Rick Parry and Steve Lisgo worked tirelessly in the heart of the defence.

Dixon timed another run into the box perfectly to crash home his second goal.

Young Callan Wells was outstanding in midfield as his side kept a firm grip on the game.

Dan Petty rounded off the scoring by getting his first goal since returning to the fold.

Town are now second in the league and looking forward to Saturday's, Wharfedale & District FA Cup semi-final clash with Horsforth St Margaret's on Saturday.