Otley Town 4 Horsforth St Margaret’s 2

OTLEY Town secured their place in the final of the Wharfedale & District FA Challenge Cup with comfortable semi-final win.

They didn’t let their growing injury list trouble them as they raced into an early lead and never looked back.

Skipper Rick Parry netted the opener when he met Jonathan Unwin ‘s free kick with a powerful header.

Unwin’s dead-ball prowess was on show again 15 minutes later. This time his corner kick was driven to the near post where Harry Leigh netted with a glancing header.

The perfect pitch at the Brownlee Centre enabled Town to get their passing game together.

The lead was stretched to 3-0 when Bobby Neesham netted his second goal in two games after good build-up play from Mitchell Lambert-Tuthill, Parry and Luke Stainthorpe.

Horsforth picked up their game after the break as they looked to make a game of it.

Five minutes after the restart Horsforth pulled a goal back.

Town were struggling to control the game as effectively as they did in the opening half, but they did restore their three-goal lead on the when Leigh found Stainthorpe in the six- yard box and he made no mistake.

Stainthorpe put the only blot on the Town display when he picked up his second yellow card and was dismissed with half hour to go.

Horsforth had their tails up after Stainthorpe’s departure and netted a second goal. Town were determined not to throw victory away and remained solid in the closing minutes to set up a final clash with neighbours Pool.

Striker Neesham led the line brilliantly and was Town’s man of the match.